On 26. June, ensemble Vox Clamantis will give a concert in the evening of the opening night of the 25th edition of Båstad Chamber Music Festival. The guest composer of the festival this year is Helena Tulve , and her piece entitled "You and I" will be premiered at the concert by Vox Clamantis entitled "Voices from Estonia". In addition to the traditional Gregorian chant, religious folk songs by Cyrillus Kreek and works by Arvo Pärt will be performed along two earlier works by Helena Tulve, "I Am a River" and "In Silence".
Ensemble Vox Clamantis has become internationally recognised with their programs based on Gregorian chant and early polyphony often combined with works by contemporary composers. Many Estonian composers, among them Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Toivo Tulev, Galina Grigorjeva and Tõnis Kaumann have written compositions for Vox Clamantis.
Other Estonian musicians to perform at Båstad festival include Anna-Liisa Eller (Estonian zither), Taavi Kerikmäe (piano) and Pille-Rite Rei (saxophone). Among others, works by Arvo Pärt, Mirjam Tally and Malle Maltis will be performed during the festival.
The Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Vox Clamantis from Estonia comprises a diversity of musicians who share their passion for Gregorian chant, early polyphony and contemporary music. Vox Clamantis has recorded for ECM and Mirare and they regularly give concerts in Estonia and abroad. --- Vox Clamantis on gregooriuse laulule ja varasele mitmehäälsusele keskenduv vokaalansambel, mille erinevates programmides kõlab sageli ka kaasaegne muusika. Ansambel on plaadistanud firmadele ECM ja Mirare, annab hulgaliselt kontserte ning osaleb festivalidel nii Euroopas kui mujal maailmas. www.voxclamantis.ee