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Bruckner ‘Locus Iste’ | Choir Competition

Posted on 8 April 2015

Calling all choirs:  your chance to share the stage and sing

with award-winning choir, Tenebrae

To celebrate the launch of Tenebrae’s new Brahms and Bruckner Motets album on Signum Records, one talented and lucky choir will be invited to perform with award-winning professional choir, Tenebrae, at the album launch concert in the exquisite surroundings and acoustic of St. James’s Church, Spanish Place (Marylebone, London) on Thursday 12th November 2015 (tickets available here). Profits from the sale of the new album will go to Macmillan Cancer Support to aid their incredible work.

The competition is in association with Classic FM and is generously sponsored by the international publishing company, Edition Peters Ltd. To be in with a chance of winning this once in a lifetime opportunity, choirs are invited to submit a simple audio recording of Bruckner’s ‘Locus Iste’ to be judged by Tenebrae’s Artistic Director, Nigel Short. Please note that recording quality will not be taken in account as part of the judging criteria.

Nigel Short adds, “‘Locus Iste’ was probably the very first piece of music by Bruckner I sang when a choir boy and it was a favourite of the whole choir. Its beauty is in its simplicity and understatement and yet, within the short space of this 2 minute piece, Bruckner still manages to venture far and wide harmonically and dynamically, making it something of a little dynamo motet! I hope you enjoy singing it as much as I did. We are excited to launch the disc together with a guest choir and I look forward to listening to your entries!”

Entries must be submitted by email to [email protected] with applications closing on 10th September 2015. The winner will be announced on 24th September 2015. Terms and Conditions and FAQs are available at:


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