Under the direction of Nigel Short, Tenebrae will be giving the UK’s premiere performance of Alexander Levine’s new work ‘The Divine Liturgy’ in an evening concert on 7th March at St Bartholomew the Great, London at 7.30 pm. This is Levine’s most significant large-scale religious work to date. Inspired by the humility and humanity of the murdered Russian priest (and friend of Levine) Father Alexander Men, Levine composed this work over a three month period of spiritual immersion.
The evening concert will also mark the publication of Levine’s new work by Edition Peters and CD release of the world premiere recording by Tenebrae. ‘The Divine Liturgy’ (SIGCD316) CD will be available in the UK from 11th March. This is the second of Tenebrae’s discs that focus on the Russian repertoire of Alexander Levine released by award winning label, Signum Records. Their earlier collaboration ‘Prayers for Mankind’ was met with great enthusiasm and Classic FM said of the disc “The choir Tenebrae is unbeatable. Tenebrae is current master of the Russian Sound” and MusicWeb added “it’s impossible to imagine that it could have been served better than by Tenebrae. Both this composition and the performance it receives are significant achievements.”