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Estonian Vocal Ensemble Vox Clamantis to Perform Works by Arvo Part in NYC

A free concert at the Church of St. Francis Xavier will celebrate the President of Estonia's visit to New York.

On Sunday, September 18 at 6:30 pm, Vox Clamantis, the acclaimed choir from Estonia, makes a rare New York appearance at the Church of St. Francis Xavier. The concert is free and reservations via EventBrite are strongly recommended.

Vox Clamantis, led by JaanEik Tulve, will perform works by Arvo Pärt from their new ECM recording, The Deer's Cry. Music by Helena Tulve, Tõnis Kaumann and Perotin is also on the program. The concert celebrates the President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves' visit to New York City.

The Church of St. Francis Xavier is located at 46 West 16th Street, New York, NY. The performance is set for Sunday, September 18, at 6:30 pm. Free admission, reservations strongly recommended at: www.eventbrite.com/e/concertbyvoxclamantistickets27144944259.

Program

THE DEER'S CRY

Psalm 21

Arvo Pärt Kleine

Litanei

Gregorian introit Gaudeamus

Arvo Pärt AlleluiaTropus

Arvo Pärt Da

pacem Domine

Arvo Pärt And

One of the Pharisees

Gregorian Kyrie

Arvo Pärt The

Deer's Cry

Arvo Pärt Summa

Perotinus Suur Beata

viscera

Arvo Pärt Most

Holy Mother of God

Helena Tulve Ole

tervitatud, Maarja!

Tõnis Kaumann Ave

Maria

Arvo Pärt Virgencita

Formed in 1996, vocal ensemble Vox Clamantis ("the voice of one crying out") comprises a diversity of musicians singers, composers, instrumentalists and conductors who have a common interest in early music, specifically Gregorian chant. Alongside Gregorian chant, considered to be the foundation of all Western art music, Vox Clamantis often performs early polyphony and contemporary music. Many Estonian composers, including Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve and ErkkiSven Tüür have composed works for Vox Clamantis.

Vox Clamantis has recorded for the ECM and Mirare labels. The CD Liszt Via crucis with french pianist JeanClaude Pennetier won Diapason d'Or award in 2013, and the Arvo Pärt CD, Adam's Lament won the GRAMMYAward for Best Choral Performance in 2014. The film featuring Vox Clamantis music, The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza), received an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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