Out of the Shadows

Glasperlenspiel Festival 2024

05/07/2024 22:00

Tartu Jaani kirik

Maestro’s Pirouettes
May 9, 2024
Baroque Meets the Middle East
May 9, 2024

Festival Glasperlenspiel
Gri, July 5th at 10 pm St John’s church (Jaani kirik), Tartu
Ben Vonberg-Clark (tenor, UK), Jonathan Eyers (baritone, UK), Nigel Foster (piano, UK)

Musicians Ben Vonberg-Clark, Jonathan Eyers and Nigel Foster, prominently active in London’s vibrant cultural scene, will bring to the Glasperlenspiel an interesting and thoughtful programme, which premiered in London in February 2023. At the heart of it are two cantatas by British contemporary composer Robert Hugill, one inspired by re-reading of Graham Robb’s book Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century, telling the story of the homosexual men’s gradual emergence in the 19th century, and another exploring different approaches to life after death using texts from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Walt Whitman’s poetry and others. Alongside the cantatas, a number of songs will be performed celebrating love in all its forms.

Download the complete lyrics (PDF, 6 pages) of Out of the Shadows concert programme.

Peeter Vähi – artistic director
Tiina Jokinen – executive director
Kadri Kiis – producer, accountant
Meeta Morozov – musicologist, editor of festival booklet
AI – design
Olavi Sööt – co-producer, video, logistics
Reno Hekkonens – marketing director, PR
Johannes Vähi – co-producer, webmaster, sound engineering, logistics
Marje Hansar – social media

Special thanks: Tartu City Government, Urmas Klaas, Triin Käpp, Jana Raud, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Canon and Overall, Toyota, St John’s church, Kaupo Kiis, Kristel Leppik, Anne-Liise Kiis, volunteers


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