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Tenebrae visits Villach with a programme celebrating J. S. Bach as one of the greatest composers of all time. His motets for double choir are pillars of the choral repertoire and this performance will feature three of them: Komm, Jesu komm, Jesu, meine Freude, and Singet dem Herrn. While very different in character, they all showcase the choir’s virtuosic voices and encompass a wide range of emotions – the ideal combination for Tenebrae.

Popular with choral music fans across the world, Sir James MacMillan is one of today’s most successful composers. His musical language is heavily influenced by his Scottish heritage and Catholic faith, blended with influences from Eastern Europe. Tenebrae perform his astonishing Miserere, mei Deus as well as his atmospheric setting of I Saw Eternity, written for Tenebrae in 2021.

“Unaccompanied choral singing comes no better than this – in blend, accuracy, precision and commitment…” The Guardian.


J. S. Bach – Komm, Jesu komm
James MacMillan – Tenebrae factae sunt
J. S. Bach – Jesu meine Freude
James MacMillan – Miserere

James MacMillan -Tradiderunt me
James MacMillan – Jesum tradidit
James MacMillan – I Saw Eternity
J. S. Bach – Singet dem Herrn


Nigel Short, Tenebrae