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Humanity and Liberty

  • Thursday 3rd December 2020
  • 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
  • Wigmore Hall
  • Wigmore Hall
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The message in this programme is one of peace, the longing for it and the beauty, innocence and simplicity that can result from it. With the exception of Schoenberg – whose work written in 1907 seems way ahead of its time harmonically – the composers took their inspiration from the Second World War, whether by direct pleas for peace, liberation and freedom or simply by declaring their faith and praying for peace and humanity to reign supreme.

“Poulenc had vocal expertise in mind when he wrote his choral music, and that is what he gets in this fine selection… all performed with colour and skill by Tenebrae.”
– The Daily Telegraph


Roderick Williams: Lucis Creator Optime (New commission)
Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia
Rudolf Mauersberger: Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst
Francis Poulenc: Figure Humaine


René Clausen: In pace
Philip Moore: Evening Prayers (Three Prayers Of Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
Eric Whitacre: Hope, Faith, Life, Love
Arnold Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden

Venue & Address:

Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae


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