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Tenebrae – Nigel Short, Director


Thursday, November 8, 2012, 8:00 PM EST


Princeton University Chapel


$25 General; $5 Student
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About the Event

“Song shows us a world that is worthy of our yearning, it shows us our selves as they might be if we were worthy of the world.”    — Salman Rushdie, from The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Few things can move us as deeply as the human voice in song—in exaltation, in ecstasy, in memorial. In just over a decade, Britain’s 17-voice Tenebrae has combined passion and precision to become one of the premier chamber choirs in the world. This year they won a BBC Music Magazine Award after being the first artists nominated twice in one category. Their concert will reveal treasures of the Russian repertoire as well as works by Paul Mealor, the British choral composer who’s been wildly popular since his music was performed at the recent Royal Wedding. The evening will be downright Princetonian as well, since one of Tenebrae’s principal singers, Gabriel Crouch, directs Princeton’s Glee Club and Choral Program. And Tenebrae are known for exploiting the unique qualities of the space in which they’re performing, which in this case will be the gothic splendor of the Princeton University Chapel.

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Presented in collaboration with McCarter Theatre

RACHMANINOV  Priidite, poklonimsya (All-Night Vigil)
RACHMANINOV Great Litany (Liturgy of St John Chrysostom)
RACHMANINOV The Cherubic Hymn
RACHMANINOV Blazhen muzh (All-Night Vigil)
CHESNOKOV  Izhe Heruvimi
KALINNIKOV I will love thee
PAUL MEALOR Now sleeps the crimson petal
PAUL MEALOR Salvator mundi
RACHMANINOV Bogoritse Devo
ARVO PART The Beatitudes
PAUL MEALOR  Locus iste
PAUL MEALOR Ubi caritas
CHESNOKOV Svete tihi
RACHMANINOV  Nÿne otpushchayeshi
TCHAIKOVSKY Legend (The Crown of Roses)
KEDROV  Otche nash
RACHMANINOV Vzbrannoy voyevode (All-Night Vigil)

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