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Le temps de Noël with Oliver Coates: Cello Unwrapped

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Tenebrae is delighted to be collaborating with cellist Oliver Coates for a seasonal sequence of French and English music.

Choral works by Poulenc and Fauré are contrasted with Saint-Saëns’ Prière and Jonathan Harvey’s fascinating Lauds for choir and cello. Lauds was inspired by the first Benedictine office before daybreak, when monks are summoned to the rising of the sun.

The evening ends with Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols with cello.


Poulenc Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël FP 152
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine with cello obbligato
Debussy Trois chansons de Charles d’Orleans
Fauré Andante for cello and organ
Jonathan Harvey Lauds
Anon Angelus ad Virginem
Warlock Benedicamus Domino
Warlock I saw a fair maiden
John Luther Adams Three High Places for solo cello
Skempton Adam lay y-bounden
Britten Hymn to the Virgin
Lloyd Love Came Down at Christmas
Bax I Sing of a Maiden
Todd My Lord has come
Saint-Saëns Prière Op. 158 (cello and organ)
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on carols with organ and cello

Artist Information:

Nigel Short Artistic Director
Oliver Coates Cello

Venue & Address:

King’s Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae


£19.50 – £49.50 Savers – £9.50