Special Guests Concerts

Phenomenal Tenebrae

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!

Concert: Sunday, 12 September, 16.00
Venue: Slovenian Philharmonic

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

Concert: Monday, 19 July 2021 at 17.00 and 19.00
Venue: Slovenian Philharmonic

Among Whirlwinds  
Compositions of women for voices 

Hildegard von Bingen (1098 -1179): O PASTOR ANIMARUM (Hildegard von Bingen)   
Hildegard von Bingen: Lieder, ed. P. Barth, M.I. Ritscher, J. Schmidt-Görg (Salzburg 1969)  

Anna Sigríður Þorvaldsdóttir (1977): HEYR ÞÚ OSS HIMNUM Á (Ólafur á Söndum)  
Chester Music Limited (2017)  
Joanne Metcalf (1958):  GOLD AND THORNS, FIRE AND ICE (Francesco Petrarca), 2016  
Unpublished, www.joannemetcalf.com  

Maddalena Casulana (~1544–~1590): MORIR NON PUO (AnoN.)  
B. Pescerelli: I madrigali di Maddalena (Florence, 1979) 

Cesarina Ricci de Tingoli (1573–?): NEL DISCOSTARSI IL SOLE (Anon.)  
Unpublished, ©Jakob Steiner  
Clara Schumann (1819 – 1896): GONDOLIERA (Emanuel Geibel) 
Breitkopf & Härtel 

Fanny Hensel (1805–1845): NACHT LIEGT AUF DEN FREMDEN WEGEN (Heinrich Heine)  
CPDL (rev. Burkhart M. Schürmann)  

Elfrida Andrée (1841–1929): UR DRÖMLIV I (Viktor Rydberg)  
Joanne Metcalf (1958): AMONG DARK WHIRLWINDS (Joanne Metcalf, Josquin des Prez’s „O Virgo prudentissima“–excerpted, adapted, and translated into English), 2019 
Unpublished, www.joannemetcalf.com  

Stanislava Stoytcheva (1975): A BIRTHDAY (Christina Rossetti), 2021  
Unpublished, ©Stanislava Stoytcheva 

Kwang-Hee Kim (1950)/Junghae Lee (1964): SENOYA SENOYA (Ko-Un) 
Unpublished, www.neuemusik.ch/lee  
Ilse Weber (1903–1943)/Claudia Reinhard (1974): WIEGALA  (llse Weber), 2021  
Unpublished, ©Claudia Reinhard 

Eva Ugalde (1973): HEARTLAND (Urko Bilbao), 2021  
Unpublished, ©Eva Ugalde  
Katarina Pustinek Rakar (1979): REMEMBER (Christina Georgina Rosetti), 2018  

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. 

Concert: Tuesday, 20 July 2021 at 21.00
Venue: Kongresni trg Square

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.

Concert: Thursday, 22 July 2021 at 21.00
Venue: Kongresni trg Square
Substitute venue and hour (in the case of rain): Cankarjev dom, Gallus hall, 21.30

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 

CHANGE OF VENUE & TIME: Sunday, 18 July 2021 at 21.30
Venue: Cankarjev dom

We’re in it together

Tine Fris-Ronsfeld,Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning: HOME - OVERTURE  
Tine Fris-Ronsfeld/Tine Fris-Ronsfeld with Postyr: UP FOR AIR  
Line Groth, Andreas Bech,Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning/ Line Groth,Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning: MY FUTURE SELF  
Erik Bosio,Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning/Line Groth: PAPER TIGER  
Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning/Line Groth: STRIVE TO FLY (LITTLE WING)  
Tine Fris-Ronsfeld: TALK  
Tine Fris-Ronsfeld/Tine Fris-Ronsfeld, Line Groth,Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning: GO! DONT STOP!  
Line Groth,Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning:  TRAVEL THE WORLD  
Tine Fris-Ronsfeld, Line Groth, Lucas Tuan Minh Hoang,Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning/ Tine Fris-Ronsfeld, Line Groth,Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning: NO HOME WITHOUT YOU  
Björk/Tine Fris-Ronsfeld,Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning: ALL IS FULL  
Lucas Tuan Minh Hoang/Line Groth: BROKEN PARTS  
Kajsa Vala/Line Groth: BROKEN  
Tine Fris-Ronsfeld, Line Groth, Lucas Tuan Minh Hoang,Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning/Tine Fris-Ronsfeld, Line Groth,Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning: WITH YOU  
Tine Fris-Ronsfeld,Kristoffer Fynbo Thorning: HOME    
Lucas Tuan Minh Hoang/Line Groth: DYBE FODSPOR  

EPIC – the programme is a part of the project Emerging Professionals : Internationalisation of music Careers, coordinated by the European Choral Association and co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe programme.