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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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ave verum corpus, K 618
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Ave verum corpus, K 618
Sir James MacMillan
Tenebrae Responsories: No.2 Tradiderunt me
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Tenebrae Responsories: No.2 Tradiderunt me
Leonard Bernstein
Chichester Psalms, pt 1 (psalms 108 & 100)
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Chichester Psalms, pt 1 (psalms 108 & 100)
John Stainer
God so loved the world (from The Crucifixion)
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God so loved the world (from The Crucifixion)
Tomás Luis de Victoria
Astiterunt reges terrae - Aestimatus sum cum descendentibus (Responsories for Holy Saturday Nocturn 3)
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Astiterunt reges terrae - Aestimatus sum cum descendentibus (Responsories for Holy Saturday Nocturn 3)
Tomás Luis de Victoria
Ecce quomodo moritur iustus
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Ecce quomodo moritur iustus
Tomás Luis de Victoria
Tenebrae Responsories: Seniores populi - Ut lesum - Collegerunt
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Tenebrae Responsories: Seniores populi - Ut lesum - Collegerunt
Sergey Rachmaninov
Nunc dimittis (All-Night Vigil)
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Nunc dimittis (All-Night Vigil)
Charles Villiers Stanford
8 Partsongs, Op. 119: No. 3. The blue bird
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8 Partsongs, Op. 119: No. 3. The blue bird
Viktor Sergeevich Kalinnikov
Svete tihiy
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Svete tihiy
Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov
Heruvimskaya pesn
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Heruvimskaya pesn
Nikolai Golovanov
Slava Ottsu
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Slava Ottsu
Leonard Bernstein
Chichester Psalms: III. Psalm 131: Adonai, Adonai (Lord, Lord)
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Chichester Psalms: III. Psalm 131: Adonai, Adonai (Lord, Lord)
Paul Mealor
Uni Caritas
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Uni Caritas

Uni Caritas

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Tenebrae
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Hubert Parry
Lord, let me know mine end (Songs of Farewell)
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Lord, let me know mine end (Songs of Farewell)
Hubert Parry
There is an old belief (Songs of Farewell)
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There is an old belief (Songs of Farewell)
Anton Bruckner
Locus iste
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Locus iste
Herbert Murrill
O Mistress Mine
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O Mistress Mine
Frank Bridge
Music when soft voices die
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Music when soft voices die
William Harris
Faire is the heaven
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Faire is the heaven
John Rutter
There is a flower
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There is a flower
Trad.
She's like the swallow
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She's like the swallow

She's like the swallow

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Choir
Tenebrae Consort
Conductor
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Anton Bruckner
Ecce sacerdos magnus
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Ecce sacerdos magnus
Ola Gjeilo
Sanctus (London)
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Sanctus (London)
Sergey Rachmaninov
Hymn To The Cherubim
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Hymn To The Cherubim
Jonathan Dove
Seek Him that maketh the Seven Stars
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Seek Him that maketh the Seven Stars
Sergey Rachmaninov
Rejoice, O Virgin (Vespers)
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Rejoice, O Virgin (Vespers)
Hubert Parry
Songs of Farewell: II. I know my soul hath power to know all things
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Songs of Farewell: II. I know my soul hath power to know all things
Anton Bruckner
Os Justi
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Os Justi
Gregorio Allegri
Miserere mei, Deus
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Miserere mei, Deus
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Crown of Roses
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The Crown of Roses
Tenebrae & Nigel Short
O Sanctissima Maria
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O Sanctissima Maria

O Sanctissima Maria

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Tenebrae
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein, BWV 245
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Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein, BWV 245
Johannes Brahms
Ave Maria, Op 12
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Ave Maria, Op 12
Frank Bridge
The Bee for chorus
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The Bee for chorus
Johann David Heinichen
Clori e Tirsi: cantata ("Se mai, Tirsi, mio bene")
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Clori e Tirsi: cantata ("Se mai, Tirsi, mio bene")
Johannes Brahms
Fest- und Gendenkspruche (Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk)
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Fest- und Gendenkspruche (Wo ist ein so herrlich Volk)
John Tavener
The Lamb
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The Lamb
Paul Mealor
She walks in beauty
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She walks in beauty
Sergey Rachmaninov
All Night Vigil (Vespers) - 5th movement - 'Lord now lettest thy servant depart'
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All Night Vigil (Vespers) - 5th movement - 'Lord now lettest thy servant depart'
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Upcoming BBC Events

Proms 2019: Prom 36: Late-Night Mixtape
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Royal Albert Hall
2019-08-13T17:49:23
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Past BBC Events

BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Choral Music for Palm Sunday
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St John’s Smith Square, London
2017-04-09T17:49:23
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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
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Cadogan Hall
2012-07-23T17:49:23
23
Jul
2012

Proms 2012: Proms Chamber Music 2: Tenebrae

Cadogan Hall
Proms 1994: Prom 36
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Royal Albert Hall
1994-08-14T17:49:23
14
Aug
1994

Proms 1994: Prom 36

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1989: Prom 48
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St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
1989-08-29T17:49:23
29
Aug
1989

Proms 1989: Prom 48

St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge

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