The festival opens on Thursday, 6.04, 19:00 at Niguliste Museum
Vox Clamantis, artistic director and conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve
Galina Grigorjeva* (b. 1962). New work (2017, premiere)
Vox Clamantis is an internationally renowned vocal ensemble conducted by Jaan-Eik Tulve. The ensemble consists of musicians passionate about the Gregorian chant, which is considered the beginning of European art music. Vox Clamantis frequently performs early polyphony and contemporary music, or combines Gregorian chant with jazz and world music. Vox Clamantis have been awarded the Grammy award for Pärt’s “Adam’s Lament” (ECM New Series, 2013) and Le Diapason d’Or for Liszt’s “Via Crucis” (Mirare, 2013). Vox Clamantis’s newest album “Arvo Pärt. The Deer’s Cry” (2016) has already received the Diapason d’Or award and the Best Classical Music Album Award at the 2017 Estonian Music Awards. Many Estonian composers have written music for Vox Clamantis – this programme includes a new work by Galina Grigorjeva as well as works by Cyrillus Kreek and Arvo Pärt.