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Saturday 10 December 2022, 7.30pm

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Tenebrae at Christmas

Tenebrae at Christmas

Presented by Saffron Hall

Tenebrae in a church.

Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone magazine), the award-winning choir Tenebrae, directed by Nigel Short, is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, renowned for its passion and precision.

Tenebrae’s festive concert at Saffron Hall will set the scene for Christmas in an uplifting and inspiring programme to include seasonal favourites such as Britten’s glorious Ceremony of Carols.


This concert is supported by David & Jane Richardson

Performance information

Running time

2 hours 5 minutes

Booking information


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is not part of our Ten for £10 scheme.

Programme and performers


  • Joanna Forbes L'Estrange Advent 'O' Carol
  • Anon Angelus ad Virginem
  • Chant O Radix Jesse Chant
  • Joanna Marsh In Winter’s House
  • Benjamin Britten Ceremony of Carols
  • Traditional arr. Robert Lucas Pearsall In Dulci Jubilo
  • Elizabeth Poston The Apple Tree
  • June Collin The Quiet Heart
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Hodie Christus Natus Est
  • Gustav Holst In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Christopher Robinson Rejoice and Be Merry
  • Francis Pott Balulalow
  • Franz Xaver Gruber arr. Jonathan Rathbone Silent Night
  • Ian Humphries The Twelve Days of Christmas


  • Tenebrae
  • Nigel Short conductor

Information for your visit

Saturday 10 December 2022, 7.30pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Additional information


For this event, drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

Booster seats not available

Buggy parking not available

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