Tenebrae Choir from London presents a program centered aroind themes of rest.
The Tenebrae Choir from London is one of the leading vocal ensembles in the world. Under the direction of former King's Singer Nigel Short, the choir has produced over 30 recordings and has received numerous awards (BBC Awards, Gramophone Awards, Grammy). With its incredible precision, perfect intonation and unmistakable atmospheric sound volume, the choir performs in renowned concert series and festivals worldwide.

Mixing iconic choral works with music by some of today’s most exciting composers, this varied programme is centred around themes of rest. Joel Thompson’s virtuosic new work is a particular highlight: written in 15 parts, A Prayer for Deliverance (2021) perfectly showcases Tenebrae’s core values of passion and precision. Bevor this, Herbert Howells’ Requiem – surely one of the most moving works in the English choral repertoire. Associated with the untimely death of Howells’ young son Michael, the work remained unknown until it was finally published just three years before Howells’ own death in 1983.

In Lucerne for the second time
After last performing in August 2019, the choir is making a stopover in the city of lights for the second time. The concert in Lucerne is part of a tour that begins at the music festivals in Bremen and the Rheingau. Lucerne will be followed by a concert in the monastery church of Disentis (see chant.gr)

«For purity and precision of tone, and flawless intonation, Nigel Short’s chamber choir Tenebrae is pretty much unbeatable.»
– The Times


Friday, 23. August 2024
Franziskanerkirche Luzern

Tenebrae Choir (chamber choir with 19 singers)
Nigel Short, Dirigent


Gustav Holst (1874–1934)

The Evening Watch

Requiem aeternam (chant)

John Tavener (1944–2013)

Song for Athene

Herbert Howells (1892–1983)


Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)


Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)

The Long Day Closes

Ben Parry (1965)


Cecilia McDowall (1951)

Standing as I do before God

William Henry Harris (1883-1973)

Bring us, O Lord 4:00

Joel Thompson (1988)

A Prayer for Deliverance

Duration: ca. 70 Minuten

1. Category: Fr. 70
2. Category: Fr. 50
3. Category: Fr. 30

VIP Category: Fr. 90
Enjoy the concert with the best view and the best acoustics.
Additionally, these seats receive a small concert souvenir.

Where does the event happen? Franziskanerkirche Luzern

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