Carnegie Hall presents Theatre of Voices

Carnegie Hall, New York City
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 7.30pm

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When Theatre of Voices performed Stockhausen’s epic Stimmung at Carnegie Hall, The New York Times praised the ensemble's performance as “confident and luminous, controlled yet free …” Theatre of Voices returns to give the New York premiere of an Arvo Pärt work accompanied with a film by award-winning Danish director Phie Ambo. Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices' artistic director, conducted the world premiere of David Lang’s the little match girl passion and the ensemble recorded it to tremendous acclaim. Both reacquaint themselves with Lang’s music in the writings—the world premiere of the complete cycle.

Carnegie Hall presents Theatre of Voices



Arvo Pärt / Phie Ambo
Songs from the Soil (NY Premiere)
- Music by Arvo Pärt
- Visual Poem by Phie Ambo

David Lang
the writings (2019) (song cycle for SATB)

·· again (after ecclesiastes)
·· New Section (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
·· for love is strong
·· where you go
·· solitary
·· again (after ecclesiastes)

World Premiere!


Theatre of Voices
- Else Torp, soprano
- Iris Oja, mezzo-soprano
- Paul Bentley-Angell, tenor
- Jakob Bloch Jespersen, bass

(Additional vocalists to be announced)

Paul Hillier, artistic direction

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