Night Concert: Vox Clamantis YOU AND I – St. John’s Church

Formed in 1996, ensemble Vox Clamantis comprises a diversity of musicians – singers, composers, instrumentalists and conductors – who have a common interest in the Gregorian chant.  Next to the Gregorian chant, considered to be the foundation of all European professional music culture, Vox Clamantis often performs early polyphony and contemporary music. Many Estonian composers, among them Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve and Tõnis Kaumann have written compositions for Vox Clamantis.

Vox Clamantis has performed with Catalan soprano Arianna Savall, French pianiste Jean-Claude Pennetier, Italian nyckelharpa player Marco Ambrosini, Israeli oud player Yair Dalal, Tunisian singer Dhafer Youssef, the Cello Octet Amsterdam, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. Continuous collaboration with different musicians has inspired the birth of impromptu programmes, based on improvisation.

Vox Clamantis has recorded for ECM Records and Mirare. The CD «Liszt – Via crucis» have won Diapason d’Or award in 2013, the CD «Arvo Pärt – Adam’s Lament» have won GRAMMY-Award for Best Choral Performance in 2014. The film featuring Vox Clamantis music, «The Great Beauty» (La Grande Bellezza), received an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The latest CD «Arvo Pärt. The Deer’s Cry» (ECM) won a Diapason d’Or Award, Chock in French magazine Classica, the Album of the year Award in Estonia and was nominated for the BBC Music Magazine Award 2018.

The ensemble gives concerts in Estonia as well as abroad. Concert tours have taken Vox Clamantis to entire world. They have participated Sydney Festival, Manchester International Festival, La Folle Journée festival in France and in Japan, The International Piano Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron etc.


Conductor: Jaan-Eik Tulve

Gregorian antiphon – Mandatum novum

Arvo Pärt (*1935) – Kleine litanei (2015)

Gregorian introit – Spiritus Domini

Gregorian – Kyrie

Arvo Pärt – The Deer’s Cry (2007)

Cyrillus Kreek (1889–1962) – Mu süda, .rka üles (Awake, My Heart) (1916)

Psalm of David no. 121 (1923)

Gregorian alleluia – L.tatus sum

Arvo Pärt – Morning Star (2007)

Helena Tulve (*1972) – You and I (2017),

David Lang (*1957) – For love is strong (2008)

Helena Tulve – Ole tervitatud, Maarja (Ave Maria) (2015)

Tõnis Kaumann (*1971) – Ave Maria (2013)

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30 July: 22:00
St. John’s Church