Tenebrae: A Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

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Described as ‘phenomenal’ (The Times) and ‘devastatingly beautiful’ (Gramophone Magazine), we welcome the return of award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, to St George’s Chapel.

Renowned for their highly-acclaimed interpretations of choral music, they present a programme which celebrates some of the finest works from the Renaissance to the present day. From the haunting Allegri Miserere mei, Deus to Whitacre’s resplendent I thank You God, Tenebrae showcase the rich dark soundworld of the Russian orthodox, the prayerful intimacy of contemporary English masters and the soaring contrapuntal lines of the late Renaissance.

Nigel Short - Conductor


Lobo Versa est in luctum Croft/Purcell Burial Sentences
Tallis Loquebantur variis languis Tallis Salvator mundi
Tallis Te lucis ante terminum Lotti Crucifixus
Allegri Miserere mei, Deus Tavener Funeral Ikos
Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God Tavener Song for Athene
Rachmaninov Heruvimskaya pesn Chesnokov Heruvimskaya pesn
Holst Ave Maria Holst Nunc Dimittis
Whitacre I thank You God Harris Faire is the Heaven

“… a must for all connoisseurs of the finest unaccompanied choral singing…” - The Telegraph

Duration: 2 hours

Ticket Price: Quire (No view of performance) £9
  Nave Aisles (Unreserved) £18
  Central Nave (Reserved) £26, £31, £36