Tenebrae by Candlelight

31 March 2010
St John's Smith Square

by Candlelight

Holy Week was one of the richest sources of inspiration for
many of Europe’s Renaissance composers.

As the tension mounted in the approach to the crucifixion and resurrection, the music accompanying the liturgy would become more emotional and highly wrought.

The greatest drama was found in the candlelit service of
Tenebrae held at sunset; the shadows lengthening as the
candles were extinguished one by one.

In this candlelit programme on the eve of Maundy Thursday Chapelle du Roi perform music from the three great days.

Lamentations, Improperia and Responds feature from composers including Thomas Tallis, Palestrina and Victoria


Tickets: £25.00 / £20.00 / £15.00 / £10.00



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