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Virtual Workshop – The Tenebrae Effect with Nigel Short

Associate ArtistsWorkshops
  • 04 June 2020
  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Virtual Workshop – The Tenebrae Effect with Nigel Short


Taking Tenebrae’s popular workshop series online, Nigel Short explores the vocal techniques that help to create Tenebrae’s distinctive sound. There will be ample opportunity to put your skills to the test by singing along from home as Nigel conducts performances of some of the music featured in Tenebrae’s recent concert for BBC Four, as well as Lotti’s much-loved Crucifixus and Bridge’s playful setting, The Bee.

Nigel will also be joined by two of Tenebrae’s Associate Artists, Hannah King and Benedict Flinn, who will lead a short warm-up and be on hand to demonstrate the techniques that Nigel describes. The session will close with a short Q&A.

Workshops will take place on Zoom, and in advance of the event participants will receive an email containing login details, scores and links to Tenebrae recordings. Spaces at this workshop are limited, so we recommend reserving your place in advance to avoid disappointment.

We know that many people have been adversely affected by COVID-19, and we are pleased to offer this workshop free of charge so that it is available to all. However, if you are able, we ask that you consider supporting Tenebrae at this difficult time by making a donation (suggested minimum: £10) or joining our membership. All funds raised will go towards fees for our artists, and towards ensuring the future sustainability of the choir. Click here to find out more about our membership schemes or make a one-off donation.


Hubert Parry – My Soul, There is a Country

Alonso Lobo – Versa est in luctum

Antonio Lotti – Crucifixus in 8 parts

Frank Bridge – The Bee


Associate Artists, Nigel Short, Tenebrae

The Tenebrae Effect

Inspiring through passion and precision

‘The Tenebrae Effect’ is Tenebrae’s inspiring choral development initiative that provides an insight into the elements which make Tenebrae’s sound and interpretation to music so unique.

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