Swiss Global Artistic Foundation presents London's Tenebrae Choir
Nigel Short, Artistic Director Performed by candlelight
Tenebrae is a London-based professional chamber choir, founded and directed by Nigel Short. Its concerts, often candlelit, create an atmosphere of spiritual and musical reflection, where medieval chant and renaissance works are interspersed with more contemporary music. The choir utilizes the acoustic and character of the performance space to enable the audience to experience the full power and intimacy of the human voice.
Tenebrae’s carefully selected singers are drawn from such hallowed musical backgrounds as King’s College Cambridge, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden and English National Opera, to create a unique vocal mix with an extraordinary range of vocal power and color. The choir was born out of Nigel Short’s desire to bring together what he loved best in his own singing career—the passionate sounds of large Cathedral choirs and the precision of ensembles like The King’s Singers—to create a new kind of choral group. Program: Medieval Chants and Processionals Poulenc Mass in G Durufle Four Motets Music by Sir John Tavener, Eric Whitacre and Joby Talbot
DATE & TIME:
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 7:30 pm
Church of St. Mary the Virgin 145 West 46th Street Manhattan
$45/$25 ~ Adults $20 ~ Seniors & Students $150/$110 ~ Patron seating (includes post-concert reception at the Harvard Club of NY)