5 April. The Estonian Philharmonic Choir sings at the Istituzione Universitario dei Concerti.
The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, which has a special association with Avro Pärt, sings Rachmaninov's Vespri (or All-Night Vigil) , the second of his two major choral works, composed in 1915 and inspired by Russian Orthodox all-night vigil ceremony. Its fifth movement (the Nunc Dimitis) was sung at Rachmaninov's funeral in Beverley Hills in 1943. The Estonian choir which has has won the Grammy Award for best choral perfomance twice, in 2007 with Pärt's Da Pacem and in 2014 with Pärt's Adam's Lament, is conducted by Kaspars Putnins. Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, www.concertiiuc.it.