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Tenebrae Fauré Requiem is BBC Radio 3 record of choice

Posted on 4 July 2016

20 - Faure Requiem

Tenebrae’s recording of the Fauré Requiem paired with Bach Partita no.2 in D minor and a selection of Bach chorales has been named Richard Morrison’s BBC Radio 3 Building a Library recommendation.

Broadcast on Saturday 2nd July at 9am, Morrison described Tenebrae’s 2012 recording with the London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble as “an ideal balance between transcendental calm and galvanising passion”, praising the pairing of Bach chorales and partita with the Fauré and giving the choir “full marks for originality”.

Morrison also noted the work of the recording’s two soloists, describing soprano Grace Davidson as “matchless” in the Pie Jesu.

My first choice has to be Nigel Short’s recording with Tenebrae. The choral singing is matchless…nothing surpasses the serene beauty of this performance.

Tenebrae is delighted to have received such recognition, and to have the recording described as “the English choral tradition at its zenith.”

Tenebrae’s Faure Requiem is available to purchase on CD or digital download via our online shop. Don’t miss Tenebrae’s performance of this programme with the esquistic Aurora Orchestra at St John’s Smith Square on 12th April 2017 – get your tickets here.

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