“Orthodox priests in black robes and conical caps rubbed shoulders with pop stars and actors, including Björk, Antony Hegarty and Keanu Reeves, at Carnegie Hall on Saturday at a sold-out concert of music by Arvo Pärt. No other living composer has so fervent a following or such a diverse group of fans.” —The New York Times
The artistic team who started it all — founding director Tõnu Kaljuste, The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra — return to Royce Hall to further explore their unique repertoire with Arvo Pärt’s powerful Adam’s Lament and a wide array of other works.
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is one of the best-known choirs in the world. Their repertoire extends from Gregorian chant to the music of the 21st century, with a special focus on introducing the work of Estonian composers to the rest of the world. While their concerts feature a wide range of choral works from Renaissance polyphony to the Romantic period, their foremost goal has always been to promote outstanding new choral music.
Comprised of 26 singers, the choir was described by The Guardian as “sublime...the balance between the voices...the sense of phrasing and...timings were perfectly judged to let the sound fill and fade naturally.”
Funds provided by Ginny Mancini and the Merle & Peter Mullin Endowment for the Performing Arts.
Photo Credit: Kaupo Kikkas