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.”