St. Nicholas’ Church
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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Indrek Vau (trumpet)
Conductor Kaspars Putniņš
Choirmaster Heli Jürgenson
Lukáš Borzík (b. 1979, Slovakia) / Text: Credo
“Credo” for mixed choir (2012/2018)
Helena Tulve (b. 1972, Estonia) / Text: Paul Celan, Hilde Domin
“Nächtliche Gesänge” / “Nocturnal Songs” for choir (2019, premiere)
Thomas Simaku (b. 1958, United Kingdom) / Text: Sappho / Salvatore Quasimodo
“La leggiadra luna” for mixed choir (2017, Estonian premiere)
Toivo Tulev (b. 1958, Estonia)
“Ek het jou lief” (2019, premiere)
Wim Henderickx (b. 1962, Belgium) / Text: Jigme Lingpa, Hildegard von Bingen, Rumi
“Blossomings. Three Prayers for a Better World” for choir and trumpet (2016)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) is one of the best-known Estonian music groups in the world. The repertoire of the choir extends from Gregorian chant and baroque to the music of the 21th century, ever special focus on the work of Estonian composers (Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Galina Grigoryeva, Toivo Tulev, Tõnu Kõrvits, Helena Tulve) and introducing it to the world. Each season the choir gives about 60–70 concerts in Estonia and abroad.
EPCC recordings have won twice Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance: in 2007 for the album “Arvo Pärt. Da Pacem” with the conductor Paul Hillier (Harmonia Mundi) and “Arvo Pärt. Adam’s Lament” with the conductor Tõnu Kaljuste (ECM).
Kaspars Putniņš is the artistic director and chief conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir since the 2014–2015 season. He has been the conductor of the Latvian Radio Choir since 1992. In 1994, he formed the Latvian Radio Chamber Singers, an ensemble of soloists formed from the members of Latvian Radio Choir. Putniņš was the artistic director and chief conductor of the Estonian National Male Choir in 2005–2008. He appears regularly as a guest conductor with the leading European choirs such as the BBC Singers, RIAS Kammerchor, Collegium Vocale Gent, Flamish Radio Choir, to name just a few. While Putniņš work encompasses a wide range of choral repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to works of the Romantic period, his main goal has always been to promote contemporary choral music. This new repertoire challenges and develops the abilities of his performers and takes their vocal sounds to entirely uncharted territories.
In collaboration with Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir