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 award-winning Danish director Phie Ambo's visual poem "Songs from the Soil". The film is inspired by well-known works by Arvo Pärt, live performed by Theatre of Voices.

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.

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Carnegie Hall presents Theatre of Voices



Songs from the Soil (NY Premiere)
Visual poem created for music by Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt (live performance)
.. Für Alina
.. My Heart’s in the Highlands
.. Sarah Was Ninety Years Old
.. Cantate Domino
.. I Am The True Vine
.. Spiegel im Spiegel

David Lang
the writings (2019) - world premiere of the full cycle

·· again (after ecclesiastes)
·· If I am silent (commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
·· for love is strong
·· where you go
·· solitary
·· again (after ecclesiastes)


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

Yale Voxtet

Paul Hillier, artistic director

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