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Tenebrae: Path of Miracles
November 10, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Path of Miracles
Nigel Short, music director
This “phenomenal” (Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone) British choir has developed an unparalleled reputation as one of the world’s leading vocal chamber ensembles with its passion and precision. Founded and directed by Nigel Short, former member of The King’s Singers, the choir is renowned for its highly-acclaimed interpretations of choral repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary masterpieces. Tenebrae makes its Athens debut with Owain Park’s Footsteps, in performance with Hodgson Singers, and Joby Talbot’s powerful Path of Miracles.
Recognized as Tenebrae’s signature work, and hailed as “an evocative odyssey” (Times), Path of Miracles was the choir’s first major commission. This major work’s four movements are focused on the four main staging posts (Roncesvalles, Burgos, León, and Santiago) of the Camino Frances—the most enduring route of the great Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Incorporating medieval texts and Roman Catholic liturgy, the piece is sung in Greek, Latin, Spanish, Basque, French, English, and German. Evocative lighting and an imaginative use of space guarantees a dramatic and unforgettable experience for all.
This performance is part of Spotlight on the Arts. Presented by the University of Georgia Arts Council, Spotlight on the Arts runs Nov. 6-17 and includes dozens of exhibitions and performances in the visual, literary and performing arts.
Pre-performance talk in Ramsey Concert Hall at 2:15 pm (free admission).
Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke
OWAIN PARK: Footsteps
JOBY TALBOT: Path of Miracles
Don Schneider and Julie Cashin-Schneider
Julie Marlowe, Athens Home Inventories