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Estonian Philharmonic ChoirChoral performance is a binding thread in Estonia’s tapestry of cultural and political history. Laulupidu—an amateur choral event in Tallinn, Estonia, that draws more than 25,000 singers—had its formative roots in Estonia’s 19th-century crusade toward self-government. More than a century later, the Singing Revolution’s choral protests helped the nation regain independence from the Soviet Union. Founded in 1981 by Tõnu Kaljuste and now conducted by Daniel Reuss, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is a premier ensemble formed from this proud tradition. With voices of almost otherworldly intonation and gravitas, the powerhouse group has earned a Grammy® award and many nominations for its pristine and evocative recordings on the ECM, Harmonia Mundi, and Virgin labels, and has been lauded during its frequent and extensive tours through Europe, Canada, Japan, and the United States. Its Purdue program will center upon works from the highly celebrated Estonian composers Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Cyrillus Kreek, and Mart Saar, along with a work by Ukrainian composer Galina Grigorjeva. This program of sacred and liturgical works will be especially well-suited to the resonant acoustics of the St. Thomas Aquinas sanctuary.

PROGRAM NOTES

ESTONIAN PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

SINGLE

PICK5

GROUP

General Public

$20

$17

$17

Student/Child

$15

$13

$13

Sr. Citizen (62+)

$20

$16

$17

How to buy:

IN PERSON: Purdue campus box office in Elliott Hall of Music.
BY PHONE: 494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW
BY MAIL: Order form (PDF)
ONLINE: convocations.org/tickets