EBU (European Broadcasting Union) Christmas Concert is live broadcast in several European countries and Klassikaraadio has this time chosen a joint concert featuring the best Estonian and Norwegian Gregorian ensembles Vox Clamantis and Schola Sanctae Sunnivae (norway). Contserts will take place on December 14 at 18 pm in Jõhvi St. Michael's Church and December 15 at 17 pm in Tallinn St. Nicholas' Church. Program conducted by Jaan-Eik Tulve and Anne Kleivset consists gregorian chorales, Norwegian spiritual folk songs, Estonian and Norwegian contemporary music.
Schola Sanctae Sunnivae, ensemble of female singers in Trondheim, and Vox Clamantis are kindred spirits. Both are prone to experimentation, bringing out adventurous programs, where medieval chorale intertwines with new pieces, jazz and other contemporary sound art, and they are highly appreciated performers at numerous international festivals.
Schola Sanctae Sunnivae is also an excellent expert of Norwegian medieval Gregorian chorale and unique as a performer. The ensemble has brought back to life an extensive amount of musical heritage, found from the manuscripts in the Copenhagen Royal Library and which once sounded in cathedral of Nidaros (Trondheim medieval name). It is the largest cathedral in Northern Europe, the tomb of St Olaf is there. Schola Sanctae Sunnivae is the official choir of the cathedral’s centre of pilgrim’s.