World-famous Tenebrae Choir heading to Monaco for candlelit concert later this month

By the light of 3,000 candles, the London-based Tenebrae Choir will be performing a special concert accompanied by the choral students of the Académie Rainier III at the Notre-Dame-Immaculée Cathedral in Monaco on Saturday 27th January. 

A full programme of events featuring the Tenebrae Choir and its legendary conductor, Nigel Short, has been organised for the occasion, which coincides with the Principality’s celebrations of its patron saint: Sainte Dévote.  

In the morning, Short is expected to lead a masterclass for the students of the Académie Rainier III before the traditional Sainte Dévote mass, which will be presided over by Archbishop Dominique-Marie David in the presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco, takes place at 10am.  

Then, at 6pm, the Tenebrae Choir will assemble in the cathedral for a formal concert accompanied by the choir of the Académie Rainier III, which will be directed by the establishment’s Bruno Habert and conducted by Short.  

According to the Sacrée Musique Festival, a co-organiser of the event alongside Monaco’s Direction des Affaires Culturelles, the Diocese of Monaco, the Centenaire Rainier III Committee and the Académie Rainier III, 3,000 candles will be lit for the concert in tribute to both Sainte Dévote and the parents of current sovereign Prince Albert, the late Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace. 

See more: How to celebrate Monaco’s patron saint: Sainte Devote

The concert itself is fully open to the public, but prior reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased here.  

For more information about the event, click here


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