The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

The Estonian American National Council, Inc. (EANC) is thrilled to announce the upcoming North American tour of The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC). Renowned as one of the most distinguished Estonian music ensembles globally, EPCC has captivated audiences since its inception in 1981 under the visionary leadership of Tõnu Kaljuste. Over the years, the choir has continued to enchant listeners under the batons of notable conductors such as Paul Hillier, Daniel Reuss, and Kaspars Putniņš. As of August 2021, Tõnu Kaljuste has once again assumed the role of artistic director and chief conductor. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the unparalleled artistry of EPCC as they embark on a musical journey across North America.

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir North America Tour Schedule

Thursday, 01.02.2024 at 20:00
St Ignatius Loyola Church
New York, USA

Saturday, 03.02.2024 at 20:00
St. Paul’s Basilica
Toronto, Canada

Tuesday, 06.02.2024 at 19:00
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown
Washington DC, USA

Thursday, 08.02.2024 at 19:30
Episcopal Cathedral
Philadelphia, USA

Tõnu Kaljuste is a world-renowned choir and orchestra conductor. His most historic achievement to date is the Grammy for Best Choral Performance for the Arvo Pärt album Adam’s Lament in 2014. Read more...

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