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Mixing iconic choral works with some of today’s most exciting composers, this programme centres on a theme of rest. Highlights include Joel Thompson’s virtuosic A Prayer for Deliverance, William Harris’s transcendent journey ‘into the house and gate of heaven’ and Richard Rodney Bennett’s tribute to Linda McCartney. The second half features one of the most moving works in the English choral repertoire, a Requiem composed by Herbert Howells after the untimely death of his young son Michael.

‘A concert by Tenebrae is more than a performance. It’s an experience that envelops the audience… this is one of the best choirs in the world’ St Louis Post

‘Devastatingly beautiful’ Gramophone


Gustav Holst – The Evening-watch
Cecilia McDowall – Standing as I do before God
Francis Pott – The Souls of the Righteous
Caroline Shaw – And the Swallow
Richard Rodney Bennett – A Good-Night
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Rest
Joel Thompson – A Prayer for Deliverance


John Tavener – Song for Athene
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Valiant-for-Truth
Robert Pearsall – Lay a garland
Arthur Sullivan – The long day closes
Herbert Howells – Requiem
1. Salvator mundi
2. Psalm 23
3. Requiem aeternam I
4. Psalm 121
5. Requiem aeternam II
6. I heard a voice from Heaven
William Harris – Bring us, O Lord


Nigel Short, Tenebrae

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