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Described as 'phenomenal' (The Times) and 'devastatingly beautiful' (Gramophone), award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision.

As the first-ever ensemble to be multi-nominated in the same category for the BBC Music Magazine Awards (2012), Tenebrae’s recording of Victoria’s Requiem Mass, 1605 secured the accolade for Best Choral Performance. The choir’s recording of Fauré’s Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra was nominated for the Gramophone Awards (2013), having been described as 'the very best Fauré Requiem on disc', so too was Mother and Child (2003) for Choral Disc of the Year featuring sacred music by living British composers. Tenebrae’s ever-increasing discography has brought about collaborations with Signum, Decca Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI Classics, LSO Live and Warner Classics, with the choir’s recording of Russian Orthodox music being launched on its own label, Bene Arte, receiving glowing reviews and reaching number 1 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart.

Tenebrae is dedicated to championing contemporary composers, having worked with Judith Bingham, Ola Gjeilo, Alexander L’Estrange, Alexander Levine, Paul Mealor, Joby Talbot, Hilary Tann, Sir John Tavener and Will Todd. The choir is renowned for its highly acclaimed interpretations of choral music with repertoire ranging from the hauntingly passionate works of the Renaissance through to contemporary choral masterpieces. Tenebrae’s release of Brahms and Bruckner motets, in benefit of Macmillan Cancer Support, was nominated for a BBC Music Magazine award.

Tenebrae has appeared at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals including the BBC Proms, City of London Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Three Choirs Festival and Montreux Choral Festival (Switzerland). Alongside concert performances, the choir presents its new inspirational workshop method, ‘The Tenebrae Effect’, designed to challenge and advance every participant by instilling skills essential to a Tenebrae performance.

‘Passion and Precision’ is Tenebrae’s motto, and through its continued dedication to performance of the highest quality, audiences around the world experience the power and intimacy of the human voice.


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