ORATORIO “JONAH”

Thu Jun 07 / 7 PM | St John’s Church, Tallinn |
Fri Jun 08 / 6 PM | St Paul’s Church, Tartu |

The premiere in Estonia of Estonian language version and original orchestration of Rudolf Tobias’s oratorio “Jonah” |

Arete Teemets (soprano)Helen, Lepalaan (mezzo-soprano), Mati Turi (tenor), Taavi Tampuu (baritone), Raiko Raalik (bass) |
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Collegium Musicale, Chamber Choir Voces Musicales |
Ellerhein Girl’s Choir |
Chorus Mysticus: Maria Listra, Kadri Tegelmann, Endrik ÜksvĂ€rav, Tamar Nugis |
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra |
Choirmaster Mai Simson |
Conductor TÔnu Kaljuste |

TĂ”nu Kaljuste: ‘I’ve realised that Rudolf Tobias’s oratorio ‘Joonase lĂ€hetamine’ (‘Jonah’s Commission’), later named „Joonas“(‘Jonah’), is a star creation of Estonian classic music via the Vardo Rumessen’s version. We have not heard how the original score of ‘Jonah’ sounds. I think that as 2018 is the Year of Cultural Heritage, it is in every way suitable for the presenattion of the oratorio’s original.’

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