Soul music from the heart of a vanished Russia, as Tenebrae perform Rachmaninov’s Vespers.
Passionate, serene, and rooted in a deep and heartfelt faith, Sergei Rachmaninov said that he loved his Vespers above all his other works. Written as an act of consolation in the depths of the First World War, grounded in ancient Orthodox chants but clothed in all the lushness and fantasy of late-Romantic Russia, they gave their composer “an hour of the most complete satisfaction” – and every performance generates an unrepeatable atmosphere. Just a few days into the Orthodox new year, Tenebrae shine on this midwinter evening at St Martin-in-the-Fields: music (and singing) that will glow in the dark.
Tenebrae is the current master of the Russian Sound.” – Classic FM
Rachmaninov – Vespers
Venue & Address:
St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ, United Kingdom
£10 – £50