Arvo Pärt & JS Bach - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Arvo Pärt & JS Bach

2 - 13 February 2019


Richard Tognetti Director
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Australian Chamber Orchestra


ARVO PÄRT Da pacem Domine
BACH Komm, Jesu, komm
BACH Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
ARVO PÄRT Toccata from Collage on B-A-C-H
BACH Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
BACH Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
ARVO PÄRT Berliner Messe

Richard Tognetti opens our 2019 Season with a program that will reach celestial heights. The famed Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir joins us 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 our 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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Adelaide Town Hall, with Anna Melville
Tue 12 Feb 6.45pm


Llewellyn Hall, with Anna Melville
Sat 9 Feb 7.15pm


Arts Centre Melbourne, with Anna Melville
Sun 10 Feb 1.45pm
Mon 11 Feb 6.45pm


Perth Concert Hall, with Anna Melville
Wed 13 Feb 6.45pm


City Recital Hall, with Anna Melville
Sat 2 Feb 6.15pm
Tue 5 Feb 7.15pm
Wed 6 Feb 6.15pm

Sydney Opera House, with Anna Melville
Sun 3 Feb 1.15pm