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Wednesday 17th July, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Wednesday 17th July · 8pm · Ampleforth Abbey

Nigel Short conductor

A Prayer for Deliverance

Holst The Evening Watch

Cecilia McDowall Standing as I do before God

Francis Pott The Souls of the Righteous

Caroline Shaw and the swallow

Richard Rodney Bennett A Good-Night

Vaughan Williams Rest

Joel Thompson A Prayer for Deliverance

John Tavener Song for Athene

Vaughan Williams Valiant for Truth

Robert Pearsall Lay a Garland

Arthur Sullivan The Long Day Closes

Howells Requiem

William Harris Bring us, O Lord

Mixing iconic choral works with some of today’s most exciting composers, this programme centres on a theme of rest. Highlights include Joel Thompson’s virtuosic A Prayer for Deliverance, William Harris’s transcendent journey ‘into the house and gate of heaven’ and Richard Rodney Bennett’s tribute to Linda McCartney. The second half features one of the most moving works in the English choral repertoire, a Requiem composed by Herbert Howells after the untimely death of his young son Michael.

‘A concert by Tenebrae is more than a performance. It’s an experience that envelops the audience… this is one of the best choirs in the world’ St Louis Post

‘Devastatingly beautiful’ Gramophone

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Wednesday 17th July
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Ampleforth Abbey
East Lane YO62 4ER + Google Map
PARKING: Car park and street parking available TOILETS: Toilet facilities available on site ACCESS: Disabled access available


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