Decades of Freedom - Polen 100 Years


Decades of Freedom - Polen 100 Years

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

On Sunday 11th November we present a unique concert at The Black Diamond's Queens Hall of purely Polish music, featuring legendary Smith Quartet (UK), pianist Tanja Zapolski and flutist Isabella Hübener.

The special occasion is the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence as a republic which will be celebrated worldwide in music through the project "100 for 100. Musical Decades of Freedom", organized by PWM Edition in Krakow.

Theatre of Voices have collaborated with PWM Edition on the program for the Copenhagen concert which will feature three significant female composers and modern string quartet classics such as LutosÅ‚awski’s Folk Songs (arr.) and Górecki’s 1st String Quartet.

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Great acclaim in Madrid


Great acclaim in Madrid

Photo: Elisa Haberer

Theatre of Voices is currently busy in Madrid at the Teatro Real in the Spanish production of Kaija Saariaho's opera "Only the Sound Remains". As was the case with the Paris production at Palais Garnier earlier this year, audiences and critics were ecstatic after the premiere.

Spain’s leading newspaper El Pais witnessed a “perfect dramatic-musical framework that continues to resonate in our heads after leaving the theater”, while also emphasizing “the four marvelous voices of Theatre of Voices” in the company of Phillip Jaroussky, Davone Tines, Eija Kankaanranta, Camilla Hoitenga, Heikki Parviainen and Meta4 Quartet – the outstanding Finnish string quartet. All conducted by Ivor Bolton under the direction of Peter Sellars.

Read more from El Pais’ review and others quotes here.

After the final Teatro Real performance on 9 November, Theatre of Voices will follow ”Only the Sound Remains” to its US premiere at New York’s Lincoln Center in two performances on 17 and 18 November.

World premiere in Aarhus: EntmenschT [DehumaniseD]


World premiere in Aarhus: EntmenschT [DehumaniseD]

TOV’s first major feature this season will be in enTmenschT [DehumaniseD] by the award-winning Danish composer Line Tjørnhøj and visual artist Signe Klejs – a music theatre installation for five voices and surround sound electronics set with elaborate visuals and costume designs.

Line Tjørnhøj states that ''it has been a wonderful privilege to share the creative process of enTmenschT with Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier. They have generously made themselves and their voices available, while kindly supporting the integrity of the work”.

In enTmenschT, Line Tjørnhøj deals with the dark, depraved, dehumanised sides of humanity, based on some of the most extreme and expressive characters in the history of art, Oskar Kokoschka og Charlotte Salomon and their respective lovers Alma Mahler and Alfred Wolfsohn.

For Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier says that ''the process of bringing this marvelous and unusual work to fruition is the kind of thing for which I created Theatre of Voices in the first place. We have shared in the making of the work, yet I must say this remains Line Tjørnhøj's vision through and through. We are proud to be involved”.


EntMenschT [Dehumanised] at Åbne Scene, Godsbanen, Aarhus:
Saturday 15 September at 15:00
Sunday 16 September at 15:00

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Read more in-depth about enTmenschT and the thoughts behind in this fine interview with Line Tjørnhøj by her publisher Edition-S

UPCOMING CONCERTS:   > See all concerts

Only the Sound Remains - Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center/Rose Theater, New York City

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 7.30pm

Only the Sound Remains - Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center/Rose Theater, New York City

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 5.00pm

In Dulci Jubilo - Aarhus Domkirke

Aarhus Cathedral, Aarhus

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 at 3.00pm


For an up-to-date overview of our current repertoire, please contact Theatre of Voices


Danish Arts Foundation 
Augustinus Fonden
Wilhelm Hansen Fonden
Dansk Komponist Forening

Kronos Quartet
London Sinfonietta

YXUS Ensemble
Ars Nova Copenhagen
Dacapo Records
Harmonia Mundi
Trinitatis Kirke

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