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Concerts/performances in 2002

Date of performance: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 19:30 hrs
Premiere or event: 60th Anniversary Concert of the Latvija State Choir
Performers: Latvija State Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: St. John Church, Riga, Latvia
Works on the programme: Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium Nunquam Habui (40-part motet); Knut Nystedt: Miserere 16-part chorus of mixed voices a cappella Op.14; Gustav Mahler: Die zwei blauen Augen, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen; J.Y. Daniel-Lesur: Le cantique des cantiques.
Sponsor and tickets: Latvija State Choir Tickets are 2.-7. LVL at the Wagner Hall Box Office (Vãgnera str. 4, Riga) and at the Great Guild Box Office (Amatu str. 6)
Promotional Quote: Search in progress

Date of performance: Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 20:00 hrs
Premiere or event: Berlin Philharmonie Concert
Performers: Malin Hartelius:soprano, Anneli Peebo:alto; Daniel Kirch:tenor; Johannes Mannov:bass; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Berlin Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan Straße 1, 10785 Berlin (Tiergarten)
Works on the programme: Arvo Pärt: Orient & Occident (for strings); Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem d-Moll KV626 (for soloists, choir and orchestra);
Sponsor: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin)
Promotional Quote: Mozart trifft Pärt (Mozart meets Pärt): ...interpretiert vom erlesenen Estnischen Philharmonischen Kammerchor, "unerhörten" jungen Solisten und einem Dirigenten, der bestimmt schon in einem früheren Leben als großer Schamane Menschen und Geister verzaubert hat!

Date of performance: Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 20:15 hrs
Premiere or event: World Premiere of complete cycle
Performers: Netherlands Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Jurriaanse Zaal, De Doelen, Rotterdam tel 010-217-17-17
Works on the programme: Joep Franssens: Harmony of the Spheres (1994-2001) World Premiere of the complete cycle.
Sponsor & tickets: Netherlands Chamber Choir Euro 16,00/Euro 12,00 CJP/65+/Rotterdampas
Promotional Quote: Search in progress

Date(s) of performance: Thursday, November 7, 2002 at 20:00 hrs
Premiere or event: Closing Concert of the Arvo Pärt Festival in Denmark & Danish Premieres
Performers: Danish Radio Choir / Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Works on the programme: Arvo Pärt: Ein Wallfahrtslied (for strings and male choir), Orient & Occident (for strings), Cecilia vergine romana (for choir and orchestra), Te Deum (for choir, strings, piano and tape). [Please note that there may be some listings on the internet with an earlier programme which originally had Silouans Song & Trisagion as the concert opening works]
Sponsor: Danish Radio & Music Around 235, 195, 155, 115 DKK
Promotional Quote: The concert is preceded by an introduction with the composer Arvo Pärt at 19:00 which is free of charge to all concert ticket holders.

Date(s) of performance: Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 16:00 hrs
Premiere or event: Opening Concert of the Arvo Pärt Festival in Denmark & Danish Premiere
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Garnisons Kirke, Sankt Annæ Plads 4, Copenhagen, Denmark
Work on the programme: Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen
Sponsor & Tickets: Danish Radio & Music Around 100DKK
Promotional Quote: Search in progress

Date(s) of performance: Tuesday October 8, Thursday October 10, & Sunday October 13, 2002
Premiere or event: Estonian Tour and recording preparation
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tallinn Chamber Orchestra / Tõnu Kaljuste
Location: Kuusalu Church, Kuusalu, Estonia (Oct. 8, 2002); Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu, Estonia (Oct. 10, 2002); Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia (Oct. 13, 2002)
Works on the programme: Antonio Vivaldi: Magnificat RV610, Credo RV591, Gloria RV589, Kyrie a due cori RV587
Sponsor: Estonian Concert Organization "Eesti Kontsert"
Promotional material: See the poster advertising this tour in Estonian or in English.

Date(s) of performance: July - August 2002 (research in progress for details)
Premiere or event: World Youth Choir 2002
Performers: World Youth Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste
Locations: Research in progress
Works on the programme: Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium; Gustav Mahler: Die Zwei Blauen Augen, Ich bin der Welt abhanden; Knut Nystedt: Miserere; Arvo Pärt: ...which was the son of...; Veljo Tormis: Ingrian Evenings; Moses Hogan: Elijah Rock; Benjamin Britten: Concord.
Sponsor: International Federation of Choral Music, Jeunesses Musicales International, Europa Cantat and the World Choral Music Symposium 2002.
Promotional material: See many sets of rehearsal photos by photographer Prof. Michael J. Anderson of the World Youth Choir 2002 at their website here.