Release of Erki Pärnoja choral album “Anima Mea”
Estonian composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erki Pärnoja releases his first choral album “Anima Mea” on April 3rd both physically on vinyl and CD as well as on streaming platforms.
The premiere, originally planned to be performed on the Easter holidays in 2020, was due to the circumstances postponed to autumn. Pärnoja’s compositions were performed alongside world renown composer Arvo Pärt’s work, forming a concert evening titled “Midnight: Pärt & Pärnoja”. These concerts were attended by a total of 1,500 people at St. John’s Church in Tallinn on two evenings. The recording turned out to be one of the most popular concert recordings on Estonia’s leading classical music radio “Klassikaraadio” last year, despite its late release in November 2020.
The concert recording received finishing touches in the studio and will be released on April 3rd both physically on vinyl and CD as well as on streaming platforms.
Collegium Musicale Chamber Choir
Conductor: Endrik Üksvärav
Soloists: Annely Leinberg, Marie Roos, Lili Kirikal, Kristel Marand, Helina Kuljus, Rasmus Laks, Karl Tipp
Erki Pärnoja – guitars
Filip Leyman – keyboards and percussion
Peedu Kass – keyboards and acoustic bass
Ulrik Ording – drums and percussion
1. Anima Mea
2. Alla Tiibade Varju / Into Wings’ Embrace
3. Isa / Father
4. Koit või Ehakuma / Is it Dawn or Mornings’ Glow
5. Sügav Rahu / Deep Peace
6. Mina tean / I Know