Hendrix College and UCA To Host International Vocal Ensemble Theatre of Voices Jan 30

The Hendrix College Department of Music and the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication will host the international vocal ensemble Theatre of Voices on Monday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Greene Chapel.    

   The performance is free and open to the public. There will be a reception in Trieschmann Gallery after the concert.    

   Widely recognized as one of the Europe’s foremost vocal groups, Theatre of Voices received a Grammy Award for The Little Match Girl Passion in 2010, the group’s 20th anniversary. The group regularly performs at Edinburgh Festival, Barbican Centre, and Carnegie Hall, where they premiered David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion, which was commissioned for Theatre of Voices and won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Current projects include music ranging from Perotin to Dowland and Buxtehude, and many of today’s most eminent composers such as Berio, Pärt, Reich, Cage, and Stockhausen. 


Paul Hillier


   Theatre of Voices was founded by Paul Hillier, who will give a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. in Greene Chapel.    

   The program will include Veni creator spiritus by Arvo Pärt (1935-2010); Pärt’s An den Wassern; Veni creator spiritus by Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-1377); Pärt’s Trivium; Veni sancte spiritus/Veni creator by John Dunstable (d. 1453); Pärt’s Da pacem; Song by Pelle Gudmundsen Holmgreen (b. 1932); Walking Song by Kevin Volans (b. 1949); Pärt’s Berlin Mass.    

   The performance is underwritten in part by the Harold Thompson Performance Fund at Hendrix College and the UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication Artists in Residence series.   


Theatre of Voices


   Theatre of Voices will conduct master classes and workshops at the University of Central Arkansas on at 3 p.m. on Jan. 29 and 10 a.m. on Jan. 30 in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. For more information on these programs, contact John Erwin at (501) 450-5757 or johne@uca.edu.    

The Artist in Residence program is funded by UCA’s arts fee and is administered by the College of Fine Arts and Communication. For more information, call the Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, at (501) 450-3293 or e-mail lesleya@uca.edu.