What sweeter music
Songs and carols for Christmas

Tenebrae is a professional chamber choir, founded and directed by Nigel Short in 2001. Often performing by candlelight, the choir creates an atmosphere of spiritual and musical reflection, where medieval chant and renaissance works are interspersed with contemporary compositions. The carefully selected team of singers use the acoustic and atmostphere of the building to enable the audience to experience the power and intimacy of the human voice.

Tenebrae has an exceptionally wide repertoire from early, through renaissance, baroque and classical music, to romantic and twentieth century works, plus a range of specially commissioned pieces, the most recent of which is Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles. 'What Sweeter Music' is a real festive treat, with a sumptuous collection of songs and carols for Christmas—touching on traditional favourites (Silent Night, Away in a Manger), modern classics (The Lamb, What Sweeter Music) and some new light-hearted arrangements (Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas).

SIGCD182  58 minutes 27 seconds
'Choirs such as Nigel Short’s Tenebrae and Jeffrey Skidmore’s Ex Cathedra steer away from the traditional path. Having said that, though Tenebrae open with 'Jingle Bells'—albeit in a Swingle-ish arran ...
'The first of many new releases for the Christmas season—and what a fine album this is. Nigel Short directs the choir Tenebrae in soulful performances of well-known carols, alongside some that may be ...