Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles. Famous for its passion and precision, Tenebrae performs at the world’s most renowned festivals.
“There is a hunger for what this finely polished group has to offer.” (The New York Times)
Tonight’s programme includes works from two of the greatest names in Russian music, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, but also some gems by far less well known composers, such as Chesnokov, Golovanov and Kalinnikov, rarely sung outside of Russia. Associated with the liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Churches, this fascinating repertoire will be heard to best effect in the candlelit Abbey.