19 th Oslo International Church music festival will take place from 22 -31 March. Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is the festival’s featured composer this year. The festival opens with one of the foremost contemporary choirs, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, in collaboration with The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Kaspars Putniņš. Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum, his beautiful prayer for peace Da pacem Domine and Handel’s work Dixit Dominus are on the program.
Estonian organist Aare-Paul Lattik will also play music of Arvo Pärt and there is a lecture on Arvo Pärt’s music during the festival week.