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Theatre of Voices

Baltic Voices

Fri 27 Sep
Contemporary

Theatre of Voices

Baltic Voices

Veljo Tormis The Bishop and the Pagan
Arvo Pärt De pacem
Galina Grigorjeva Lamento
Arvo Pärt Virgencita
Galina Grigorjeva O Virgin Theotokos (from Vespers)
Peteris Vasks Window Encounter
Rytis Mazulis The dazzled eye lost its speech
Helena Tulve The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Basho)

Artists

Theatre of Voices vocals
Paul Hillier artistic director

Guest artists

Michala Petri recorder
Ying-Hsueh Chen percussion

While Arvo Pärt is the world’s best-known Estonian, less familiar are the names of female composers working in the nation’s rich choral tradition.

In this programme, Paul Hillier and his acclaimed Theatre of Voices present some of the finest new vocal chamber music to come out of the Baltic States.

There’s a newly-commissioned work from Helena Tulve, based on Basho’s Narrow Road to the Deep North and Peteris Vasks’ powerful Window Encounter. Grigorjeva is from the Crimea, but settled in Estonia; she has developed her own resonant style rooted in early Russian polyphony and chant.

Finally, from Estonia, comes Veljo Tormis’s The Bishop and the Pagan, the story of early interaction between Finland (the pagans) and Britain (Bishop Henry). Latvian nights, Finnish farewells and Estonian encounters.

Date & start time:Fri 27 Sep – 7.30pm
Venue:Hall One

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