MASS OF MARY
Collegium Musicale & Maria Faust Band, Endrik Üksvärav (conductor)
Mölder (première), Faust
Estonian chamber choir Collegium Musicale was founded by conductor Endrik Üksvärav in 2010. The repertoire extends from Renaissance to contemporary music. The special place in the repertoire belongs to Estonian composers: Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Pärt Uusberg etc. The aim is to offer high level musical emotions and be the ambassadors of Estonian music.
The choir has co-operated with different orchestras and ensembles – Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Tallinn Baroque Orchestra, NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Baroque orchestra Barrocade, Corelli Consort, Klaaspärlimäng Sinfonietta, string quartet Prezioso etc and conductors Andres Mustonen, Tõnu Kaljuste, Kaspars Putniņš, Simon Carrington, Jos van Veldhoven, Gianluca Marciano, Darrel Ang, Mihhail Gerts etc. Collegium Musicale has had concert tours in Italy, France, Russia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Czech, Malta and Japan.
Estonian Choral Association has announced Collegium Musicale 3 times as the Choir of the Year – 2011, 2014 and 2017. There is no other choir who had got that title so many times. The CD Peegel peeglis has got the prize Choral CD of the Year 2012. In 2018 Collegium Musicale and conductor Endrik Üksvärav won the Music Award 2018 of Estonian Cultural Endowment – for the brilliant promotion of Estonian choral music and for a dedicated and high-level presentation both in Estonia and abroad.
Collegium Musicale. Maria Faust. Maarja Missa (Mass of Mary), fragment, 3 min 21 sec, mp3, 256 Kbps