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TENEBRAE: Concert programme

08. September 2021

Sunday, September 12th at 16.00, Slovene Philharmonic Hall, Ljubljana

Conductor Nigel Short

Alonso Lobo (1555–1617): VERSA EST IN LUCTUM (Officium defunctorum, excerpt)
William Croft (1678–1727)/Henry Purcell (1659–1696): BURIAL SENTENCES (John 11:25-26; Job 19:25-27; 1 Timothy 6:7; Job 1:21)
Thomas Tallis (1505–1585): LOQUEBANTUR VARIIS LANGUIS (Acts 2:4)
Thomas Tallis (1505–1585): SALVATOR MUNDI (Anthem for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross)
Thomas Tallis (1505–1585): TE LUCIS ANTE TERMINUM (Ambrosian Hymn from 7th Century)
Antonio Lotti (1667–1740): CRUCIFIXUS (part of the Nicene Creed 381 A.D)
Gregorio Allegri (1582–1652): MISERERE MEI, DEUS (​Psalm 50 (51))


William Harris (1883–1973): BRING US, O LORD (John Donne)
John Tavener (1944–2013): FUNERAL IKOS (Isabel Hapgood)
Jonathan Harvey (1939–2012): SONG OF JUNE (Wilfred Owen)
Bob Chilcott (1955): BEFORE THE ICE (Emily Dickinson, responsory for Christmas day)
Eric Whitacre (1970): SLEEP (Charles Anthony Silvestri)
William Harris (1983–1973): FAIRE IS THE HEAVEN (Edmund Spenser)

Tenebrae 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 leading vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision.

Tenebrae has twice secured the award for Best Choral Performance in the BBC Music Magazine Awards (2012 and 2016), and its recording of Fauré’s Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra was nominated for the Gramophone Awards (2013). In 2018, Music of the Spheres, Tenebrae’s album of part songs from the British Isles, received a Grammy nomination. Tenebrae is renowned for its highly-acclaimed interpretations of choral music with repertoire ranging from the Renaissance through to contemporary choral masterpieces and has appeared at major festivals and venues including the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, Leipzig Gewandhaus (Germany) and Melbourne Festival (Australia).