The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) is one of the best-known Estonian music ensembles. The EPCC was founded in 1981 by Tõnu Kaljuste, who was the 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 and introducing it to the world. 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 Norwegian and Australian Chamber Orchestras, 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 and Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and includes a disc of music by Lepo Sumera for BIS.
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