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USA Tour 2015

USA Tour Blog: James Madison University, Harrisonburg

26 October 2015

Another early start for concert no 3 at JMU in Harrisonburg Va., but this time for a long coach ride, preferable to running the gamut of morning TSA queue misery at airports. The route took us through rural parts of Maryland and on down picturesque Route 81 and the Shenandoah Valley – at the right… continued

USA Tour 2015

USA Tour Blog: Philadelphia

25 October 2015

When I first heard Tenebrae, I was in a church in New York City known as Smokey Mary’s, which acquired this nickname for the large quantities of incense used during mass. It creates a rather evocative and exotic setting, despite being in the heart of the world’s busiest city, and with the astonishing sounds coming… continued

USA Tour 2015

USA Tour Blog: Dallas

24 October 2015

They say that ‘everything is bigger in Texas’, and one supposes there must be some truth to the aphorism. But I’m not sure any of us were quite prepared for the form this would take for our first stop in Dallas. After a long travel day, we were up at 9am for a rehearsal on… continued

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Brahms, Bruckner and Russian Treasures galore

12 October 2015

Having had a wonderful break of 4 weeks over the summer with the family down in Devon, which actually ended up being even more exhausting than our usual mad routine at home, things seem to have taken off at the furious pace they left off at back in July! So, we had another glorious trip… continued


Locus Iste Choir Competition Result

25 September 2015

We’re delighted to announce the winner of our Locus Iste Choir Competition: the very talented Epiphoni Consort! Epiphoni Consort are a London-based chamber ensemble conducted by Tim Reader, who perform choral music of all eras and styles across London’s great churches and halls. We very much look forward to working with them for a special collaborative performance… continued

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Thaxted and Lessay Music Festivals

12 August 2015

Tenebrae was lucky enough to be invited to perform at Thaxted and Lessay festivals, and I was lucky enough to be part of the choir for these concerts. Both settings are magical and have their own set of charms about them. First, Thaxted. Repeating a programme from Douai Abbey as part of the Newbury Spring… continued


Bruckner ‘Locus Iste’ | Choir Competition

8 April 2015

Calling all choirs:  your chance to share the stage and sing with award-winning choir, Tenebrae To celebrate the launch of Tenebrae’s new Brahms and Bruckner Motets album on Signum Records, one talented and lucky choir will be invited to perform with award-winning professional choir, Tenebrae, at the album launch concert in the exquisite surroundings and… continued

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Whirlwind Start to 2015

3 March 2015

It’s been a whirlwind start to 2015! Three fabulous days in the glorious atmosphere of Temple Church to record a very special disc of music by Brahms and Bruckner. Our regular sound engineer Andrew Mellor lost his father to cancer in 2009 and Tenebrae also lost its co-founder Barbara Pollock to the disease in 2010…. continued


Happy New Year!

12 January 2015

Tenebrae had a busy end to 2014 starting with a performance in Malgarten, Germany in early December followed swiftly by concerts at London’s Cadogan Hall, performing Handel’s ‘Messiah’ with the English Chamber Orchestra, and St John’s Smith Square, presenting Tenebrae’s Christmas programme ‘What Sweeter Music’. This included traditional carol arrangements, original pieces composed for Christmas… continued

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