One of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, Tenebrae Choir will be conducting a WORKSHOP at Sherborne Abbey Primary School, Lenthay Road, Sherborne DT9 6AQ on Friday 28th April from 1.45pm-2.45pm. This is Sherborne Abbey Festival’s gift to the school, offering a unique opportunity for pupils to interact and learn from a choir of international acclaim.
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. The choir will be performing to a sell-out audience as part of Sherborne Abbey Festival 8pm this Friday 28th at Sherborne Abbey.
This programme delights in celebrating some of the finest choral works from the Renaissance through to the present day, ranging from the haunting Allegri ‘Miserere mei, Deus’, to Whitacre’s resplendent ‘I Thank You God’. Featuring a number of familiar favourites, these works showcase the rich dark soundworld of the Russian orthodox, the prayerful intimacy of contemporary English masters and the soaring contrapuntal lines of the late Renaissance. Closing with Harris’ spectacular ‘Faire is the Heaven’, this programme is a true homage to choral greats past and present.