Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Best Christmas Music

A few weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of attending a concert by The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & The Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. The program was as follows:
Arvo Part - Walfahrtslied
Erkki-Sven Tuur - Requiem
Arvo Part - Da Pacem
Arvo Part - L'Abbe Agathon
Antonio Vivaldi - Beatus vir, RV 597 for two choirs and two orchestras
Both the choir and orchestra were in fine tune. Tonu Kaljuste able to direct them with the greatest range of dynamics and expression.
For an encore we were treated to what I believe is the best Christmas Music for 2008:
May Jesus, Thee Be Praised
from Tonu Korvits's Kreek's Notebook
A stunning and uplifting end to one of the most important and beautiful concerts of the season.

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