November 4, 2023

Creation of Angel: Ilmatar Choir


Creation of Angel

Ilmatar Choir Concerts Featuring Abeer Al Batal

  • Date: November 4, 2023
  • Time: 8:15 PM
  • Location: Paleiskerk, Paleisstraat 8, The Hague

Experience the Divine Harmony

In the ethereal world where angels tread, a mystical concert awaits. Join us on November 4th, 2023, at the Paleiskerk in The Hague, as Chamber Choir Ilmatar presents ‘Creation of Angel.’ This enchanting performance delves into the celestial realm, where angels, with their sin-free 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

Unlocking the Angel’s Music

Ilmatar Choir will transport you into the heavenly choirs of angels, singing of sinless souls and their tranquil existence. Hear the melodies of divine secrets that descend into the sapphire night and embrace our world. Angels, though awe-inspiring, hold within them the mysteries of the universe, and their music beckons our hearts.

In ‘Creation of Angel,’ Ilmatar brings to life angelic songs from different orders, spheres, and traditions. We journey through the angel’s perspective and the human yearning to witness their celestial melodies. Our repertoire spans Europe and the Middle East, blending exuberant alleluias with serene folk songs from Scandinavia. Eastern traditions are beautifully represented through works by Ukrainian composer Momotenko-Levytsky and Polish composer Penderecki. We also present the monumental piece ‘Die Erste Elegie’ by Finnish composer Rautavaara, inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem of the same name.

Abeer Al Batal: A Voice from the East

Adding a touch of Middle Eastern mystique, the Syrian singer Abeer Al Batal joins our choir. Together, we explore angelic music from ancient religions and cultures, including Assyrian, Islamic, Chaldean, and Arabic traditions. In collaboration with the Culture Unlimited festival, Kamerkoor Ilmatar presents 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
  • And enchanting songs from the Middle East

Join us for an evening of transcendent music, where earthly and celestial realms harmonize. Discover the mystical allure of angels and the diverse tapestry of their melodies. Be part of ‘Creation of Angel’ and experience the divine harmony on November 4th, 2023, at the Paleiskerk. Tickets are available now. Don’t miss this celestial journey.




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Paleiskerk, Paleisstraat 8, The Hague