Gloriae Dei Cantores is looking forward to their upcoming concerts of Arvo Pärt and Ēriks Ešenvalds on July 6 and 7 at the Church of the Transfiguration. Now we are in the midst of final rehearsals in the church and putting the pieces into the acoustic, balancing voices and experimenting with the sounds from the Skinner organ. For your own understanding of Arvo Pärt’s innovative style and the thought behind his music, we would recommend a book, Arvo Pärt in Conversation, done with the help of translator Robert Crow (book cover below). This is fascinating reading and is very helpful to get the flavor of Part’s musical language. Happy reading!