5 September 6pm, Kärdla Church of St John the Baptist (Kärdla Püha Ristija Johannese kirik)


Ensemble Vox Clamantis
Conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve

Arvo Pärt

- And I heard a voice …
- Habitare fratres in unum
- Alleluia-Tropus
- Kleine Litanei
- Which was the Son of …
- The Deer’s Cry
- Morning Star
- Virgencita

Cyrillus Kreek

- The sun will not harm you … David's psalm No. 121
- I call to you, Lord ... David's psalm No. 141
- By the rivers of Babylon ... David's psalm No. 137
- Praise the Lord, my soul ... David's psalm No. 104

Helena Tulve

- I am a River

Ensemble Vox Clamantis dedicates the concert to three composers. Together with Arvo Pärt are perfomed the pieces by Cyrillus Kreek, celebrating the latter's 130th birth anniversary. The two composers' choral works inspired by holy Christian texts leave also space for Tulve´s mixed choir opus based on the texts of Sufi poet Rûmî.

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Arvo Pärt 85

Nargenfestival celebrates Arvo Pärt's 85th birthday with the new, and never heard in Estonia before, version of the composer's several pieces arranged by himself and others. At the opening concert will sound a new version of the work of the early days of tintinnabuli style “If Bach Had Been a Beekeeper …” performed by Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Arranger Tõnis Kõrvits has given a more chamberlike sound to “Cecilia, vergine romana”, a work originally written for a choir and a symphony orchestra. Another part of the festival includes the new arrangements from Raschèr Saxophone Quartet (Germany), who celebrated their 50th anniversary last year. The festival's artistic director Tõnu Kaljuste with Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and British violin soloists Hugo Ticciati and Priya Mitchell will bring to the audience's attention thrilling juxtapositions of Arvo Pärt's and Benjamin Britten's creative works. In addition to that, the composer's pieces will be placed side by side with Tõnu Kõrvits's latest piece by Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. The intertwining of Pärt's and Kreek's choral works will be performed by the ensemble Vox Clamantis conducted by Jaan-Eik Tulve. The anniversary season's highlight will be the traditional Arvo Pärt's birthday concert of the composer's pieces with a soprano soloist, two organs, two choirs and an orchestra.

Time flows better with good music ...