May 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
St John's Kirk of Perth
St John's Place Perth
Perthshire PH1 5SZ
Under the direction of Nigel Short, award-winning choir Tenebrae presents a varied programme of some of the greatest masterworks in the choral repertoire, from Renaissance gems to the rich harmonies of the Romantic period.
Lobo’s Versa est in luctum and Allegri’s Miserere, mei Deus are pinnacles of Renaissance polyphony, and the Allegri in particular – composed in the seventeenth century for the choir of the Sistine Chapel – is widely celebrated for its astonishing beauty and poise. The far-reaching influence of these Renaissance masters can be heard in the sacred motets of Brahms and Bruckner, whose lavish harmonies nonetheless present an entirely new perspective; Tenebrae’s 2016 recording of this repertoire won ‘Best Choral Recording’ at the BBC Music Magazine Awards. The choir also presents two of Bach’s motets – undoubted cornerstones of the polyphonic tradition – alongside Poulenc’s Quatre motets pour un temp du penitence, whose tortured harmonies capture the suffering of Christ with almost unbearable directness.
Lobo, Versa est
Allegri, Miserere
Poulenc, Quatre motets
Bach – Komm, Jesu komm
Reger, Der mensch lebt und bestehet
Bruckner, Panga lingua
Bach, Wenn ich einmal soll schneiden
Bruckner, Christus factus est
Schütz, Jauchzet dem Herrn
Bruckner, Os iusti
Bach, Singet dem Herrn
Reger, Nachtlied
Please note seats in the nave will be reserved for the concert. Seats in the side will be unreserved and have restricted view but screens are available.