Past Events ~ Tenebrae ~ Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 pm
The Swiss Global Artistic Foundation presents the New York debut of London's TENEBRAE Choir
Nigel Short, director
Wednesday, October 21, 7:30pm Church of St. Mary the Virgin 145 West 46th Street MANHATTAN
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“The chorus’s ghostly final Amen seemed to go beyond music and into a divine, mystical moment in time that is beyond rational explanation.” The Guardian, London
“It was an evening well remembered... their exquisite choral sound, their creative use of our space, the unbelievable ambience...” St. Louis Cathedral Concerts
“An evening beyond perfection.” El Correo de Zamora, Spain
Tickets: $45 Preferred / $25 General $20 Student/Senior
Patron tickets: $150 / $110
Patron tickets include an intimate post‐concert reception at the Harvard Club, with a private musical performance by Tenebrae’s small ensemble “The Pits”, and other Patron benefits.
There are still good seats available for tonight's concert.
Please arrive between 7:00 and 7:30; we accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
Tenebrae’s program includes: Medieval Chants and Processionals Poulenc Mass in G Durufle Four Motets Music by Sir John Tavener, Eric Whitacre and Joby Talbot
Tenebrae is a London‐based professional chamber choir, founded and directed by Nigel Short. Its concerts, often performed to candlelight, 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.
American Friends of the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation, Inc. 1072 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007 A 501(c)(3) Charity
Swiss Global Artistic Foundation UK Charity No.1085728 Fondation d’intérêt public, Switzerland www.swissglobal.org