Pipeworks Festival 2019
THURSDAY 20 JUNE
Tallis’s Lamentations and Medieval Chant | Tenebrae Consort
8pm | Christ Church Cathedral
Leading vocal ensemble Tenebrae re-enact the daily duties of singers in a medieval English cathedral from late afternoon to dusk. Experience the hypnotic dialogue of antiphonal psalms, the timeless beauty of ancient hymns and the tranquil fervour of plainsong processions. Hear the intensely moving counterpoint of Tallis’s Lamentations of Jeremiah set against the stark melodic beauty of unaccompanied chant.
Tickets €25 / €20 concessions
Please note that we cannot take card payments at the door.
Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision
Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke
Photo: Nick White
Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke
Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision. Tonight’s concert features a small ensemble of singers handpicked from the award-winning choir Tenebrae, focusing on repertoire originally conceived for consort performance. An exceptional group of musicians known for their combination of instinctive ensemble skills and masterful solo abilities, these singers demonstrate the vocal quality of the individuals who make up the trademark ‘Tenebrae’ sound whilst creating an intimate concert experience. Tenebrae has twice secured the award for Best Choral Performance in the BBC Music Magazine Awards (2012 and 2016), and its recording of Fauré’s Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra was nominated for the Gramophone Awards (2013). In 2018, Music of the Spheres, Tenebrae’s album of part songs from the British Isles, received a Grammy nomination. Tenebrae is renowned for its highly-acclaimed interpretations of choral music with repertoire ranging from the Renaissance through to contemporary choral masterpieces and has appeared at major festivals and venues including the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, Leipzig Gewandhaus (Germany) and Melbourne Festival (Australia). The 2018-19 season sees the return of Tenebrae’s popular Holy Week Festival at St John’s Smith Square, London, as well as concerts throughout the UK and abroad. ‘Passion and Precision’ are Tenebrae’s core values. Through its continued dedication to performance of the highest quality, Tenebrae’s vision is to deliver dramatic programming, flawless performances and unforgettable experiences, allowing audiences around the world to be moved by the power and intimacy of the human voice.