Chamber choir Tenebrae will give the UK premiere of Alexander Levine’s The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom directed by Nigel Short in the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, London this Thursday, March 7. The performance will also mark the work’s release on Signum Classics and its publication by Edition Peters.
The large-scale religious piece for a cappella choir was inspired by the murdered Russian priest Father Alexander Men, and received its world premiere in 2009 by Andrei Petrenko and the Mariinsky Opera Choir.
Hear an excerpt from Tenebrae’s recording of the 'Trisagion Hymn' from The Divine Liturgy on the Gramophone Player below:
Russian composer Alexander Levine has collaborated with such artists and ensembles as the Fidelio Trio, Konstantin Boyarsky, Jonathan Powell, the Tippett Quartet, the Orlando Consort, the BBC Singers and the Bel Canto Chorus. Tenebrae released his Prayers for Mankind on Signum in 2010.
For full concert details visit stmartin-in-the-fields.org.