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

Christmas Concert Friday den 19. December 2008 kl. 20:00 Almere, Holland
Christmas Concert Friday den 12. December 2008 kl. 20:00 Esajas Kirke
Weihnachts-Historie Sunday den 30. November 2008 kl. 16:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
David Lang Tuesday den 28. October 2008 kl. 20:00 Stavnsholt kirke
Syslesvigsk Forening Sunday den 26. October 2008 kl. 20:00
Bach & Buxtehude Sunday den 12. October 2008 kl. 19:00 Allhelgona Kyrkan, Lund
Bach & Buxtehude Monday den 6. October 2008 kl. 20:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
Ellevang Kirke Saturday den 30. August 2008 kl. 16:00 Ellevang Kirke, Århus
Nyborg Slotskoncerter Sunday den 24. August 2008 kl. 19:30 Nyborg Slot
Bach & Buxtehude Saturday den 26. July 2008 kl. 20:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
WSCM8 opening concert Saturday den 19. July 2008 kl. 20:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
Borholms Musikfestival Thursday den 17. July 2008 kl. 20:00 Østermarie Kirke
Henry Purcell (1659-1695): The Voice of the Turtle Sunday den 27. April 2008 kl. 16:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
Henry Purcell (1659-1695): The Voice of the Turtle Saturday den 26. April 2008 kl. 16:00 Vor Frue Kirke, Århus
Auferstehungs-Historie Friday den 28. March 2008 kl. 20:00 Humlebæk Kirke
Aufersthungs-Historie Friday den 28. March 2008 kl. 20:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
English Romantics Sunday den 2. March 2008 kl. 16:00
English Romantics Saturday den 1. March 2008 kl. 16:00 Stavnsholt kirke
Requiem Friday den 18. January 2008 kl. 20:00 Burghof Lörrach
Messe de Nostre Dame Wednesday den 16. January 2008 kl. 20:00
Guillaume de Machaut Tuesday den 15. January 2008 kl. 20:00 Vestkirken
Mozart Requiem Saturday den 8. December 2007 kl. 20:00
Mozart Requiem Friday den 7. December 2007 kl. 20:00
Pelle 75 år Saturday den 24. November 2007 kl. 16:00 Garnisons Kirke, København
Requiem Thursday den 18. October 2007 kl. 20:00 Garnisons Kirke, København