Light & Darkness

Light & Darkness


August 30, 2024    
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Pfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt
Pfarrplatz 5, Lana, 39011, Autonome Provinz Bozen - Südtirol

When you listen to a piece of music, you hear the movements of the notes and the sound of the harmonies. And the special colors that the sound of the individual voices or instruments give the music. Hidden in the movements, sounds and colors we also find the absence of sound. Not silence, but an absence of sound that shapes the music. The choice of the specific tones and pauses in the music means that we as listeners do not just experience a blanket of noise. It is part of the beauty of music that the sound is formed out of noise. A beauty that can also create a calm in the listener where there was noise before.

The concert “Light and Darkness” tries precisely to capture the field between noise and silence. Loosely shaped around a day’s passage from the early hours of the morning to the dusk of the night, Ars Nova presents both music that in its complexity and expression can seem violent, which can dazzle and seem overwhelming, and music that in its simplicity and clarity redeems and soothes. Perhaps the music should even be experienced with closed eyes, so that both light and darkness can find their place for the inner gaze.


Karin Rehnqvist Natt över jorden
Hugo Alfvén Aftonen
Uti vår hage
Traditional arr. H. Parkman Till Österland
Gregorio Allegri Miserere
C.E.F. Weyse Wanderers Nachtlied
Kari Bæk Videmus nunc per speculum/Laudate Dominum
Bent Sørensen In Paradisum
Arvo Pärt Morning Star
Phillip Faber Hvis nu lyset
Arthur Sullivan The long Day closes
James MacMillan Miserere
O Radiant Dawn


Conductor Sofi Jeannin
Sopran Ann-Christin Wesser Ingels, Kate Macoboy, Mari Øyrehagen
Alto Hanne Marie le Fevre, Laura Lamph, Elenor Wiman
Tenor Luís Toscano, James Robinson, Jakob Skjoldborg
Bas Asger Lynge Petersen, Rasmus Kure Thomsen, Mikkel Tuxen
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