Church Holidays in the Land of Mary. AGNUS DEI
agency Corelli Music continues to offer moving musical experiences in
the 10-year-old concert series „Church Holidays in the Land of Mary“.
Lent concerts AD 2016 are dedicated to the sad memories of the bombing
of Tartu, Narva and Tallinn in March 1944.
„Church Holidays in the Land of Mary“ – Lent
MEMORIAL CONCERTS OF MARCH BOMBING
Sun, March 6th at 4pm in Narva Hermann Castle (Peterburi mnt 2), free entrance!
Soloist countertenor IVO POSTI
Baroque ensemble CORELLI CONSORT on period instruments:
Mail Sildos (baroque violin), Tõnu Jõesaar (viola da gamba), Peeter Sarapuu (baroque bassoon), Imbi Tarum (harpsichord)
„Agnus Dei“ – most beautiful baroque arias for countertenor, sonatas
and trio sonatas by great boruqe masters in the spirits of Lent and
Passion time (Bach, Vivaldi, Purcell, Telemann, Boismortier, a.o.).
Concert agency Corelli Music continues presenting beautiful thematic music of the church year in the concert series „Church Holidays in the Land of Mary“. This time the focus is on Lent season, starting from February 10th and ending on March 20th – beginning of Holy Week and Palm Sunday. Time of Lent is time for contemplation and remembering those who have suffered in vain. The AGNUS DEI concerts in March coincide with bombing of Estonia in World War II. In 1942-1944 many cities of the Land of Mary were heavily damaged and many innocent people killed. The worst were March bombing nights of 1944 in Narva (March 6-7), Tallinn (March 9-10) and Tartu (March 25-26). Architectural pearls like the old baroque town of Narva, Stone bridge and theater Vanemuine of Tartu, parts of Tallinn old town and city center were destroyed beyond repair. |
At commemoration concerts of March bombing Ivo Posti – a countertenor with a mystical voice – will perform together with the baroque ensemble Corelli Consort on period instruments. They will perform baroque masterpieces, such as „Agnus Dei“ from Bach’s Mass in B minor, arias from St. Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi „Stabat Mater“, a.o. In addition to vocal music appropriate Passion time instrumental pieces will be performed. Memorial concerts are supported by Narva and Tartu City Government, SA Museum of Narva, Tallinn Culture and Heritage Department, Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Corelli Club of Mécènes. That is why the concert in Narva is for free and ticket prices are low in Tallinn and Tartu.