6 September 6pm, Rakvere Trinity Church (Kolmainu kirik)


Chamber Choir Collegium Musicale
Raschèr Saxophone Quartet
Conductor Endrik Üksvärav

Arvo Pärt

- Cantate Domino canticum novum
- Summa
- Veni creator
- I Am the True Vine
- Summa
- Virgencita
- Vater unser
- And I heard a voice ...
- Da pacem Domine

Johann Sebastian Bach

- Canzona, BWV 588
- Contrapunctus 1 and 4 from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

“The uncrowned king of saxophones” alias Raschèr Saxophone Quartet with the chamber choir Collegium Musicale invite the audience to listen to Arvo Pärt's music in new arrangements. Many music pieces sound in a unique way when performed by a saxophone quartet and a choir. The ensemble has already arranged, performed and recorded Arvo Pärt's works before. The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, celebrating their 50th anniversary last year, has during all this time inspired over 350 composers, who have created and dedicated works to this first class musicians' group. The title piece “Summa” will be performed by both the saxophone quartet as well as the choir.

Tickets sale starts in May 2020.


Arvo Pärt 85

Nargenfestival celebrates Arvo Pärt's 85th birthday with the new, and never heard in Estonia before, version of the composer's several pieces arranged by himself and others. At the opening concert will sound a new version of the work of the early days of tintinnabuli style “If Bach Had Been a Beekeeper …” performed by Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Arranger Tõnis Kõrvits has given a more chamberlike sound to “Cecilia, vergine romana”, a work originally written for a choir and a symphony orchestra. Another part of the festival includes the new arrangements from Raschèr Saxophone Quartet (Germany), who celebrated their 50th anniversary last year. The festival's artistic director Tõnu Kaljuste with Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and British violin soloists Hugo Ticciati and Priya Mitchell will bring to the audience's attention thrilling juxtapositions of Arvo Pärt's and Benjamin Britten's creative works. In addition to that, the composer's pieces will be placed side by side with Tõnu Kõrvits's latest piece by Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. The intertwining of Pärt's and Kreek's choral works will be performed by the ensemble Vox Clamantis conducted by Jaan-Eik Tulve. The anniversary season's highlight will be the traditional Arvo Pärt's birthday concert of the composer's pieces with a soprano soloist, two organs, two choirs and an orchestra.

Time flows better with good music ...