Nigel Short
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Nigel Short

Nigel Short Biography (Wikipedia)

Nigel Short is founder and artistic director of the choir Tenebrae and Tenebrae Consort. He was previously a member of The King's Singers.

Short was a chorister at Solihull Parish Church. He then studied singing and piano at the Royal College of Music before singing as a countertenor with a number of ensembles including The Tallis Scholars, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral choirs and The King's Consort. He then pursued a solo career in opera and oratorio, singing several roles in opera productions in Europe and for the English National Opera and Opera North.

In 1993 Short, then aged 27, joined The King's Singers. It was while performing with this ensemble that Short conceived of creating a larger group of singers capable of more "passionate sounds" combined with "the precision of ensembles like The King's Singers", and a more "theatrical" style of performing within religious buildings, involving movement around the performance venue as well as dramatic use of lighting and ambiance. The result was Tenebrae, founded in 2001. The choir was launched that year with a performance of Nigel Short's own composition, The Dream of Herod. The choir has extensively toured to critical acclaim, and won the Choral category of BBC Music Magazine's Awards in 2012.

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Past BBC Events

Proms 2019: Prom 36: Late-Night Mixtape
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8fbc8
Royal Albert Hall
2019-08-13T18:46:57
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13
Aug
2019
Proms 2019: Prom 36: Late-Night Mixtape

Proms 2019: Prom 36: Late-Night Mixtape

Royal Albert Hall
BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Choral Music for Palm Sunday
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ephhn3
St John’s Smith Square, London
2017-04-09T18:46:57
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9
Apr
2017
BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Choral Music for Palm Sunday

BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Choral Music for Palm Sunday

St John’s Smith Square, London
Proms 2012: Proms Chamber Music 2: Tenebrae
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e525v2
Cadogan Hall
2012-07-23T18:46:57
23
Jul
2012

Proms 2012: Proms Chamber Music 2: Tenebrae

Cadogan Hall
Proms 1994: Prom 36
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e4r3d4
Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-14T18:46:57
14
Aug
1994

Proms 1994: Prom 36

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1989: Prom 48
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St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
1989-08-29T18:46:57
29
Aug
1989

Proms 1989: Prom 48

St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge

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