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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Tõnu Kaljuste founded the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in 1981 as a specialist successor to his dad Heino Kaljuste’s beginner chamber choir Ellerhein. Younger Kaljuste nurtured the ensemble as its primary conductor and creative director for twenty years, concentrating the group’s applications and recordings on music by Estonian composers, mainly Arvo Pärt and Veljo Tormis, although its complete repertoire runs from Gregorian chant and gems from the Baroque and Classical intervals to modern compositions. The EPCC gained the top award on the 1991 Takarazuka Chamber Choir Competition in Japan and received its initial Grammy nomination 2 yrs afterwards for Te Deum. Under Paul Hillier (2001-2007), the ensemble’s popularity grew more broadly, even while he extended its repertoire. Under his path, it produced an extremely praised group of recordings entitled Baltic Voices and gained a Grammy in 2006 for Da Pacem. It performs and information using the world’s leading conductors and orchestras and provides enjoyed an extended and mutually helpful collaboration using the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. In 2008, Daniel Reuss became the EPCC’s key conductor and creative director. Their initial recording jointly was of Frank Martin’s oratorio Golgotha, released this year 2010.

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