Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

with Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Kaspars Putnins – February 11 – 21, 2021

Program Choices:

Arvo Pärt and Early Music
Arvo Pärt “Solfeggio” – 4’
Josquin des Prez “Ave Maria” – 5’20”
Arvo Pärt “Triodion” – 16’
Tomas Luis de Victoria: excerpts from Tenebrae Responsories – 20’
Arvo Pärt “Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen” – 14’
Arvo Pärt “Nunc dimitis” – 7’

Estonian & American Choral Classics
John Cage “Four2” – 7’
Arvo Pärt “Solfeggio” – 4’
Arvo Pärt “Nunc dimitis” – 7’
David Lang “For Love Is Strong” – 11’20”
Samuel Barber “Agnus Dei” – 8’
Cyrillus Kreek “Bless the Lord, My Soul!” – 2’30”
Cyrillus Kreek “O Lord I Call To Thee” – 2’30”
Cyrillus Kreek “Blessed Is tne Man” – 3’20”
Samuel Barber “Coolin” from “Reincarnations” – 3’30”
Veljo Tormis “Ingrian Evenings” – 15’

A sold-out Carnegie Hall classical choral concert doesn’t happen every day, but when the Estonian choir came to town in June 2014, they created just that. It was a culmination of sorts for these regular visitors to the most prestigious stages in the U.S. and Europe. When the EPCC landed in New York for its first North American tour in 1995, they were known only as the performers on the Grammy-nominated, best-selling CD of fellow-Estonian Arvo Pärt’s austere Te Deum. Ten tours later, they are welcome to sing whatever they like, at the most prestigious stages throughout North America, to a wide circle of fans, and with glowing reviews.

“so wondrously talented a group of singers… The selections and the performances were so fine that they left you feeling like an ingrate, greedily hungry for more.” The New York Times

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