Concert program ‘St. Silanian Prayers’ will be performed – Post World

Latvian Radio Choir“Chamber Orchestra”Sinfonietta Riga“And conductor Sigvards Kļava invites you to the concert “Prayer of St. Silan” on November 26th at 7 pm in the Riga Cathedral.

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According to Delfi, the concert will include music by composers Arvo Pert and Erik Esenwald as well as world premieres of works by Georg Pelec and Andrei Selick.

St. Silan, often referred to as the Aton Silon of the Heart, is one of the most outstanding and brilliant figures of the last century in the Orthodox Church. The monk’s selfless and devoted life and the intelligent scriptures he left behind continue to resonate in the hearts of believers and continue to inspire artists around the world. The concert program “Prayers of St. Silan”, created by the Latvian Radio Choir and its artistic director Sigvardas Kļavas together with the “Sinfonietta Rīga” chamber orchestra, speaks through the words of the heart on essential and eternal issues for all humanity. All compositions in this program are based on the true prayers of St. Silane, ethereal poetry or long sermons … Erik Eschenwald’s score “I Write” as well as new works by the two fellow believers Georg Pelec and Andrei Selick.

The work “Song of Silan”, written for the chamber orchestra by Arvo Pert, was written in 1991 and is dedicated to the archimandrite Sofronija, who once st. He served the wise silhouette as an assistant in the Panteleimon monastery. In 2009 he composed the opus “Adam’s Lamentations”, composed for choir and string instruments, whose recording with Tena Kaljustis at the conductor’s desk six years ago brought the renowned “Grammy” award to the Latvian Radio Choir and “Sinfonietta Riga”. It is the costume of St. Silan, known as the ascetic and “the most genuine monk of the 20th century”. Pert adds: “Adam is a common term for me, not only to denote all of humanity, but also to denote every individual, regardless of age, social status or religion. This collective Adam suffered this earth for thousands of people and mourn our “Adam, the forerunner, foresaw and experienced the tragedy of humanity, feeling guilty and responsible for his fall into sin. He endured the deepest despair and agony of humanity without relief. “

Ēriks Ešenvalds reveals about last year’s world premiere work “I Write” by the Latvian Radio Choir: “Silan wrote:” My thoughts have survived for years. For my articles, for my mistakes, for all of my forgiveness! But when I write one word, I don’t know the next – whoever was born in me, I write too. The author adds: “The piece is like a small episode from Silan’s long life. But this episode is repeated almost daily because he wrote a lot. ”The spirit of man is almost instantaneous, but it is all about the earth, for which the earth is deprived of time, paper and pencil.

Georg Pelēcis tells of a new work composed for mixed choir and chamber orchestra, “The Name of St. Athena Silhouette”: “We exist as long as the divine liturgy and the holy people.” To know some of his thoughts, however to connect spiritually and emotionally and to experience it in their hearts. ” With this work, the composer encourages us to turn from endless daily worries to reflecting on God, to praying for the knowledge of the Holy Trinity and to love God.

The Latvian Radio Choir and conductor Sigvards Kļavas have been associated with the composer Andrejs Selickis for years. The orthodox composer reveals about his new work: “Everything he has written – regardless of the content of the records – is either a song of the highest, most perfect happiness or a cry, a desperate cry for God, a longing, thirst for the lost heavenly Home, or separation. Overcoming tragedy: I ​​love his ecstasy, longing for the highest perfection, alienation from “this world”, sometimes an almost unbearable glow of the heart, how discreet, personal and precise he speaks to those who love so much! … Therefore I will try to overcome your lowliness, unworthiness and selfishness and sing a song in humility and trust, for the glory of God and the glory of the holy. “

Tickets for the concert can be bought Ticket Paradise advance booking offices.

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