Arts Global


18 December 2002

Christmas Concert by Tenebrae


Ave Maria--Plainsong
Ave Vernum--Mawby
Rorate Coeli--Plainsong
Ceremony of Carols, with harp--Britten


Tribute to Mother and Child
Harp Solo: Pour le Tombeau d'Orphée--M.Flothuis
Lute Book Lullaby, with harp--L'Estrange
Puer Natus Est--Plainsong
A Flower Given to My Daughter--Chilcott
African Crib Carol, with harp--Bennett

A Traditional Christmas
In dulci jubilo--Germany
Away in a manger--England
In the bleak midwinter--England
Adeste Fideles--Plainsong
O come, all ye faithful--England

The Performers

Tenebrae is a professional chamber choir founded by Nigel Short. Performing in ecclesiastical buildings by candlelight, the choir creates an atmosphere of spiritual and musical reflection, where medieval chants and renaissance works are interspersed with contemporary composition to create an ethereal mood of contemplation.

The beautiful acoustics and lightning effects of a Tenebrae concert are further enhanced by the choir's dynamic use of choreography, as singers move around their surroundings exploring all possible sound perspectives. Each member of the audience is able to experience the power and intimacy of the human voice. A Tenebrae performance provides an opportunity for pure meditation or simple enjoyment.

Emily Benson
Natalie Cliufton-Griffith
Anna Crookes
Grace davidson
Kristy Hopkins
Carys Lane

Altos / Countertenors
Mark Chambers
Angus Davidson
Anne Jones
Alexander L'Estrange
Kathryn Oswald
Clare Wilkonson

Paul Badley
John Bowley
Andrew Busher
Gerry O'Beirne

Matthew Brook
Colin Campbell
Simon Grant
Adrian Peacock
David Poter Thomas

Jermy Filsell

Julia Gschwend

Julia Gschwend was born in 1984. She started harp lessons at the age of seven with Annelies Brandstaetter at the Lichtensteinische Musikschule in Vaduz. In 1998 she moved to the Landeskonservatorium für Vorarlberg, Austria and in 1999 she started lessons with Nicoletta Alberti, while taking classes at the Musikgymnasium Feldkirch. She won several prizes, including the Lichtensteinische Musikwettbewerb, and obtained the First Prize in the "Giovani Talenti" Competition in Italy in 2000. In 2001 she came first in an audition for the Viena Youth Orchestra.

Ms Gschwend has been coached by Nathalie Chatelin, Isabelle Martin-Achard and Isabelle Marie. She has taken master-classes with Elisabeth Fonton-Bichon and Susann McDonald.

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