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Tenebrae’s Bruckner motets are BBC Radio 3’s recommended recordings

2 December 2017

In addition to Tenebrae’s Fauré Requiem, the choir’s versions of Bruckner’s motets are the recommended recordings for the BBC Radio 3 ‘Building a Library’. Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Principal, Royal Academy of Music) said: “Nigel Short and his outstanding singers take more time than anyone to get under the bonnet of each [Bruckner] motet. Their journeys of… continued

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BBC Music Magazine Awards 2016

6 April 2016

It’s been odd this Easter to not be involved in any Church services for the first time in 6 years. I must say I’ve missed it, especially the amazing atmosphere that used to be a regular feature of services at St Bartholomew the Great. There are, however, some major benefits and the best of all… continued


BBC Music Magazine Award Winners!

6 April 2016

We are thrilled to announce that we have won the BBC Music Magazine Choral Award 2016 for our recording of Brahms and Bruckner motets in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research! We are delighted to have won this coveted prize for the second time, having previously received the award for our recording of Victoria Requiem Mass,… continued


BBC Music Magazine Award nomination

8 January 2016

Further to receiving rave reviews, our recording of Brahms and Bruckner Motets has been nominated in the choral category of the BBC Music Magazine Awards! Vote Here We are delighted to be acknowledged in this way alongside other excellent nominees. It is particularly poignant as the sales from this album will benefit Macmillan Cancer Support to aid… continued


BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month

29 November 2015

Tenebrae ends 2015 with great success as their latest recording, Bruckner and Brahms Motets is BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Month. It celebrates some of the greatest choral motets by Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner, whose music boasts a rich brocade of the old, the new, the complex and the intense. Nigel Short entwines… 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


Brahms and Bruckner Motets Launch

5 November 2015

Tenebrae will be performing its new programme of Brahms and Bruckner Motets in the exquisite surroundings and acoustic of St. James’s Church, Spanish Place (Marylebone, London) on Thursday 12th November 2015. This concert will mark the launch of the choir’s new album on Signum Records featuring this repertoire, profits from the sale of which will go… continued

USA Tour 2015

USA Tour Reflections

3 November 2015

A mathematician’s reflection: Miles travelled: 12,500 Of which on ground transport: 1,800 Flights taken: 6 Number of bags lost: 0 Crossings of timezones: 8 Number of days off: 1 Girls who cried: 9 out of 9 Gallons (US) of coffee consumed: 48 No. games of bananagrams: countless Birthdays celebrated: 2 Number of voices lost: 0.5… continued

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USA Tour Blog: Ann Arbor

1 November 2015

Friday: 5pm, Battle Creek MI On the list of great bus journeys of the world, you’re unlikely to find St Louis MO to Ann Arbor MI in its upper reaches. It’s many many hours of remorselessly flat terrain, made occasionally more interesting by a slow right-hander, a couple of junctions, or, as in our current… continued

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USA Tour Blog: St Louis

31 October 2015

After a lively evening post-concert in Cincinnati enjoying a few rounds of pool and sampling Yuengling, the oldest lager brewed in the US, we were grateful for the luxurious departure time of 10AM to set off for St Louis. We broke the long journey with a quick stop over for lunch in Effingham Illinois (many… continued

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USA Tour Blog: Cincinnati

30 October 2015

After a 6am wake-up call, it is usual for an early morning coach to have an air of sleepy silence, which is only ever broken by the sound of a certain someone’s phone, or indeed my volcanic snoring. It is perhaps surprising then, that despite the forecast of continued ‘English’ drizzle for the day ahead,… continued

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USA Tour Blog: Birmingham

29 October 2015

Monday was a well-earned day off for most of our number (Nigel and Henry soldiered on with meetings and workshops). Some visited the local aquarium, some went in search of shops and Bourbon, many chose a lazy day in bed. The lovely people at Skylark Vocal Ensemble kindly invited us for a party in the… continued

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