During spring 2023 we plan to tour and record a dramatic new programme, combining three of J. S. Bach’s iconic motets with contemporary works by Sir James MacMillan. Captured live in concert at Snape Maltings, this new album will feature the world premiere recording of MacMillan’s ‘I Saw Eternity’, which was composed specially for Tenebrae.
Throughout April and May 2023, Tenebrae will tour the programme in concert in the UK, Switzerland and Hungary – including at our Holy Week Festival at St John’s Smith Square, London. This will give us the chance to get to know the pieces inside out, developing our interpretation and forging a strong partnership with the string and keyboard players who will join us in the Bach motets. In May 2023, we will give a very special performance in the beautiful concert hall at Snape Maltings in Suffolk, UK. Working with a team of expert sound producers from Signum Records, we will create a top-quality live-capture recording of the performance, combining Tenebrae’s trademark passion and precision with the added excitement and energy that a live audience brings. The full album will be released in autumn 2023.
We need your help to raise £20,000, which will contribute towards recording fees for our wonderful freelance artists, and practical costs such as travel and accommodation. Donations can be made through our Crowdfunder Page. Please spread the word among friends and family, and on social media mentioning us @TenebraeChoir.