Saturday, 22.03.2008 at 19:00
St Elizabeth's Church, Pärnu
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata No 21 "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis" BWV 21
Easter Oratorio BWV 249
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Maarja Kukk (soprano)
Iris Oja (alto)
Mati Turi (tenor)
Uku Joller (bass)
Conductor Daniel Reuss (Netherlands)
Since September 2008 a Dutch conductor Daniel Reuss becomes the artistic director and chief conductor of the EPCC. He has conducted many outstanding choirs and orchestras in Europe - Cappella Amsterdam, RIAS Kammerkoor, Concertgebouw Kammerorkester, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, Schönberg Ensemble, Hollandi Raadio Koor, Collegium Vocale Gent etc. In 2007 he debuted in English National Opera.
In the Christian world it is customary to start celebrating Easter already on Holy Saturday after sunset. At the Pärnu concert the first cantata commemorates Christ's suffering and death on the cross with jubilation at his resurrection in the last chorus, only to culminate with Easter Oratorio – the oratorio of resurrection.
The concert is produced by: Eesti Kontsert