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Medieval Chant and Tallis Lamentations

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Tenebrae are delighted to return to Dortmund’s beautiful and atmospheric St. Marienkirche with hand-picked singers from the choir in the Tenebrae Consort.

A programme representing the daily duties of a singer in a Medieval English Cathedral from late afternoon until dusk. The hypnotic rhythm of antiphonal psalms, the familiarity of ancient hymns and the tranquillity of unaccompanied plainsong processions allow us to appreciate the beauty of this timeless music. Tallis’ intensely moving Lamentations of Jeremiah is programmed alongside medieval chant to highlight a stark contrast in style as one hears Tallis’ contrapuntal textures against the simplistic beauty of Gregorian chant.

This performance was previously scheduled for 19 May 



John Sheppard – In manus tuas I
Plainchant Hymn for Passion Sunday: Pange lingua gloriosi
Plainchant Compline for Passiontide Part I
William Byrd – Ne irascaris
Plainchant Compline for Passiontide Part II
Thomas Tallis – If ye love me
Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter


John Sheppard In manus tuas II
Plainchant – Attende Domine
Thomas Tallis – Lamentations for Jeremiah I
Plainchant Responsory: In monte Oliveti
Thomas Tallis – Lamentations II
Plainchant Responsory: Tristis est anima mea
William Blitheman – In pace in idipsum

Artist Information:

Nigel Short Tenebrae Consort

Venue & Address:

Dortmund St. Marienkirche, Kleppingstrasse 5, Dortmund, Germany, 44135, Germany


Nigel Short, Tenebrae Consort


16€ -23€