“Tenebrae are special. Directed by Nigel Short, these were exemplary performances, lucid, and so commanding it seemed as if singing perfectly in tune was the most natural thing in the world.”
The Guardian

“For purity and precision of tone, and flawless intonation, Nigel Short’s chamber choir Tenebrae is pretty much unbeatable.”
The Times

“Majestic interpretations with a beautiful bloom on the recorded sound.”
Choir and Organ

“Tenebrae is current master of the Russian Sound.”
Classic FM

“... The performance of Tallis’s Lamentations is majestically dark and intense, displaying this group’s famous sensitivity toward musical structure, as well as their exquisite harmonic control.”
BBC Music Magazine

“I have no hesitation in labelling this the very best Fauré Requiem on disc... A performance of extreme richness and opulence... Exquisite singing of Tenebrae... In short, this is a devastatingly beautiful performance”
Gramophone Magazine on Fauré Requiem / Bach Partita

“A first-class, well-drilled ensemble... The effect was magical”
London Evening Standard

“Phenomenal... The overall sound is gorgeous”
The Times on Russian Treasures

“Here, the chamber choir Tenebrae excel themselves : wonder radiates from every securely focused, cleanly voiced chord. They’re the performance’s rock”
The Times on L’Enfance du Christ

“... The highly impressive Tenebrae directed by Nigel Short pull out all the vocal stops at the right moments”
Gramophone Magazine on A Tender Light

“It is a tour de force and absolutely stunning”
Choir and Organ on Path of Miracles

“More polished choral singing would be hard to find anywhere”
BBC Music Magazine on The Dream of Herod

“... Exquisitely beautiful throughout. This is music to carry you to heaven.”
St Louis Today

“Tenebrae’s precision, dynamic range, unanimity of sound and musicality were nothing short of astonishing... It was breathtakingly beautiful. One would be hard pressed to imagine a better performance.”
Cleveland Classical

“...One of the country’s most outstanding vocal ensembles.”
London Evening Standard

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