The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir participates at the festivalil Spiegel im Spiegel in Moscow to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Estonian Republic.
The programme features Arvo Pärt’s “Kanon pokajanen” (1997), which will be performed at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral in Moscow. “Kanon pokajanen” is based on the canon of repentance, which already appears in the earliest Church Slavonic manuscripts. Arvo Pärt discovered that text many years ago, when he became involved in the tradition of the Russian Orthodox Church and it made a profound impression on him. The composer has said that he had tried to use language as a point of departure. „I wanted the word to be able to find its own sound, to draw its own melodic line. The resulting music is entirely immersed in the particular character of Church Slavonic, a language used exclusively in ecclesiastical texts.” The EPCC has performed this work at meny venues and festivals all over the world.
The concert is produced by Festival Spiegel im Spiegel