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A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

20th Anniversary Tour

Tenebrae visit the Abbey Church in Noirlac for ‘Les Traversées’. This concert programme celebrates some of the finest choral works from the Renaissance through to the present day, ranging from the haunting Allegri ‘Miserere mei, Deus’, to Whitacre’s resplendent ‘I thank You God’. Featuring a number of familiar favourites, these works showcase the rich dark sound world of the Russian orthodox, the prayerful intimacy of contemporary English masters and the soaring contrapuntal lines of the late Renaissance. Closing with Harris’ spectacular ‘Faire is the Heaven’, this programme is a true homage to choral greats past and present.

Programme:

Alonso Lobo – Versa est in luctum
William Croft/Henry Purcell – Burial Sentences
Thomas Tallis – Loquebantur variis languis
Tallis – Salvator mundi
Tallis – Te lucis ante terminum
Antonio Lotti -Crucifixus
Gregorio Allegri – Miserere mei, Deus

INTERVAL

John Tavener – Funeral Ikos
Tavener – Hymn to the Mother of God
Tavener – Song for Athene
Sergei Rachmaninov – Heruvimskaya pesn
Pavel Chesnokov – Heruvimskaya pesn
Gustav Holst – Ave Maria
Holst – Nunc Dimittis
Eric Whitacre – I thank You God
William Harris – Faire is the Heaven

Venue & Address:

Noirlac Abbey, Bruère-Allichamps, Saint-Amand-Montrond, 18200 , United Kingdom

Artist(s):

Nigel Short, Tenebrae

Tickets:

EUR 16-22, under12s free.

Bookings by post or in person at Abbaye de Noirlac 18200 Bruère-Allichamps, phone bookings on 02 48 96 17 16 or email [email protected]