January 5, 2019

Arvo Pärt & JS Bach – National Tour February 2019

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir joins the Australian Chamber Orchestra in a celebration of Bach and Arvo Pärt.

Arvo Pärt Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney, Sat 2 Feb, 7pm
  • Sydney, Sun 3 Feb, 2pm (Sydney Opera House)
  • Sydney, Tue 5 Feb, 8pm
  • Sydney, Wed 6 Feb, 7pm
  • Canberra, Sat 9 Feb, 8pm
  • Melbourne, Sun 10 Feb, 2.30pm
  • Melbourne, Mon 11 Feb, 7.30pm
  • Adelaide, Tue 12 Feb, 7.30pm
  • Perth, Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pm

From the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Richard Tognetti opens our 2019 Season with a program that will reach celestial heights. The famed Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir joins us in a celebration of Bach and Arvo Pärt. Ethereal and otherworldly, this is music by two towering composers searching for the very core of human meaning.


Bach’s sublime Lutheran motets interleave with Pärt’s mystical explorations of the Orthodox faith, before reaching the climax of the program: Pärt’s Berliner Messe.


Fellow Estonian Galina Grigorjeva’s In Paradisum, with its joyous call on the angels to lead souls into heaven, leads our own program into paradise, while Peter Sculthorpe’s Djilile, inspired by Indigenous song, makes a resonant Australian introduction to Pärt’s luminous Messe.

Buy tickets from the Australian Chamber Orchestra website.

Preview the music

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