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A Prayer for Deliverance

  • 31 October 2023
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Wigmore Hall
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A Prayer for Deliverance

Mixing iconic choral works with music by some of today’s most exciting composers, this varied programme is centred around themes of rest. Joel Thompson’s virtuosic new work is a particular highlight: written for 15 vocal parts, A Prayer for Deliverance (2021) perfectly showcases Tenebrae’s core values of passion and precision. The second half features Herbert Howells’ Requiem – surely one of the most moving works in the English choral repertoire. Experience this powerful music in the iconic setting and stunning acoustic of London’s Wigmore Hall.


Gustav Holst (1874-1934) – The Evening-Watch
Cecilia McDowall (b.1951) – Standing as I do before God
Francis Pott (b.1957) – The Souls of the Righteous
Caroline Shaw (b.1982) – and the swallow
Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012) – A Good-Night
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) – Rest
Joel Thompson (b.1988) – A Prayer for Deliverance


John Tavener (1944-2013) – Song for Athene
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Valiant for Truth
Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795-1856) – Lay a garland on her hearse
Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900) – The long day closes
Herbert Howells (1892-1983) – Requiem
William H Harris (1883-1973) – Bring us, O Lord God

Venue & Address

Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae


£18 – £50 General sale for this concert will open at 10:00AM on Thursday 4 May.