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Tenebrae Consort present a wide-ranging celebration of choral settings that encompass the richest of styles, scorings and moods. The seemingly unlimited inventiveness of the musical arrangers leaves no vocal trick uncovered featuring Christmas Classics (‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ and ‘Jingle Bells’) and World Folk Songs (‘En la macarenita’ and ‘Viens par le pré’) alongside covers from the Great American Song Book (‘My Funny Valentine’). Enter this world of choral song in all its guises, and be enchanted.

These concerts feature a small ensemble of singers handpicked from Tenebrae. The ensemble is composed of 6 young professional singers, some of whom are enrolled on to Tenebrae’s esteemed Associate Artists scheme.

Under the leadership of the Tenebrae’s Artistic Director, Nigel Short, the Associate Artists scheme is unique amongst professional choirs as it meets the need for young talent to develop exceptional pedagogic and performance skills in order to sustain a career as a professional singer. Click here to find out more about how you can help each of our Associate Artists on their journey to excellence, passion and precision.


The Sacred Sphere
Judith Weir Drop down ye heavens
Johann Eccard Maria wallt zum Heiligtum
Francisco Guerrero Pastores loquebantur
Owain Park Sing Lullaby
Joanna Marsh Evergreen

World Folk Songs
Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott Viens par le pré
Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott En la macarenita
Trad. arr. Bob Chilcott Aka-Tonbo

Great American Songbook
Jerome Kern arr. Bob Chilcott Go Little Boat
Randy Newman arr. Chilcott Texas Girl
Rogers/Hart arr. Owain Park My Funny Valentine

Bob Chilcott Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars 

Traditional Carols
Trad. arr. Geoffrey Keating God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Trad. arr. Lawson Away in a manger
Hopkins arr. Jonathan Rathbone We Three Kings

The lighter side of Christmas
Gillespie/Coot arr. Rathbone Santa Claus is coming to town
Tormé/Wells arr. Peter Gritton The Christmas Song#
Pierpont arr. Gordon Langford Jingle Bells


Associate Artists, Tenebrae