Tour to Russia, Estonia, and Latvia
David Hill, conductor
Arvo Pärt: Passio and Roderick Williams: O Adonai
(All concerts are free; no tickets required.)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Wednesday, June 8 | 7:00 PM
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul (Lutheran)
Thursday, June 9 | 7:00 PM
St. Nicholas Church
Friday, June 10 | 7:00 PM
St. John’s Church
Yale Schola Cantorum is a chamber choir that performs sacred music from the sixteenth century to the present day in concert settings and choral services around the world. It is sponsored by Yale Institute of Sacred Music and conducted by David Hill; Masaaki Suzuki is principal guest conductor.
Open by audition to students from all departments and professional schools across Yale University, the choir has a special interest in historically informed performance practice, often in collaboration with instrumentalists from Juilliard415.
Schola was founded in 2003 by Simon Carrington, and has worked with a host of internationally renowned conductors, including Simon Halsey, Paul Hillier, Stephen Layton, Sir Neville Marriner, Nicholas McGegan, James O’Donnell, Stefan Parkman, Krzysztof Penderecki, Helmuth Rilling, and Dale Warland.
In addition to performing regularly in New Haven and New York, the ensemble records and tours nationally and internationally. Schola’s recordings appear on the Delos, Gothic, and Naxos labels. On tour, Schola Cantorum has given performances in England, Hungary, France, China, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Japan, and Singapore. The ensemble will tour St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Estonia; and Riga, Latvia in the spring of 2016 and will tour to India in 2017.