Choir Performs 'Miserere Mei Deus' In The Oldest Church In London

Choir Performs 'Miserere Mei Deus' In The Oldest Church In London

The talented Tenebrae choir performs a hauntingly beautiful rendition of ‘Miserere mei, Deus’ in the oldest church in London. St Bartholomew the Great, also known as St. Bart’s, provided the backdrop for this incredible performance. The ancient church was founded in 1123 and still remains a staple for tourists and locals in the United Kingdom today.


This stunning location was the perfect fit for the Tenebrae choir and their most recent arrangement. This award-winning ensemble is known all around the world for their impeccable performances and unique sound. Under the direction of Nigel Short, this choir has received praise for this vocal arrangements and moving concerts.

Today, they are belting out a flawless rendition of Gregorio Allegri's ‘Miserere mei, Deus.’ ‘Miserere mei, Deus’ means ‘Have mercy on me, O God’ in Latin. This beautiful composition was penned in the 1630s as a setting of Psalm 51. It was to be performed solely at the Sistine Chapel during Holy Week. As years passed, the ban was lifted and the chilling song was heard worldwide.

Now, this critically acclaimed choir is putting their own spin on this classic and it’s beyond beautiful. From the very first note, you could tell that this was going to be a performance like no other. The vocal range and talent from Tenebrae is absolutely incredible. And when they hit those high notes with ease, I was in complete awe. What perfect scenery to surround this multi-talented choir. Who else is looking forward to hearing more from this special group?