READING Bach Choir brings music from the Baltic states to Reading Minster in celebration of Arvo
READING Bach Choir brings music from the Baltic states to Reading Minster in celebration of Arvo Part’s 80th birthday year, at 7.30pm next Saturday (April 25).
There was a feeling in 1991 that the national sense of community in Estonia had been kept alive through the culture of singing.
Today there are still mass gatherings of many hundreds or even thousands of people who come together and sing in a collective out–pouring of identity and self–expression.
This After the Victory concert, under conductor Matthew Hamilton, reflects that spirit. During the past 20 years, Estonian Part consolidated his reputation as one of the most significant contemporary composers with a series of magnificent choral works.
He will turn 80 in September and to help celebrate the landmark Reading Bach Choir will perform After the Victory and Summa by Arvo Part, Our Mother’s Names by Vasks, Alleluia by Martinaitis, Lucis Creator by Miskinis, Kleine Karfreitags Motette by Tobias and Our Flags are Wafting in Hope and Grief by Gabriel Jackson.
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