November 11, 2023

Creation of Angel: Ilmatar Choir

Creation of Angel

Ilmatar Choir Concert Featuring Abeer Al Batal

Date: November 11, 2023

Time: 8:15 PM

Location: Paleiskerk, Paleisstraat 8, The Hague

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‘Creation of Angel’

Experience the Divine Harmony

Embark on a captivating journey into the mystical realm of angels and timeless traditions. Join us on November 11, 2023, at the Paleiskerk in The Hague, as Chamber Choir Ilmatar presents ‘Creation of Angel.’ This mesmerizing performance transports you to a celestial world where angels, with their sinless souls, reside in eternal peace.

“Angels, it is said, often do not know whether they walk among the living or the dead. The eternal stream carries all ages along with it in both areas and drowns them out in both.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Unveiling the Melodies of Angels

Ilmatar Choir extends a heartfelt invitation to experience the heavenly choirs of angels, harmonizing the songs of sinless souls and their serene existence. Listen as the melodies of divine secrets descend into the sapphire night, embracing our earthly realm. Angels, both awe-inspiring and enigmatic, bear the enigma of the universe in their music, which resonates with our hearts.

In ‘Creation of Angel,’ Ilmatar breathes life into angelic songs sourced from diverse orders, spheres, and traditions. The journey unveils the perspective of angels and the human desire to encounter their celestial melodies. Our repertoire spans Europe and the Middle East, weaving exuberant alleluias with tranquil folk songs from Scandinavia. The Eastern traditions echo through the compositions of Ukrainian composer Momotenko-Levytsky and Polish composer Penderecki. The monumental ‘Die Erste Elegie’ by Finnish composer Rautavaara, inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem of the same name, graces the performance.

Abeer Al Batal: A Voice from the East

Adding an enchanting touch of Middle Eastern mystique, Syrian singer Abeer Al Batal joins our choir. Together, we explore angelic music from ancient religions and cultures, encompassing Assyrian, Islamic, Chaldean, and Arabic traditions. In collaboration with the Culture Unlimited festival, Kamerkoor Ilmatar creates a harmonious fusion of voices from the East and the West.

Featured Compositions:

  • Tina Andersson – The Angel
  • Patricia van Ness – The Nine Orders of the Angels (parts II, VIII, and IX)
  • Folk song from Gotland – Allt under himmelens fäste
  • Alfred Momotenko-Levytsky – Angelov Tvorche
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara – Die Erste Elegie
  • Krzysztof Penderecki – Izhe xeruvimy
  • Arvo Pärt – Alleluia-Tropus
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – Denn er hat seinen Engel befohlen über dir
  • Judith Weir – My Guardian Angel
  • Folk song from Sweden – Som stjärnan uppå himmelen så klar
  • Enchanting songs from the Middle East

Join Us for a Transcendent Evening

Immerse yourself in an evening of transcendent music, where the earthly and celestial realms converge in harmony. Discover the mystical allure of angels and the diverse tapestry of their melodies. Be part of the ‘Creation of Angel’ and experience divine harmony on November 11, 2023, at 8:15 PM, Paleiskerk, The Hague. Tickets are available now. Don’t miss this celestial journey.






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Paleiskerk, Paleisstraat 8, The Hague