13 February @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra & Perth Festival ·
Richard Tognetti opens the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 2019 Season with a
program that will reach celestial heights. The famed Estonian Philharmonic
Chamber Choir joins them in a celebration of Bach and Arvo Pärt. Ethereal and
otherworldly, this is music by two towering composers searching for the very core
of human meaning.
Bach’s sublime Lutheran motets interleave with Pärt’s mystical explorations of the
Orthodox faith, before reaching the climax of the program: Pärt’s Berliner Messe.
Fellow Estonian Galina Grigorjeva’s In Paradisum, with its joyous call on the
angels to lead souls into heaven, leads their own program into paradise, while
Peter Sculthorpe’s Djilile, inspired by Indigenous song, makes a resonant
Australian introduction to Pärt’s luminous Messe.
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