Tenebrae 2020


This year it is not possible to hold the great Holy Week services in Church. This is a profound desolation, but it cannot be helped. As part of Holy Week 2020 we invite you to join with us and listen to the choir sing Tenebrae.

This is an ancient and very beautiful meditation on the events of Holy Week. It is quite long so you might want to dip in and out of it. However, the best effect comes if you stay with the whole thing.

Playing from 7:30pm Wednesday 8th April as the light begins to go and we are drawn towards the darkness of Good Friday.

If you would like to follow along with the order of service, click the link below. Please note that this will take you away from this page and interrupt the sound. Instead, open the link in a new tab or window.

Click here for the order of service.

Compiled from recordings of the Choir of St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden (dir. Nick Gallagher) at Tenebrae services held in 2013 and 2017.

Press the Play button (triangle within the circle) to listen. The recording will be available from 7:30pm 08/04/20 until the end of Holy Week.
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