The variety in ensemble and timbre generates plenty of colour and contrast between the pieces, and while all of them have a familial similarity they are all different, and the inventive approach brought to them is truly inspiring.
Established in 1996, VOX CLAMANTIS is a vocal ensemble that revolves around its leader Jaan-Eik Tulve. It all started with Gregorian chant, which Tulve studied in Paris in the 1990s. Back in Estonia he formed Vox Clamantis to continue singing these old plainsongs that are the foundation of Western art music.
In 2012 ECM released the album “Filia Sion”, which got positive reviews. In the same year they also participated in the Grammy-winning album “Adam’s Lament” with music by Arvo Pärt. In 2013 the album “Liszt. Via crucis“ for Mirare with French pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier won a Diapason d’Or award, and Vox Clamantis’ singing is heard in Paolo Sorrentino’s film “La Grande Bellezza”(“The Great Beauty”) that won an Academy Award in 2014.
Arvo Pärt - The Deer’s Cry
Arvo Pärt - Most Holy Mother of God
Helena Tulve - Ole tervitatud, Maarja
Tōnis Kaumann - Ave Maria
Children under 1.2m are not allowed to enter the concert hall.