Ticket £20.00. Concession £18.00.


June 20, 2022 at 1:00pm. Duration: 60 mins

ST MAGNUS CATHEDRAL, Broad Street, Kirkwall, Scotland, KW15 1NX



Nigel Short    Conductor


Bennet        All creatures now 

Carlton        Calm was the air 

Morley         Hard by a crystal fountain 

Cavendish  Come gentle swains 

Weelkes      As Vesta was

Byrd             O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth 

Farrant        Lord for thy tender mercy’s sake  

Tallis            Absterge Domine 

Walton       Set me as a seal 

Elgar           O Wild West wind 

Britten        Dances of Gloriana 




Tenebrae make a welcome return to Orkney with a programme of music which hints at Royal Platinum Jubilee celebrations with music from the Elizabethan court and beyond.    Under the direction of Nigel Short, Tenebrae performs at major festivals and venues across the globe, including the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, Leipzig Gewandhaus (Germany) and Melbourne Festival (Australia). The choir is renowned for its highly-acclaimed interpretations of choral music ranging from the hauntingly passionate works of the Renaissance through to contemporary choral masterpieces, and is a dedicated advocate for contemporary composers, having worked with Judith Bingham, Ola Gjeilo, Alexander L’Estrange, Alexander Levine, Paweł Łukaszewski, Paul Mealor, Hilary Tann, Joby Talbot, Sir John Tavener and Will Todd. Tenebrae is also frequently engaged with the world’s finest orchestras, regularly appearing alongside the Academy of Ancient Music, Aurora Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia, and also curates an annual Holy Week Festival in partnership with St John’s Smith Square.

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