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Wed 6 October

St Mary's Church, DT1 2LY


£28 / £26 members and concessions


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Please note that tickets for the concert have now SOLD OUT, however tickets are still available for the workshop.

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

In this special concert, Nigel Short and a consort of Tenebrae singers are joined by virtuoso saxophonist Christian Forshaw in an ethereal sequence of penitential settings. Combining elements of ancient and modern to stunning effect, Forshaw and Tenebrae bring new colours and context to music by Gibbons, Tallis, and Hildegard von Bingen in a series of new arrangements and compositions, exploring a sound world that is both intimate and rich.

The programme will include:

Gibbons – Drop, drop, slow tears | Chant arr Christian Forshaw – Te lucis ante terminum | Hildegard von Bingen arr Nigel Short – O Vos imitatores | Christian Forshaw – Renouncement | Victoria – Reproaches | Gregorian Chant – Incipit Lamentatio & Christus factus est |Tallis arr Forshaw – O nata lux | Christian Forshaw – In paradisum | Tallis – Absterge Domine & Te lucis ante terminum | Gibbons arr Short – Drop, drop slow tears

Kindly supported by:

Tenebrae Workshop | £5 | 6-7pm

An amazing opportunity to work with Tenebrae’s Artistic Director, Nigel Short, at a very accessible price.

St Mary's Church is accessible for wheelchair and pushchair users, it has a small lipped step however the side enterance can be used.

The fully-licenced bar will be open in the interval to serve a limited range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. This will be situated in the church hall.

Tickets can currently be purchased online or by telephone. The telephone line will be manned between 9.30am and 1.30pm Monday to Friday. At all other times please leave your name, telephone number and ticket requirements and we will call you back.

We are not currently able to welcome visitors for advance face-to-face ticket sales.

No booking fees are charged, but a £1 Future Fund levy is included in most ticket prices to support our work. This levy is included in the published ticket price. Concessionary prices (for events promoted by Dorchester Arts): where available, these are offered to under 18s, students, those in receipt of benefits and people on low income regardless of age.

Please note that outdoor performances will go ahead come rain or shine. Cancellation will only occur in extreme circumstances and we will notify ticket holders immediately should such a situation arise.

Covid-19-related ticket policy

We are operating a ticket-less system at the present time. On arrival at events, please give your name and reference number at the box office to gain entry. Once checked in, a wrist band will be available. We will ask you to help yourself to these wrist bands in order to minimise contact.

If you are unable to attend a performance due to a positive Covid-19 test result, displaying Covid-19 symptoms or have been instructed to self-isolate, please contact us to exchange your ticket for an alternative event (of equivalent value) or claim a refund. Please contact Dorchester Arts as soon as you are aware of a problem. Tickets cannot be reimbursed once an event has passed.

Dorchester Arts is a registered charity, so if you feel able, please consider forfeiting your refund as a donation.

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