Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

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The City of Derry International Choir Festival is thrilled to welcome the Estonian Philharmonic Choir to Derry this November as part of its tenth season of choral celebration.

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) is one of the best-known Estonian music ensembles in the world. The choir was founded in 1981 by Tõnu Kaljuste, who was its artistic director and chief conductor for twenty years, and who has since returned to lead the ensemble for its 2021/22 season.

The repertoire of the choir extends from Gregorian chant and baroque to the music of the 21st century, with a special focus on the work of Estonian composers, such as Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis and Erkki-Sven Tüür, introducing their output to the world.

The Grammy award-winning choir has worked with many outstanding conductors and orchestras, and has performed at the world’s top music festivals and venues. They have recorded their music on several record labels and have been nominated for 16 Grammy awards, winning the Best Choral Performance award twice. In 2020, BBC Music Magazine named EPCC as one of the 10 best choirs in the world.

Programme

Arvo Pärt: Magnificat Nunc dimittis The Deer’s Cry Dopo la vittoria Kanon Pokajanen: Kontakion Prayer After the Canon

Veljo Tormis: Estonian Calendar Songs: Swing Songs Shrovetide Songs St John’s Day Songs Curse upon Iron

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Enjoy code: 279730
Type
Concert
Target groups
Elderly, Adult, Youth
Source
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