Christmas album by the Grammy award-winning ensembles the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under the renowned conductor Tõnu Kaljuste includes the Estonian-language “Pirita Mass” by Margo Kõlar alongside traditional Christmas carols.
The Estonian composer Margo Kõlar has written the “Pirita Mass” originally as a monophony for services at the Pirita Convent in Tallinn. The piece, which mesmerises with its simple beauty, has given a new touch as a version for choir, organ and chamber orchestra. The mass is accompanied by evergreen Christmas carols.
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Tõnu Kaljuste have given concerts together all over the world, including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Centre, Sydney Opera House, Philharmonie de Paris etc. Their album Arvo Pärt Adam’s Lament (ECM) conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste was awarded the Grammy Award 2014.
The album JÕUL is recommended to listen at a very low volume.