Conductor Elisa Huovinen
Veljo Tormis (1930–2017): Kodulaulud (1988/1996) (G. Suits)
Kas tunnete: väriseb maa
Meid ootab see maa
Sääl on me kodu
Veljo Tormis: Ütles Lembitu (1985) – part 1 (F. Tuglas)
Pēteris Vasks (1946–): Zīles ziņa (2004) (U. Bērziņš)
Veljo Tormis: Ütles Lembitu – part 2
Hubert Parry (1948–1918): Songs of Farewell (1916–18) – 5. At the round earth’s imagined corners (J. Donne)
Veljo Tormis: Ütles Lembitu – part 3
Gustav Mahler (1860–1911) / Gérard Pesson (1958–): Kein deutscher Himmel (1996–97) (A. von Platen / M. Kaltenecker)
Veljo Tormis: Ütles Lembitu – part 4
Vaclovas Augustinas (1959–): Tau bet kokios sutemos šviesios (2018) (Psalm 139: 7-12)
Trad. (arr. Moses Hogan): Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?
This programme features music from all of the Baltic states (Tormis, Vasks, Augustinas), one of Hubert Parry’s Songs of Farewell and a choral transcription of the Adagietto from Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony by Gérard Pesson. The common thread in these works is humanity and the actions of humans – both good and evil. Although we have not managed to eliminate grief, wars and injustice from the world and we cannot escape the consequences of our actions, what we do have is the quality of mercy towards ourselves and others. And we have art, which elevates us to higher virtues and gives us hope of a better world.
Tampere Cappella are a chamber choir of professional musicians that was established in 2015. The choir’s artistic director is Markus Yli-Jokipii, and its repertoire is firmly rooted in the classical choral tradition while also presenting audiences with new and less well known choral music. The choir collaborates with local arts institutions and actively contributes to the development of the training of choral conductors and choral singers in Tampere.
The guest conductor in this concert is Elisa Huovinen from Helsinki. She won the Finnish choir conducting competition in 2018, and part of her prize was conducting Tampere Cappella in concert at the Tampere Vocal Music Festival.