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Tenebrae: Rachmaninov Vespers by Candlelight

Thursday 26 January 2023

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Soul music from the heart of a vanished Russia, as Nigel Short and Tenebrae perform Rachmaninoff’s Vespers.

 Passionate, serene, and rooted in a deep and heartfelt faith, Sergei Rachmaninoff said that he loved his Vespers above all his other works. Written as an act of consolation in the depths of the First World War, grounded in ancient Orthodox chants but clothed in all the lushness and fantasy of late-Romantic Russia, they gave their composer “an hour of the most complete satisfaction” – and every performance generates an unrepeatable atmosphere. Just a few days into the Orthodox new year, Nigel Short directs Tenebrae on this midwinter evening at St Martin-in-the-Fields: music (and singing) that will glow in the dark.


Rachmaninov – Vespers



Please note that this concert will last for approximately 70 minutes without an interval.

Dates, Times & Book

Thu 26 Jan 7:30 PM £40/£35/£30/£16/£10/£50 Book

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