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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Main Stage

The world-renowned chamber choir returns to Toronto with music by Arvo Pärt, Palestrina, and a world-premiere by Canadian composer Omar Daniel.

Led by its founder Tõnu Kaljuste, The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) is in the top rank of the world’s greatest vocal ensembles, famous as the foremost interpreters of music by their beloved countryman Arvo Pärt. Their program includes Pärt favourites like Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis, Dopo la Vittoria and Kanon Pokajanen, as well as works by another great spiritualist of centuries past, Palestrina, including three selections of his Offertorium.

The concert takes place in the majestic and acoustically superb setting of St. Paul’s Basilica, adding depth to an evening of reverence and magic. On previous visits to Soundstreams, Tõnu Kaljuste and the EPCC have premiered several Canadian works, and this year is no exception with the world premiere of a new work by Estonian/Canadian composer Omar Daniel, based on the sonnet “Antarktos” by H. P. Lovecraft.

Returning to Toronto for the sixth time since 2000 under Soundstreams auspices, EPCC concerts usually sell out, so don’t miss your chance to experience this deeply-fulfilling international collaboration!