Arvo Pärt: The Sound of the Sacred

November 12, 2018
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
980 Park Avenue
New York, NY 100

The Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s Seminary is helping to present another beautiful concert featuring the music of the great Estonian composer. In partnership with Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, we are pleased to present Arvo Pärt: The Sound of the Sacred Monday, November 12 at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City.

The concert will feature some of the leading performers of Arvo Pärt's music in the world, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste. The all-Pärt program will include two major compositions inspired by St. Silouan of Mount Athos, as well as a new setting of the Prayer from the Kanon of Repentance that will be performed for the first time in the United States.

As part of the evening, in view of the musical tribute to St. Silouan’s legacy, the Arvo Pärt Project has invited Elder Zacharias of Essex—one of the living elders of the Orthodox Church—to take part in a pre-concert lecture on St. Silouan and repentance in the music of Arvo Pärt. Fr. Zacharias is a disciple of St. Silouan’s own disciple Elder Sophrony, and is a monk in the community founded by Elder Sophrony, the Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England. The pre-concert lecture will begin at 6:45 p.m. in Wallace Hall, below the main level of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola.

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