February 10, at 19 pm

Tallinn, Niguliste Church


Cyrillus Kreek (1889–1962)

REQUIEM (1927)

Arranged for chorus and organ by Christopher Bowers-Broadbent

Soloist Tiit Kogerman (tenor)


Christopher Bowers-Broadbent

7WORDS for chorus and organ



Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Organist Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (Great Britain)


Conductor Paul Hillier


Cyrillus Kreek has written Requiem in c for tenor, organ, mixed chorus and orchestra in 1927. In this concert Requiem will be performed in a new version for chorus and organ arranged by Christopher Bowers-Broadbent.

Christopher Bowers-Broadbent is an outstanding British organist and composer whose playing career, since his debut in the Camden Festival in 1966, has taken him all over the world. In the latest chapter in his career, his appearance on many CDs for ECM has brought him widespread recognition. At present Bowers-Broadbent maintains two important posts in London, as Organist and Choirmaster of Gray's Inn, one of the four Inns of Court, and Organist at the West London Synagogue.

Bowers-Broadbent and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir have made close collaboration for years in interpreting Arvo Pärt's music.

"7Words" is a sequence of 13 short pieces based on the liturgy of Good Friday, one of the most important days in the Christian calendar. The main text is of the seven last words of Jesus Christ from the Cross. For centuries these seven sayings have been used as meditation points, especially on Good Friday. These seven movements for solo organ are separated by six movements for chorus, which are written specially for the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.


Tickets: 120.-/80.-