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

SPOR Festival Saturday den 6. May 2006 kl. 19:30
Time's arrow Sunday den 30. April 2006 kl. 16:00
Time's arrow Wednesday den 26. April 2006 kl. 20:00
Time's arrow Sunday den 23. April 2006 kl. 16:00
Ib Nørholm 75 år Thursday den 16. March 2006 kl. 20:00
Taverner & Tudor Music Monday den 13. February 2006 kl. 20:00
Taverner & Tudor Music Sunday den 12. February 2006 kl. 19:30
Mozart: Titus Sunday den 22. January 2006 kl. 20:00
Koncert med dirigentstuderende fra DKDM Thursday den 1. December 2005 kl. 20:00
Vespro della Beata Vergine Wednesday den 23. November 2005 kl. 20:00
Vespro della Beata Vergine Tuesday den 22. November 2005 kl. 20:00
Vespro della Beata Vergine Sunday den 20. November 2005 kl. 15:00
Pärt & Taverner Tuesday den 15. November 2005 kl. 20:00
Arvo Pärt 70 år (II) Saturday den 8. October 2005 kl. 16:00
Taverner & Tudor Music Saturday den 20. August 2005 kl. 17:00
Bornholms Musikfestival Thursday den 11. August 2005 kl. 20:00
Taverner & Tudor Music Sunday den 31. July 2005 kl. 16:00
Taverner & Tudor Music Thursday den 28. July 2005 kl. 19:30 Ellevang Kirke, Århus
Taverner & Tudor Music Wednesday den 27. July 2005 kl. 20:00 Jetsmark Kirke
Arvo Pärt: Passion Thursday den 21. July 2005 kl. 20:00
Ockeghem & Stravinsky Sunday den 3. July 2005 kl. 14:30
Charity concert for 'Psykiatrifonden' Thursday den 21. April 2005 kl. 13:00
Østersø turné Tuesday den 8. March 2005 kl. 20:00
Baltic tour Sunday den 6. March 2005 kl. 19:00
Baltic tour Friday den 4. March 2005 kl. 19:00