We regret to announce that Tenebrae has canceled its entire spring 2014 tour and will not be performing in Ann Arbor.
Tenebrae is one of Great Britain’s leading chamber choirs, founded in 2001 by a former member of The Tallis Scholars and The King’s Singers. Often performing by candlelight, the choir creates an atmosphere of spiritual and musical reflection, where medieval chant and Renaissance works are interspersed with contemporary compositions to create an ethereal mood of contemplation. Their “Music for Passiontide” program will include Poulenc’s Lenten Motets, selections from Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday, the Allegri Miserere and the Lotti Crucifixus, and other Lenten music.
Often performing by candlelight, the UK-based Tenebrae chamber choir aspires to create an atmosphere of spiritual and musical reflection. Many of Tenebrae’s singers have worked with the leading specialist vocal groups including I Fagiolini, The Tallis Scholars, The Swingle Singers and The King’s Singers.
Prior to his work with Tenebrae, founder Nigel Short was also a member of many world-renowned vocal ensembles, including the King’s Singers and Tallis Scholars. He has continued touring with Tenebrae as they perform in many of the world’s most prestigious music festivals and has conducted several of the world’s finest orchestras alongside Tenebrae, both in concert and in recordings, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, and in Baroque repertoire, the English Concert.