The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir has become the only professional choir from overseas to tour the U.S. on a regular basis, thanks to its unique repertoire, distinctive sound and high performance standard. They are best known for their recordings of the works of fellow-countryman Arvo Pärt, who is the most popular living classical composer worldwide.
“So wondrously talented a group of singers… The selections and the performances were so fine that they left you feeling like an ingrate, greedily hungry for more.” -The New York Times
The Arvo Pärt Project, now part of the Institute of Sacred Arts at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, has celebrated and explored the music of the great Estonian composer since 2012. Since 2014 the Project has been at the heart of major Arvo Pärt events at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other venues, especially the Church of St Ignatius Loyola, with whom the Project has collaborated for many years. Founding director Dr. Peter Bouteneff has authored several major books and essays about the composer, and serves on the Artistic Advisory Board of the Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa, Estonia.