London's Tenebrae Choir in Philadelphia NEXT WEEK
Date: December 5, 2011
On Friday November 4, 2011 at 8:00 P.M, The Inaugural season of Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica at the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter and Paul, Philadelphia invites you to come and experience great music great music in a Cathedral space with the renowned Tenebrae Choir, London. This is the Choirs DEBUT performance in Philadelphia.
Tenebrae, founded and directed by former King's Singer and choral expert Nigel Short, is revered by critics and audiences as Britain's finest chamber choir and makes a rare visit to the US. This twenty voice choir blends the passion of a large cathedral choir with the precision of a chamber ensemble to create a unique and enchanting sound, one which is as effective in medieval chant as in contemporary works. "For purity and precision of tone, and flawless intonation, Nigel Short's chamber choir Tenebrae is pretty much unbeatable." The London Times
Performing by candlelight in the sonic splendor of the Basilica, Tenebrae creates an atmosphere of spiritual and musical reflection, where medieval chant and renaissance works are interspersed with contemporary compositions to create an ethereal mood of contemplation. The beautiful acoustics and lighting effects of a Tenebrae concert are further enhanced by the choir’s dramatic use of movement around the performing space. As singers move around their surroundings to explore all possible sound perspectives, each member of the audience is able to experience the power and intimacy of the human voice.
Tickets: $25 for General Seating and $35 for special front seating
Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul,
18th Street at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia PA 19103