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Guest Blog: Benedict Flinn – Associate Artist

11 January 2019

A youthful Tenebrae consort made its way on December 2nd for the first of two tours to the south of France. The trip would involve five concerts in Marseille and Provence, and a final sixth concert in Aix-en-Provence with the full Tenebrae forces. Along the way we performed in some truly beautiful churches and ate… continued


Grammy nomination for ‘Music of the Spheres’

28 November 2017

Tenebrae’s recording, Music of the Spheres, has received a Grammy nomination in the category of ‘Best Choral Performance’. This album, released on Tenebrae’s own label Bene Arte (an imprint on Signum Records), brings you the glories of part song ranging from exquisite miniatures about the natural world and human experience to complex masterpieces marrying text and song…. continued

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An action-packed September

3 October 2017

What a treat to go to Corsica for a concert! After 11 hours we finally made it to our hotel but the next morning were greeted by glorious sunshine and a beautiful white sandy beach and warm sea water to swim in. Doesn’t get much better than that. Or so I thought until Nick Madden… continued

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Our exciting July

8 August 2017

So much to write about for July, which, whilst incredibly busy was artistically one of the most rewarding I can recall. It began with just a few of us singing our lovely programme of music mostly by Bob Chilcott at Champs Hill Folly. This is a very special place for me as it’s the home… continued

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Summer is here!

30 June 2017

The atmosphere in and around St Davids Cathedral is truly special and for this, my fourth visit to the town, it was no exception. Walking around all the beautiful houses in the Cathedral Close and looking at the ruins of the old Bishop’s Palace one can’t stop one’s imagination from running wild, picturing what it… continued

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October already?!

5 October 2016

Gosh, another blog from me? Time passes so fast! So, news from the Tenebrae Office just in: we have received funding from the PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and the Santander Foundation in order to support our fifteenth-anniversary tour featuring Joby Talbot’s astonishing work, Path of Miracles! We are so lucky to have Henry Southern… continued


Glowing reviews for recent recordings

31 May 2016

Tenebrae is delighted to have received glowing reviews for the choir’s recent recordings of works by Alexander L’Estrange, Ola Gjeilo and Bob Chilcott. Described as “classic Tenebrae”, Gramophone Magazine praised Tenebrae Consort’s recording of Chilcott’s songs and arrangements on Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars for having “faultless tuning, perfect blend, pure soprano sound, all beautifully… continued

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Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars

8 February 2016

A great start to 2016 appearing at the fab London A Cappella Festival at Kings Place curated by The Swingle Singers. They’re clearly doing great things there in developing a huge and varied interest in singing of all manner of vocal ensembles. We were honoured to be opening the festival and it was a hugely… continued

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The Tenebrae Effect and a new recording project

27 November 2015

At St Martin-in-the Fields in November we did the first of our major The Tenebrae Effect workshop. Henry Southern our manager was delighted to tell me it had sold out within a week of being advertised and that we had to increase the capacity for the event in order to fit in everyone who wanted to… continued