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Theatre of Voices

Vocal ensemble
Theatre of Voices © Lars Bjarnøe

Theatre of Voices, founded in 1990 by the British conductor, singer, and writer Paul Hillier, is considered one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles. With almost 50 releases to their name and prestigious awards such as a GRAMMY and the Danish P2 Prize, the ensemble has long been recognized for their exceptional performances.

Theatre of Voices’ repertoire covers a wide spectrum of genres, from early music to modern sound art installations and opera. Along with the ensemble’s unique sound, which is clear and distinct, this quality has led to close collaborations with composers such as Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Adams, Kaija Saariaho, David Lang, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hildur Guðnadóttir, and many others. The ensemble has also contributed to the world of film with soundtracks for films such as the Oscar-winning La Grande Bellezza (Paolo Sorrentino) and Arrival (Denis Villeneuve).

Since 2003, Theatre of Voices has been based in Copenhagen. The group has been nominated twice for the Nordic Council Music Prize and has performed at several esteemed festivals, concert halls, and opera houses around the world. Some of these notable venues include Teatro Real, Palais Garnier, Lincoln Centre, Carnegie Hall, Barbican Center, and the Sydney Opera House.

In Denmark, Theatre of Voices has collaborated particularly with Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, who wrote and dedicated works to the ensemble, as well as collaborations with Kronos Quartet and London Sinfonietta – documented on two releases for Dacapo Records.

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  • Dietrich Buxtehude, Heinrich Scheidemann, Christian Geist, Johann Christoph Bach, Johann Adam Reincken, Franz Tunder, Matthias Weckmann, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    IN DULCI JUBILO – Music for the Christmas season by Buxtehude and friends

  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

    Green Ground

  • Dietrich Buxtehude, Christian Geist, Nicolaus Bruhns, Kaspar Förster, Franz Tunder

    Buxtehude and his Circle

  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

    Mixed Company

  • Dietrich Buxtehude

    Scandinavian Cantatas