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A Prayer for Deliverance

  • 06 November 2023
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Bridgewater Hall
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A Prayer for Deliverance

Mixing iconic choral works with music by some of today’s most exciting composers, Tenebrae returns to Manchester with this varied programme, centred around themes of rest and musical farewells. 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 –  one of the most moving works in the English choral repertoire. Experience this powerful music in the iconic setting and stunning acoustic of the Bridgewater 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

The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3WS, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae


From £14.50 – students £5.50