The concert program includes music from Orthodox monasteries and beautiful Christmas carols. The ensemble performs ancient Russian, Greek, as well as very rare 4th century Syrian Christmas music performed in Aramaic (the language of Jesus Christ). At the concert you can also listen to the spiritual creations of contemporary composers, including Estonian composers, and Christmas folk songs.
The Orthodox Singers ensemble, which consists of professional musicians, has been active for more than 31 years. Their repertoire consists mainly of early Orthodox church songs, but in recent years they have enriched it with works by contemporary Estonian and Russian composers that follow ancient Orthodox traditions. The ensemble’s manner of performance is characterized by complete immersion in every word of scripture, impeccable vocal technique and sense of style. Critics have repeatedly highlighted the ensemble’s supernatural ability to maintain the unity of form during performance, while at the same time achieving an extremely dynamic piano, best described by the phrase “sound melts”. The ensemble consists of professional musicians and is dedicated to Orthodox church singing, which can rarely be heard in the concert hall. The ensemble’s creator, conductor and artistic director is Valeri Petrov, who has received the prestigious annual award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment’s Sound Art Endowment this year.
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