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Nigel Short


Nigel and the Tenebrae Associate Artists work with LYC as part of our choral development partnership with Tenebrae.

Award-winning conductor Nigel Short has built up an enviable reputation for his concert and recording work with leading orchestras and ensembles across the world. A singer of great acclaim, Nigel was a member of the world-renowned vocal ensemble The King’s Singers from 1994–2000. Upon leaving the group, he formed Tenebrae, a virtuosic choir that embraced his dedication to passion and precision. Tenebrae is the first-ever ensemble to be multi-nominated in the same category for the BBC Music Magazine Awards (2012), securing the accolade of Best Choral Performance for the choir’s recording of Victoria’s Requiem Mass, 1605. Under his direction, Tenebrae has enjoyed collaborations with orchestras and instrumentalists of various musical genres and now enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s finest choral ensembles.

To date, Nigel has conducted the Aurora Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, English Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble and, for Baroque repertoire, The English Concert. Nigel has vast recording experience having conducted recordings for many of the world’s major record labels including Decca Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI Classics, LSO Live, Signum and Warner Classics. As a Gramophone award-winning producer, Nigel works with many of the UK’s leading professional choirs and vocal ensembles including Alamire, Ex Cathedra, Gallicantus and The King’s Singers.

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