A Catholic’s Night Out in Secular Torono
Last week I went to see the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir at St. Paul’s Basilica in Toronto. The program was essentially taken from Orthodox and Catholic and worship. One new piece, commissioned for the evening, consisted of the first three parts of the Rosary: The Sign of the Cross, the Credo and the Our Father.
Much of classical music is essentially the elements of the Mass, biblical readings and prayer. Nothing new in that; Bach was doing it centuries ago.
The choir is best known for its work with the Estonian composer Arvo Part, a brilliant modern-day composer and a deeply Orthodox