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Children’s Choirs of St John the Divine, Kennington
Nigel Short conductor
Tavener Song for Athene
Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs
Murill Two Shakespeare Songs
Tavener Hymn to the Mother of God
Tavener Funeral Ikos
Owain Park Footsteps
Stanford The Blue Bird
Elgar O Wild West
Joby Talbot Path of Miracles – Leon
Joby Talbot Path of Miracles – Santiago
Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles was the first major work commissioned by the award-winning professional vocal ensemble, Tenebrae. First performed in 2005 it received high acclaim (“an evocative odyssey” – The Times). Path of Miracles is a work based on the most enduring route of Catholic pilgrimage, the great Pilgrimage to Santiago. To accompany its revival, Tenebrae has commissioned a unique new choral work by Owain Park, Footsteps, which allows Tenebrae to perform alongside the Children’s Choirs of St John the Divine, Kennington, and marks the fifteenth-anniversary season of this world-famous choir.
Candlelight, singing from memory and an imaginative use of the concert space guarantees Tenebrae at its dramatic best.
“… epic, mystical quality – charged with the same sacred energy that draws listeners to the music of John Tavener and Arvo Pärt.”