Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Saturday, October 29, 2005 晚上八時     St. Dominic's Church     Free admission with tickets

Principal Conductor: Paul Hillier

Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) Magnificat
Nunc Dimittis
Dopo la vittoria
Cyrillus Kreek (1889-1962) Three Psalms (based on Estonian folk songs)
Mart Saar (1882-1963) Two Folksongs:
"Miks sa nutad, tammekene" (Why are you crying, little oak?)
"Vihmaköne, vellekene" (A rain song)
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) Excerpts from All-Night Vigil, op. 37

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir was founded by Tõnu Kaljuste in 1981. The choir has worked with distinguished conductors including Claudio Abbado, Helmut Rilling, Neeme Järvi and Ivan Fisher, among others, and its repertoire ranges from Gregorian chants to late baroque and 20th century music. The choir’s numerous recordings have won acclaim from leading critics all over the world, and have been nominated four times for Grammy Awards.

“Pure and impassioned, astounding choral artists.”
From The Wall Street Journal