Celebrating Arvo Pärt’s 85th Birthday

Arvo Pärt at 85

Happy birthday to one of the world’s most performed composers

As we remember 9/11 today, we also note today is Arvo Pärt’s 85th Birthday. 

In 2017, Cappella Romana mounted the first festival in the US dedicated to the music of Arvo Pärt. Here’s an interview Alexander Lingas gave just before the festival.

Here, listen to Pärt’s iconic setting of the Magnificat, performed by our wonderful colleagues from the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, directed by Paul Hillier, who was an early guest conductor of Cappella Romana in the 1990s.