Tickets on sale 10am Monday 26th March 2018. Friends book 10am Monday 19th March. Only £10 to join.
We Will Remember Them
Elgar: They are at rest
Tavener: Song for Athene
Gurney: Since I Believe in God the Father Almighty
Judith Bingham: A Walk with Ivor Gurney
Howells: Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing
Holst: The Evening Watch
Parry: Songs of Farewell
The British seem to have an instinct for remembrance, deep in the collective psyche. It is in the
fabric of our towns and cities in the form of inscribed memorials, and just below the surface
there is a respect for sacrifice, particularly in active service. The minute’s silence, the sight of
falling poppies, crowds lining streets for a cortege, and of course the music of consolation
and respect which has a sound which so many recognise. From the first two notes of the Last
Post from a lone bugler to the emotive first chords of Elgar’s Nimrod, we have a culture of
commemoration in music and the choral tradition possesses an unmistakable role in giving
voice and words to these sentiments.
Tenebrae offers the finest pairing of poetry and music in a range of works, some already
treasured in the heart of the nation, with other masterpieces which might well join them.
Please note seats in the front and rear nave will be reserved for the concert. Seats in the side will be unreserved and have resticted view but screens are available.