Tartu St. John’s Church

Vox Clamantis
Artistic director and conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve


Galina Grigorjeva (b. 1962)
“Vespers” (2017)
Cyrillus Kreek (1889–1962)
“Praise the Name of the Lord” (text Psalm No. 134, 135) from Russian Orthodox Evening Divine Service (1938)
Psalm of David No. 137 “Paabeli jõgede kaldail” / “By the rivers of Babylon” (1944)
Psalm of David No. 104 “Kiida, mu hing, Issandat” / “Bless the Lord, O my Soul” (1923)
Psalm of David No. 121 “Päeval ei pea päikene…” / “The Sun Will Not Strike You by Day…” (1923)
Psalm of David No. 141 “Issand, ma hüüan Su poole…” / “O Lord, I call to Thee” (1923)
Helena Tulve (b. 1972)
“You and I” (2017)

Vox Clamantis, a vocal ensemble of international recognition led by Jaan-Eik Tulve consists of musicians passionate about Gregorian chant. In addition to Gregorian chant, which is considered the beginning of Occidental music, Vox Clamantis sings early polyphony and contemporary music, or combines Gregorian chant with jazz or world music. Numerous Estonian composers have written pieces for Vox Clamantis.

Two of those, “Vespers” by Galina Grigorjeva and “You and I” by Helena Tulve will be performed at this concert.
Vox Clamantis have been released by prominent record labels such as ECM and Mirare. In 2014, the album “Arvo Pärt. Adam’s Lament” was awarded the Grammy Award in the category of best choral performance. The album “Liszt. Via Crucis” won Diapason d’Or in 2013. Vox Clamantis’ singing is heard in Paolo Sorrentino’s film “La Grande Bellezza” (“The Great Beauty”) that won an Academy Award in 2014. The latest CD “Arvo Pärt. The Deer’s Cry” (ECM, 2016) won a Diapason d’Or award, Chock in French magazine Classica, the Monthly Choice in BBC Music Magazine and the Classical Album of the Year award in Estonia.