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Five Star Reviews in Choir and Organ

Posted on 7th January 2014

Tenebrae Choir have received two five star reviews in the January/February edition of Choir and Organ Magazine for their most recent releases.

Returning to the sublime music of Tomás Luis de Victoria on Signum with their recording of his timeless Tenebrae Responsories, Tenebrae were described by Choir and Organ as “bridging the spiritual gulf between church and concert hall, and their appreciation of the text and its meaning is especially profound.  The blend is gorgeous and awareness of individual lines and voices always serves both the music and its recording.”

Russian Treasures, due for release on 13 January, is the twentieth album from Tenebrae, and the first release on new label Bene Arte, established exclusively to record the choir and associated artists. Russian choral music has been a feature in Tenebrae’s concert performances since the choir’s inception and over the years they have worked extensively with Russian language coaches whilst nurturing their own characteristics of passion and precision to deliver a special and heartfelt tribute to the music of these great composers. Choir and Organ described the release as “majestic interpretations with a beautiful bloom on the recorded sound.”

Nigel Short also contributes to this month’s Choir and Organ Magazine with a wonderful article on the challenges for UK choirs in singing Russian Orthodox music.

Tenebrae will be performing works from their new album Russian Treasures in a performance on 30 January at St. James’s Church, Spanish Place, London. For tickets and further information about the concert, please click here.