Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is one of the most renowned chamber choirs in the world. It was founded in 1981 by Tõnu Kaljuste, who was the principal conductor and artistic director of the choir for almost 20 years. In 2001–2007, the position was held by Paul Hillier and since 2008 Daniel Reuss has been the chief conductor and artistic director.
The repertoire of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir ranges from the Gregorian chant to Baroque and 20th century music.
The choir has had concert tours in Europe, America, Canada, Australia and Japan. They continue to cooperate with renowned conductors and have recorded numerous CDs. The music of Veljo Tormis and Arvo Pärt plays a special role in the choir’s activities, as their compositions have been used to compile whole concert programmes and recording for ECM Records, Virgin Classics, Carus Verlag and Harmonia Mundi. With conductor Paul Hillier, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir won the Grammy Award for the best choir performance with the recording of Arvo Pärt’s CD Da Pacem. In 2013 CD „Arvo Pärt. Adam’s Lament“ (ECM, 2012) on participation by Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste was awarded the Grammy Award for the best choral performance.
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