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Tenebrae: Path of Miracles

Tuesday 26 March 2024

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, renowned for its passion and precision.

Under the direction of Nigel Short, Tenebrae performs at major festivals and venues across the globe, including the BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Rheingau Musik Festival and Sydney Festival. The choir has earned international acclaim for its interpretations of choral works from the Renaissance through to contemporary masterpieces, and it regularly commissions new music. It has enjoyed collaborations with some of the UK’s leading orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia.

The road to Santiago de Compostela is one of the world’s great pilgrimage routes; it’s also a journey through time and the spirit, and a voyage into the timeless soul of European culture itself. For Joby Talbot – the innovative composer of scores ranging from The League of Gentlemen to Alice in Wonderland – inspiration struck “in Leon Cathedral while the sun was setting…I thought of a lux aeterna”. The result was Path of Miracles: a huge, endlessly rich choral pilgrimage to Santiago, composed in 2005 for Nigel Short and the virtuoso voices of Tenebrae – who now return – to a work that has already become a 21st century classic.

Programme

Joby Talbot – Path of Miracles

Performers

Tenebrae
Nigel Short Conductor  

Please note this concert will last for approximately 60 minutes without an interval.

Tenebrae has won two BBC Music Magazine Awards for ‘Best Choral Performance’, and a Grammy nomination for its album ‘Music of the Spheres’. The ensemble also undertakes regular session work, most recently contributing the vocals for the soundtrack to blockbuster sci-fi movie Avatar: The Way of Water (2022). Alongside its performance and recording schedule, Tenebrae runs a thriving Learning & Connection programme, through which it works with hundreds of children, young people and amateur singers each year.

Please note this concert will last for approximately 60 minutes without an interval.

Dates, Times & Book

Tue 26 Mar 7:30 PM £40/£30/£25/£16/£10/£55 Book

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