Nigel Short director
Richard Allen harp

Programme to include:
Richard Rodney Bennett The Seasons Of His Mercies (7’)
Bob Chilcott Before The Ice (7’)
Joanna Marsh New commission (4’)
Interlude for harp (5’)
Peter Maxwell Davies O Magnum Mysterium (11’)
Francis Poulenc Un soir de neige (7’)
Ēriks Ešenvalds Stars (4’)
Gustav Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (10’)
Healey Willan Rise Up My Love (2’)
James MacMillan O Radiant Dawn (5’)
John Rutter Hymn to the Creator of Light (7.30’)

This dramatic programme charts a journey through the seasons from dark to light, centering around the winter and summer solstices. The coldest winter is captured in Maxwell Davies’ O Magnum Mysterium and Poulenc’s chilling Un soir de neige, set alongside a new commission for male voices from acclaimed British composer Joanna Marsh. Ešenvalds’ ethereal Stars sets a new tone before Holst’s Hymns from the Rig Veda (written for female voices and harp) hail the coming of spring, and the programme culminates with John Rutter’s heartfelt thanks to God, Hymn to the Creator of Light.

This varied programme encompasses Tenebrae’s core values of passion and precision, showcasing the choir’s virtuosity as well as the richness of sound which has garnered worldwide acclaim.

Kindly supported by Diana Woolley


Tewkesbury Abbey

A stunning Abbey church, consecrated in 1121. Lying at the southern edge of Tewkesbury’s old town, the Abbey quietly dominates the land and skyline with its long nave, Norman arches and “probably the largest and finest Romanesque tower in England” (Pevsner). The building provides a breath-taking setting for Music Festival events.

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