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Arvo Pärt: An Estonian Vespers

On the eve of Estonian Independence Day, The Carice Singers present a beautiful candlelit concert celebrating Estonian music and the profound spirituality of one of the world’s greatest living composers, Arvo Pärt.

Arvo Pärt: An Estonian Vespers
Arvo Pärt: An Estonian Vespers

Time & Location

Feb 23, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, UK

About the Event

The Carice Singers

George Parris Director


Arvo Pärt – O Holy Father Nicholas (London premiere) 

Ester Mägi – Siin mu rõõmumaa (Here is the land of my joy) 

Arvo Pärt – Nunc Dimittis 

Evelin Seppar – Psalm 129 

Arvo Pärt – The Deer’s Cry 

Galina Grigorjeva – Vespers 

Galina Grigorjeva – In Paradisum

Located on a faultline in European history, the “singing nation” of Estonia has drawn for centuries on the indomitable spirit of its people, and an unquenchable passion for music. Some of its composers, like Arvo Pärt, have won global reputation; others, such as the Ukraine-trained Galina Grigorjeva, are only starting to receive their due in the west. On the eve of Estonia’s Independence Day, the Carice Singers explore the soul of a distinctive and potent musical culture – including a rare UK performance of Grigorjeva’s haunting Vespers, and the first London performance of the brand-new O Holy Father Nicolas by Arvo Pärt, composed for the reopening of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church which was destroyed during the terrorist attacks of September 11.

Duration: 90 minutes without interval

Nearest stations: Charring Cross/Leicester Square

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