Passion according to St. Luke
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Passion according to St. Luke

Date and time

24 April 2019, Wednesday 19:00

He is called "the light of modern choral music". Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds writes great music in all senses, his works, regardless of genre, breathe in sacredness. "Passion according to St. Luke" occupy a special place in his oeuvre. The music is sumptuous, rich, and powerful, with heroic, picturesque, passionate, and ethereal elements.
On April 24 the Honored Academic Chapel of Ukraine "Trembita" will perform the “Passion according to St. Luke” by Eriks Esenvalds in the Organ Hall.

Eriks Esenvalds - Passion according to St. Luke    
I. Espressivo Crucify him, they all cried
II. Misterioso. Behold the timber of the cross is a carpenter's work
III. Espressivo. And there followed him a great company of people
IV. Adagio. Shema Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu  
V. Espressivo. Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do
VI. Eighth Note = 56. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots
VII. Eighth Note = 69. And the soldiers mocked him, offering him vinegar   
VIII. Cantabile. Does that lamp still burn in my Father's house

Honored Academic Chapel of Ukraine "Trembita"
Concertmaster of the orchestra - Martha Bura
Conductor - Sergiy Yakobchuk

Ēriks Ešenvalds was born in Latvia. He studied at the Latvian Baptist Theological Seminary before obtaining his master's degree in composition from the Latvian Academy of Music. He was a member of the State Choir Latvija and Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
Ešenvalds is a three-time winner of the Latvian Grand Music Award. The International Rostrum of Composers awarded him first prize for his work The Legend of the Walled-in Woman. Ešenvalds teaches at the Department of Composition of the Latvian Academy of Music.

"Trembita" chorus chapel is one of the oldest choir collectives in Ukraine, created in 1939 on the basis of the legendary "Lviv Boyan", whose history dates back to 1891. The first conductor of Trembita was the famous Dmitry Kotko. Then the choir was headed by such outstanding figures as Petro Goncharov, Olexander Soroka, Mykola Kolessa, Pavlo Muravsky, Volodymyr Pekar, Igor Zhuk. Since 1994 the chamber orchestra has joined to the choral composition, which allowed to expand the repertoire and perform such canvases as "Great Mass" and "Requiem" by Mozart, "Kavkaz" by Ludkevych and others. Chapel "Trembita" was awarded the Shevchenko Prize.

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