Russian Treasures

Russian Treasures is the twentieth album from award-winning professional choir, Tenebrae, and the first release on new label Bene Arte, established exclusively to record the choir and associated artists. Russian choral music has been a feature in Tenebrae’s concert performances since the choir’s inception and over the years they have worked extensively with Russian language coaches whilst nurturing their own characteristics of passion and precision to deliver a special and heartfelt tribute to the music of these great composers. This album was inspired by the rare manuscripts collected by director Nigel Short during his travels around Russia. The exquisite collection includes some little-known gems, rarely heard outside Russia and never before recorded in the UK, as well as some familiar favourites from this vast area of choral repertoire.

SIGCD900  61 minutes 22 seconds
'Russian Treasures comprises rare choral gems and sacred music from the Russian Orthodox Church, including works by Rachmaninov, Chesnokov and Golovanov. Highly recommended' (The Northern Echo)