Special Guests Concerts
Tenebrae is state-of-the-art in the choral world. Usually described with such superlatives as ‘’phenomenal’’ and ‘’devastatingly beautiful’’, this UK choir is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles. Directed by Nigel Short, their repertoire ranges from Renaissance through to contemporary choral masterpieces. It will be a privilege to hear them live!
Conductor Nigel Short
Alonso Lobo (1555–1617): VERSA EST IN LUCTUM (Officium defunctorum, excerpt)
William Croft (1678–1727)/Henry Purcell (1659–1696): BURIAL SENTENCES (John 11:25-26; Job 19:25-27; 1 Timothy 6:7; Job 1:21)
Thomas Tallis (1505–1585): LOQUEBANTUR VARIIS LANGUIS (Acts 2:4)
Thomas Tallis (1505–1585): SALVATOR MUNDI (Anthem for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross)
Thomas Tallis (1505–1585): TE LUCIS ANTE TERMINUM (Ambrosian Hymn from 7th Century)
Antonio Lotti (1667–1740): CRUCIFIXUS (part of the Nicene Creed 381 A.D)
Gregorio Allegri (1582–1652): MISERERE MEI, DEUS (Psalm 50 (51))
William Harris (1883–1973): BRING US, O LORD (John Donne)
John Tavener (1944–2013): FUNERAL IKOS (Isabel Hapgood)
Jonathan Harvey (1939–2012): SONG OF JUNE (Wilfred Owen)
Bob Chilcott (1955): BEFORE THE ICE (Emily Dickinson, responsory for Christmas day)
Eric Whitacre (1970): SLEEP (Charles Anthony Silvestri)
William Harris (1983–1973): FAIRE IS THE HEAVEN (Edmund Spenser)
We kindly ask the audience to applaud at the end of each half of the concert rather than after each song.
Singer Pur: Among Whirlwinds
Germany’s leading a cappella group has been active for more than 25 years and their discography is impressive – 30 CDs, several of which have received awards. A soprano, three tenors, a baritone and a bass – a bit of an unusual combination of voices, right? Nevertheless, it has proven to be their recipe for success. There are no stylistic limitations to Singer Pur’s repertoire as they sing anything performable by voices.
Claudia Reinhard, Soprano
Christian Meister, Tenor
Markus Zapp, Tenor
Manuel Warwitz, Tenor
Jakob Steiner, Baritone
Marcus Schmidl, Baritone
Perpetuum Jazzile: Vocal extravaganza
Perpetuum Jazzile is known as one of the biggest and most spectacular vocal groups in the world. Recognized by many critics, the vocal orchestra from Slovenia is famous for its strong rhythms, rich harmonies, incomparable creativity, positive energy and a variety of musical genres that the singers create only with their voices.
A Perpetuum Jazzile concert is not only a unique music experience for the audience. Perpetuum Jazzile moves their listeners with their magnificent sound that many would not expect from the human voice alone.
Europa Cantat finale with Ringmasters quartet, masters of barbershop music
All four members of Ringmasters quartet studied and grew together out of the rich soil of Swedish choir tradition. After forming in the fall of 2006, they already won the International Collegiate Quartet Contest in Nashville only one and a half years after. In Portland (2012), Ringmasters were recognised as the best barbershop quartet in the world and are doing shows all over the world, enthralling the audience that hasn’t even heard of barbershop before.
Postyr: We’re in it together – CHANGE OF VENUE & TIME
Postyr has become known worldwide for their characteristic and evocative sound. The combination of four gripping voices, sampled beats and heartfelt song writing, makes Postyr’s live performances unique in the international music landscape.
We’re in it together is a concert, that will feature newly written songs that circle around the concept of finding a safe haven, a home and a place of inner balance in this chaotic and unpredictable world.
Tine Fris, soprano
Line Groth, alto
Lucas Minh Hoang, tenor
Anders Hornshøj Laugesen, tenor
Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning, bass and laptop
IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: Tickets will be also available one hour before the show on the info counter of Cankarjev dom.