The guest conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is a young Dutch conductor Peter Dijkstra, who conducts a Christmas programme including the pieces by Bruckner, Brahms, Buchenberg, Pärt, Calvisius and Bach. Participating Vambola Krigul (vibraphone), Ene Salumäe (organ) and Tõnu Jõesaar (cello).


6.12 at 19.00 St John’s Church, Tallinn    

7.12 at 19.00 St John’s Church, Tartu

8.12 at 19.00 Elizabeth‘s Church, Pärnu


Peter Dijkstra, born in the Netherlands, started his international career in 2003 after the winning of the first prize at the Eric Ericson Competition in Stockholm. Dijkstra now works on a regular basis with choirs such as the Netherlands Chamber Choir, RIAS Chamberchoir Berlin and the Netherlands Radiochoir. There he displays a control of a broad repertoire, from early music to premiers of newly composed works. But he is also an appreciated guest with outstanding orchestras like the Munich Radio Orchestra, the North Netherlands Philharmonic and the Bochum Symphonic Orchestra. Future engagements are with the Danish National Choir and Collegium Vocale Gent.

In September 2005 he is appointed artistic director of the Choir of the Bavarian Radio in Munich. He has also recently been appointed first guest conductor of the Nederlands Kamerkoor and the Swedish Radio Choir. In the Netherlands he’s artistic leader of vocal ensemble MUSA, a mixed choir based in Utrecht, and vocal ensemble The Gents in Holland.


The concert is produced by: Eesti Kontsert