The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) is one of the best-known music ensembles of Estonia. The EPCC was founded in 1981 by Tõnu Kaljuste, who was its artistic director and chief conductor for twenty years. He was succeeded by Paul Hillier (2001–07) and Daniel Reuss (2008–13) and, in 2014, by Kaspars Putniņš. The choir’s repertoire extends from Gregorian chant and baroque to the music of the 21st century, with a special focus on the work of Estonian composers. Each season the choir gives about 60–70 concerts in Estonia and abroad. The EPCC has collaborated with a number of eminent conductors including Claudio Abbado, Eric Ericson, Neeme Järvi and Gustavo Dudamel, working with leading orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The choir is a welcome guest at prestigious festivals, including the BBC Proms, Aix-en-Provence and the Salzburg Festspiele. A large and acclaimed discography has received awards such as Grammy, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and Gramophone Award. In 2020 the EPCC was named one of the ten best choirs in the world by the BBC Music Magazine.
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