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Paul Hillier

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British baritone Paul Hillier is among the leading figures, both being a singer and conductor, in the first music movement and today makes his residential in america, where he shows increasing fascination with new music. Being a youngster he was a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. This placement bears with it a chance to learn a broad expanse of choral repertoire, to get an intensive musical and general education on the St. Paul’s Cathedral College, also to make essential lifelong connections. After graduating from college he analyzed music at London’s Guildhall. He came back to St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1973 as its vicar-choral for just one time of year. He was also an associate from the Queen’s Chapel Royal at Windsor Castle. In 1974 he produced his single recital debut in the Purcell Space in London. Within the same 12 months he co-founded the Hilliard Outfit, getting its music movie director. The ensemble quickly became among the world’s most widely known early music vocal organizations, and was very much popular for shows worldwide, making several bestselling and award-winning recordings. The all-male quartet specific in Renaissance music. In 1980-81 he trained as a going to professor in the University or college of California, Santa Cruz. From then on he started to spend a growing timeframe in the us. He was the Copland Colloquium Fellow at Amherst University in Massachusetts in 1984. He became interested in SONGS and attempted to have the Hilliard Outfit to branch out for the reason that path. That, along with a desire to add feminine voices and take part in the greater theatrical design of efficiency presentation, resulted in his departing the Outfit. In 1990 he shifted to america to become teacher of music on the College or university of California, Davis. He founded Theater of Voices, an ensemble of male and feminine performers, specializing both in early and latest music, and executing in powerful, theatrical stage presentations. Unlike the Hilliard Outfit, it was prepared to add a varying amount of singers, with regards to the demands from the shows. Theater of Voices information solely for Harmonia Mundi USA, which they have released a repertoire which range from twelfth hundred years chant to music of Arvo Pärt, including Litany from the Whale by John Cage, and selecting early American spiritual music, including hymns sung within the “designed note” custom. In 1996 Hillier still left California to become listed on the faculty of Indiana College or university, Bloomington, as movie director of its Early Music Institute. That is an interdisciplinary research program providing undergraduate and graduate levels involving not only the analysis of ancient efficiency practice and musicology, but additionally courses in books, great arts, and middle ages studies in various other departments and institutions from the college or university. Hillier was also conductor of Indiana University’s Pro Arte Performers, its early music choir. In 2003 he became key conductor of Ars Nova Copenhagen, and key conductor and creative director from the Country wide Chamber Choir of Ireland. Hillier provides maintained his energetic career being a vocalist and conductor, showing up frequently in THE UNITED STATES, European countries, and Japan, though he offers relaxed this speed sufficiently to handle his teaching and administrative obligations and to study and create. His books consist of 300 Many years of British Partsongs, Romantic British Partsongs, The Capture Book, and something on Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, and he offers edited of the book of gathered writings of composer Steve Reich. Hillier offers won many awards for recordings. He performs around the Harmonia Mundi, ECM, EMI, Finlandia, and Hyperion brands.

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Full Name Paul Hillier
Profession Singer, Conductor
Education Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Nationality English
Awards Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance, Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Music Groups Theatre of Voices, Hilliard Ensemble
Music Songs Reis glorios, verais lums e clartatz, O Praise the Lord of Heaven, Da Pacem Domine, I Lie: I Lie, An den Wassern zu Babel, The Year Begins to Be Ripe, Quant voi la flor nouvele, Sweetest music softly stealing, Littlemore Tractus, Let tyrants shake their iron rod", Rejoice, o Virgin, Nunc Dimittis, Izhe heruvimi, Who is this that cometh from Edom?, Latvian Bourdon Songs: Rota dziesma, Orthodox Chant: Nyne sily nebesnyia, Cáel and Créde, A la douçor de la bele seson, Nuits, adieux, O Most Holy Maiden Mary, Winter Hymn, Orthodox Chant, Choral Concerto No. 27: Glasom moim ko Gospodu vozzvakh, When Evening's Twilight, Orthodox Chant, Choral Concerto No. 24: Vozvedokh ochi moyi v gory, Orthodox Chant: Plotiyu usnuv, Cantate de la paix, Tribute to Caesar
Albums Da Pacem, Pärt: Creator Spiritus, Litany for the Whale, Baltic Voices 2, Das Berliner Requiem, Officium, Scattered Rhymes, Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion, De Profundis, Carols From the Old & New Worlds, Stimmung (Theatre of Voices feat. director: Paul Hillier), Baltic Runes, The Powers of Heaven, Baltic Voices 3, I Am the True Vine, The Golden Age of Danish Partsongs, The Christmas Story, Rachmaninov: Vespers & Complete All-Night Vigil, A Land of Pure Delight, Sorensen & Ockeghem: Requiem, Bitter Ballads - Ancient and Modern Poetry Sung to Medieval and Traditional Melodies, Monastic Chant - 12th & 13th Century European Sacred Music, Fragments, Cantigas, Byrd: The Masses for 3, 4 & 5 voices, Byrd: The Three Masses, Arvo Pärt: A Tribute, Traditional & Modern Carols, Carols from the Old & New Worlds, Vol. III, Lassus: St. Matthew Passion - Visitatio - Exsultet, Les travailleurs de la mer - Ancient songs from a small island, Monastic Song - 12th Century Monophonic Chant, French Troubadour Songs, Early American Choral Music Vol. 1: Anthems and Fuging Tunes by William Billings, Proensa, Lamentations, Motets, String Music (Theatre of Voices feat. director: Paul Hillier and The King's Noyse feat. director: David Douglass), Toivo Tulev: Songs, A Bridge of Dreams


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