Else Torp

2004 2012

Else Torp has specialized in performance, of early and new music, but also covers an extensive repertoire of Danish and German Lieder. In the semi-scenic repertoire she has performed Judith Weir's King Harald's Saga at a number of festivals and Walton's Facade. With Theatre of Voices, she has performed a wide range of repertoire in Europe, Australia and the US.

Else Torp has recently been featured with Scotish Chamber Orchestra in Bach's St John's Passion, with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Christmas Oratory and Concerto Copenhagen with The b Minor mass. 2008 included Arvo Pärt's Miserere at the Sonning Prize festival for Pärt in Copenhagen, and performances at BBC Proms, Berliner Festspiele and Sacrum Profanum in Krakow with Theatre of Voices and Stockhausen's Stimmung. She sang Pärt's "Passio" in his official televised estonian 70th birthday concert in 2005, and later performed Nørholm's "The Bell" with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon. She has done the first performance of Gavin Bryars' "The Stone Arch" with the Kronos Quartet at the Barbican Centre's Steve Reich 70th birthday celebration festival and the first performance of Liu Sola's "The Afterlife of Li Jiantong" - also at the Barbican and at the Takkelloftet at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen in spring of 2009.

Recent CDs: "Cries of London" with Theatre of Voices/Fretwork (Harmonia Mundi), "Weyse Songs" (dacapo), "Stimmung" by Stockhausen and David Lang's "The Little Match Girl Passion" (both Harmonia Mundi).

Participated at following concerts with Ars Nova

Arvo Pärt & English Tudor Music Sunday den 2. May 2010 kl. 15:00 Fuglsang Herregård
Arvo Pärt & English Tudor Music Sunday den 21. March 2010 kl. 20:00 St. Michaels, Budapest
Arvo Pärt & English Tudor Music Saturday den 20. March 2010 kl. 16:00 Jægerspris Slot
Matthäus-Passion Thursday den 18. March 2010 kl. 20:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
Bachs Bibliotek Saturday den 27. February 2010 kl. 16:00 Hørning Kirke
Bachs Library Thursday den 25. February 2010 kl. 20:00 De Singel
Bach's Library Wednesday den 24. February 2010 kl. 20:15 De Oosterpoort
Taverner & Tudor Music Tuesday den 23. February 2010 kl. 20:15 Muziekgebouw aan 'Tij, Amsterdam
Bach's Library Monday den 22. February 2010 kl. 20:00 Dronningesalen
Beginning Wednesday den 3. February 2010 kl. 20:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
The Apple Tree Tuesday den 22. December 2009 kl. 20:00 Podium Twente, Enschede, Holland
The Apple Tree Sunday den 20. December 2009 kl. 16:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
The Apple Tree Friday den 11. December 2009 kl. 19:30 Vestkirken
The Apple Tree Thursday den 10. December 2009 kl. 19:30 Hans Tavsens Kirke
9 lessons and carols Wednesday den 9. December 2009 kl. 19:00 Hunseby Kirke
Requiem Sunday den 1. November 2009 kl. 16:00 Skanderup Kirke
Requiem Sunday den 25. October 2009 kl. 16:00 Sorø Klosterkirke
The Natural World Sunday den 11. October 2009 kl. 16:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
Islands Sunday den 13. September 2009 kl. 16:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
Islands Saturday den 12. September 2009 kl. 16:00
Henry Purcell (1659-1695): The Voice of the Turtle Thursday den 3. September 2009 kl. 19:30
Johannes-Passion Thursday den 9. April 2009 kl. 16:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
Johannes-Passion Saturday den 4. April 2009 kl. 20:00 Stavnsholt kirke
Mine danske kilder Sunday den 15. March 2009 kl. 19:30 Horsens Klosterkirke
Mine danske kilder Tuesday den 3. March 2009 kl. 16:00 Garnisons Kirke, København