Tenebrae had a busy end to 2014 starting with a performance in Malgarten, Germany in early December followed swiftly by concerts at London’s Cadogan Hall, performing Handel’s ‘Messiah’ with the English Chamber Orchestra, and St John’s Smith Square, presenting Tenebrae’s Christmas programme ‘What Sweeter Music’. This included traditional carol arrangements, original pieces composed for Christmas and some lighter close-harmony arrangements of Christmas favourites.
2015 began with a recording of Brahms and Bruckner choral music in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research (due for release Autumn 2015). In addition to this, Tenebrae is set to record a new Christmas disc later this month. Watch this space!
Tenebrae Consort was also delighted to join forces with the esteemed Chilingirian Quartet for a special one-off concert on January 11th. This concert mixed music written nearly 200 years apart to create a theatrical sequence around one of the most dramatic moments in the story of Jesus Christ, the events of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. This unique programme offered a rare chance to hear alternating movements between Haydn and Gesualdo’s settings of The Seven Last Words in the intimate, candlelit surrounds of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.