To celebrate the choir’s fifteenth-anniversary season in 2017 Tenebrae commissioned a piece by rising composer, Owain Park. Park’s work, Footsteps, allows choirs of all abilities the opportunity to perform live alongside Tenebrae in concert.
With scores, guide tracks and further reading materials available, singers can delve in to the world of Park’s Footsteps at any level they choose. Those performing with Tenebrae as part of the fifteenth-anniversary tour can practice their part alongside the score and guide tracks; those interested in the work can learn about Park’s musical ideas and influences with the help of Tenebrae’s further reading materials; and those new to choral music can gain an insight in to what makes singing so enjoyable as well as how this unique piece comes together.
It was TERRIFIC! I am indeed honoured to have sung with such an unreal ensemble of singers! Thank you for proving to me how amazing classical music is.
– Participant, City of Hull Youth Choir
For our members to work with pro singers of Tenebrae is inspirational. For our senior singers to be rehearsed and conducted by Nigel Short provides an unforgettable experience, and gives huge personal insight into the pro singing world. The concert was stunning and it was the best choral singing I think I have ever heard.
– Rachel Staunton (Director, London Youth Choir)
It was a great privilege for our students to share the stage with a choir of Tenebrae’s prestige and expressive power. Footsteps is so well devised in the way it allows the amateur choir to partner Tenebrae.
– David Allinson (Director of Music, Canterbury Christ Church University)
…an exceptionally beautiful 16-minute work using an anthology of texts themed around travel, solitude and journeying.
– ***** Choir and Organ Magazine