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A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

20th Anniversary Tour
  • 16 October 2022
  • 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Mont Saint-Michel, France
  • Via Aeterna
A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

Tenebrae visit Mont-Saint-Michel with a concert programme celebrating some of the finest choral works from the Renaissance through to the present day – ranging from Allegri’s haunting ‘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.


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


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

Abbatiale du Mont-Saint-Michel, Abbatiale du Mont-Saint-Michel, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, 50170, France