Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen

Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen: The Kanon of Repentance

Arvo Pärt’s largest a cappella choral work, the Kanon Pokajanen, is a work for our time.

The Eastern Orthodox understanding of repentance is not morose sorrow for the past. Instead it creates optimism for the future: from the Greek metánoia, a change of mind, a fundamental transformation of one’s outlook.

Pärt’s expansive musical meditation on the true meaning of repentance will take your breath away. And give you breath to change your own mind no matter what life brings.

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Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
Kanon Pokajanen (Kanon of Repentance) (1997)

Artists on this Program

Alexander Lingas

Alexander Lingas, music director and founder of Cappella Romana

Alexander Lingas, Music Director of Cappella Romana, is a Reader in Music at City University London and a Fellow of the University of Oxford’s European Humanities Research Centre. He received his Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from the University of British… Read More…



FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2022, 7:30 P.M.


SATURDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2022, 8:00 P.M.

Milwaukie, OR

SUNDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2022, 3:00 P.M.

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