Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) was founded in 1981 by Tõnu Kaljuste, who acted as artistic director and chief conductor for twenty years. From 2001-2007, Paul Hillier succeeded him, until Daniel Reuss took over in 2008. Over the years, the choir has established its reputation as one of the world's leading choral ensembles. Its repertoire extends from Gregorian chant to late Baroque and twentieth-century music, with a special emphasis on Estonian composers (Pärt, Tormis, Tüür, Grigoryeva, Tulev, Kõrvits, Tulve). The choir performs 60-70 concerts per season in Estonia and abroad.

The EPCC has worked with a number of acclaimed orchestras and conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Helmuth Rilling, Eric Ericson, Ward Swingle, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Nikolai Alekseyev, Andrew Lawrence-King, Roland Böer, Frieder Bernius, Stephen Layton and Marc Minkowski. It has performed at such music festivals as the BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival, Abu Gosh Music Festival, Moscow Easter Festival, Musikfest Bremen, Salzburg Mozartwoche and Festival Aix-en-Provence. The choir has made numerous acclaimed recordings, with one Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance and eight nominations.

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Tõnu Kõrvits

You are Light and Morning (Sei la luce e il mattino)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra

Risto Joost, conductor

ODE 1363-2

Released 10/2020

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Franz Liszt

Via Crucis

Arvo Pärt

Sacred Choral Works

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Kalle Randalu, piano

Kaspars Putnins, conductor

ODE 1337-2

Released 09/2019

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Robert Schumann

Adventlied, Op. 71 (World première recording)

Ballade vom Pagen und der Königstochter, Op. 140

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata 105, version by Robert Schumann

Carolyn Sampson, soprano

Benno Schachtner, countertenor

Werner Güra, tenor

Cornelius Uhle, bass

Jonathan Sells, bass

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Helsinki Baroque Orchestra

Aapo Häkkinen, conductor

ODE 1312-2

Released 05/2018

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Tõnu Kõrvits

Moorland Elegies

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra

Risto Joost, conductor

ODE 1306-2

Released 04/2017

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