The concert is produced by the Sagra Musicale Umbra festival.
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is well-known abroad for its interpretations of Arvo Pärt's music. This time the programme combines masterpieces by two geniuses of different periods, Johann Sebastian Bach and Arvo Pärt. Their music is performed together with the festival orchestra at the Sagra Musicale Umbra in San Pietro Cathedral, Perugia.
Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe
Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnficat BWV 243
Arvo Pärt: Magnificat
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Perugia Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Filippo Maria Bressan
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is Estonia’s best-known professional music group abroad. Its repertoire ranges from Gregorian Chant to the 21st century music, focusing on Estonian music (Veljo Tormis, Arvo Pärt etc).
The choir gives 60-70 concerts per season and tours regularly in Europe and the United States, giving concerts at such famous venues as the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Wiener Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. The EPCC has worked with famous conductors and orchestras including Claudio Abbado, Marc Minkowski, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Salzburg Camerata, the Philip Glass Ensemble, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
The EPCC recordings (for the ECM, Carus, and Harmonia Mundi labels) have won several prizes including two Grammy Awards. The EPCC was founded in 1981 by Tõnu Kaljuste, who was followed by Paul Hillier and Daniel Reuss. Since 2014 the chief conductor has been Kaspars Putniņš.
San Pietro Cathedral
Borgo XX Giugno, 92, 06121 Perugia, Italy