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Tenebrae returns to the historic setting of St Bartholomew-the-Great in London’s cloth fair, with a sequence of choral masterpieces. Spanning over 400 years, the programme includes music by Renaissance masters Byrd and Gibbons, much-loved choral favourites by Harris and Holst, and works by some of today’s most exciting composers. Founded in 1123, this stunning church is the perfect setting for a candlelit concert on a summer’s evening.



John Tavener – Song for Athene
William Harris – Bring Us, O Lord God
William Byrd – Ave Verum Corpus
Roderick Williams – Ave Verum Corpus Re-Imagined
Joanna Marsh – Evening Prayer
Cecilia McDowall – Standing As I Do Before God
John Tavener – Funeral Ikos
Orlando Gibbons arr. Christian Forshaw – Drop, Drop Slow Tears
Eric Whitacre – When David Heard
William Harris – Faire is the Heaven
Gustav Holst – Ave Maria
Gustav Holst – Nunc Dimittis

*This programme will last approximately 70 minutes, and will run without an interval.


Nigel Short, Tenebrae