Weekend Spotlight - Tenebrae

At 4pm on Palm Sunday, 9th April, Sheffield Cathedral’s professional adult choir will sing Renaissance masterpieces as part of our Tenebrae service.  

Tenebrae is a latin word meaning shadows or darkness.  The Tenebrae service is a key part of Holy Week as we begin to mark the days leading to Christ’s death and resurrection. Candles are gradually extinguished during the service until we are in darkness.  

The outstanding music includes the Lamentations of Jeremiah by the great Tudor musician Thomas Tallis; and responses by the Spanish master Tomas Luis De Victoria.  

Join us for this poignant and magical service as we experience together utter darkness and then, as the first candle is relit, the hope that is promised by Christ’s resurrection.