Formed in 1996, Vox Clamantis is a vocal ensemble, which comprises of 15 musicians – singers, composers, instrumentalists and conductors – who share their common passion for Gregorian chant. Next to the Gregorian chant, considered to be the foundation of all European professional music culture, Vox Clamantis often performs early polyphony and contemporary music. Many Estonian composers, among them Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve and Erkki-Sven Tüür have written compositions for Vox Clamantis.
Vox Clamantis has recorded for ECM and Mirare. The CD « Franz Liszt. Via crucis » (Mirare) have won Diapason d’Or in 2013. The CD «Arvo Pärt. Adam’s Lament» (conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, ECM) have won GRAMMY-Award 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 also in 2014.
- Arvo Pärt - The Deer's Cry (a cappella) Music by Arvo Pärt and Gregorian Chant - Arvo Pärt - Kanon Pokajanen (a cappella) - Arvo Pärt - Passio (Vox Clamantis + 5 instruments) - Arvo Pärt - Stabat Mater (Vox Clamantis + 5 instruments) - Filia Sion (a cappella) Gregorian Chant and early polyphony - for love is strong ( a cappella) Music by John Cage, David Lang and Perotin - O sacrum convivium (a cappella) Music by Maurice Duruflé, Francis Poulenc and Olivier Messiaen - Via Crucis (a cappella) Music by Liszt
The programs can be customized. Special programs offered in collaboration with Collegium Musicale, Erkki-Sven Tüür and with visual artists in exhibition venues, including Gerhard Richter or SirCorp artists Valeri Vinogradov, Anne Parmasto.
"The level of artistry necessary to achieve the kind of living, breathing performance given here by the Estonian choir Vox Clamantis is a rarity…conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve [is able] to infuse the apparently simplest of settings with vibrancy…this grippingly authentic and superbly sung collection may now be the finest single-disc introduction to Pärt’s music" — BBC Music Magazine