Estonian Arvo Pärt is the most-performed classical composer of the last decade. His idiosyncratic minimalist style is sometimes described as being influenced by medieval music or Gregorian chant, but he ultimately has a very distinct voice of his own. This concert features choral works composed between 1976 and 2003 which invite the listener to enjoy a soundscape of Pärt’s evolving musical style. This music is best experienced live, and we look forward to sharing a memorable evening with our audience.
With Christina Hutten, organ
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Organist and harpsichordist Christina Hutten has presented recitals in Canada, the United States, and Europe, including performances in concert series hosted by the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, the Hooglandsekerk in Leiden, Early Music Vancouver, the Universities of British Columbia and Calgary, and others. She performs regularly with Pacific Baroque Orchestra and has appeared as concerto soloist with the Okanagan Symphony, the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, and the Arizona State University Chamber Orchestra. Christina is also an enthusiastic teacher. She coaches and coordinates the early music ensembles at the University of British Columbia and has given masterclasses and workshops at institutions including the Victoria Baroque Summer Program, Brandon University, the University of Manitoba, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada’s National Music Centre in Calgary, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Funded by a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she pursued organ studies in Europe with Francesco Cera, François Espinasse, and Bernard Winsemius. Christina obtained a Master’s degree in Organ Performance from Arizona State University under the direction of Kimberly Marshall and an Advanced Certificate in Harpsichord Performance from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Charlotte Nediger. She is now a Doctoral candidate in musicology at UBC.
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An den Wassern zu Babel saßen wir und weinten (1976/1984)
Salve Regina (2001)
Annum per annum (1980)
Most Holy Mother of God (2003)
Which Was the Son of … (2000)
Nunc dimittis (2001)