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Tenebrae Consort, Nigel Short - Russian Treasures

Russian Treasures is the 20th album from award-winning professional choir,
Tenebrae, and the first release on new label Bene Arte, established exclusively
to record the choir and associated artists. Russian choral music has been a
feature in Tenebrae's concert performances since the choir's inception and
over the years they have worked extensively with Russian language coaches whilst
nurturing their own characteristics of passion and precision to deliver a
special and heartfelt tribute to the music of these great composers.

This disc was inspired by the rare manuscripts collected by director Nigel
Short during his travels around Russia. The exquisite collection includes some
little-known gems, rarely heard outside Russia and never before recorded in the
UK, as well as some familiar favourites from this vast area of choral
repertoire. Award-winning Tenebrae has established itself as the chamber choir
of choice for critics and audiences in the UK and around the world. Founded and
directed by Nigel Short, the group blends the passion of a large Cathedral choir
with the precision of a chamber ensemble to create a unique and enchanting
sound, one which is as dazzlingly effective in mediaeval chant as it is in
contemporary works. As the first ever group to be multi-nominated in the same
category for the BBC Music Magazine Awards (2012), their recording of
Victoria's Requiem secured the accolade for Best Choral Performance. Their
recent recording of the Fauré Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra was
nominated for the

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