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Drop, drop slow tears

Holy Week Festival 2020 Buy Tickets

Virtuoso saxophonist Christian Forshaw is joined by Nigel Short and a consort of Tenebrae singers in an ethereal sequence of
penitential settings for Holy Week. Combining elements of ancient and modern to stunning effect, Forshaw and Tenebrae bring new colours and context to music by Gibbons, Tallis, and Hildegard von Bingen in a series of new arrangements and compositions, many of which will be performed for the first time in this reflective concert.


Gibbons Drop, drop slow tears
Hildegard von Bingen arr. Short O vos imitatores
Forshaw Renouncement
Victoria The Reproaches
Short Tenebrae Responsories: Una hora
Tenebrae factae sunt
Tallis arr. Forshaw O nata lux
Forshaw In paradisum
Tallis Absterge Domine
Te lucis ante terminum
Gibbons arr. Short Drop, drop slow tears

Artist Information:

Christian Forshaw saxophone
Tenebrae Consort
Nigel Short director

Venue & Address:

St John’s Smith Square, St John's Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae


£35, £28, £22, £14, YF