Skip to Content

Russian Treasures

Buy Tickets

Most Christian liturgies are strongly associated with singing, but none are defined by the intoned human voice quite like those of the Eastern Orthodox Churches. No surprise then, that there should be a wealth of choral music associated with this liturgy, dating back to the 16th century and evolving more-or-less uninterrupted until the sudden decline in the Church’s fortunes which accompanied the Bolshevik Rebellion in 1917. Russian choral music has been a feature in Tenebrae’s concert performances since the choir’s inception, and this exquisite collection includes some little-known gems, rarely heard outside Russia, as well as some familiar favourites from this vast area of choral repertoire.


Sergei Rachmaninov – Priidite, poklonimsia from All-Night Vigil (2’30)
Sergei Rachmaninov – Blagoslovenie and Velikaya Yektenia from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (7’00)
Sergei Rachmaninov – Blazhen muzh from All-Night Vigil (5’30)
Sergei Rachmaninov – Heruvimskaya pesn from Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (4’30)
Pavel Chesnokov – Tebe poyem (3’30)
Nikolay Golovanov – Otche nash (3’30)
Pavel Chesnokov – Svete tihiy (3’00)
Sergei Rachmaninov – Bogoroditse Devo from All-Night Vigil (3’00)
Pavel Chesnokov – Heruvimskaya pesn (2’30)
Alexander Sheremetiev – Nïne silï nebesïya (4’00)
Nikolay Golovanov – Slava Ottsu (Yedinorodnï) (4’00)
Sergei Rachmaninov – Nïne otpushchayeshï from All-Night Vigil (3’30)
Viktor Kalinnikov – Svete tihiy (2’30)
Mikhail Glinka – Heruvimskaya pesn (4’00)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Legend (The Crown of Roses) (3’00)
Nikolay Kedrov – Otche nash (2’30)
Sergei Rachmaninov – Vzbrannoy voyevode from All-Night Vigil (1’45)

Venue & Address:

Saint-Marie Abbey, Abbaye, Cloître de l'Abbaye, Pl. Pierre Betz, Souillac, 46200, France


Nigel Short, Tenebrae


EUR 15-80