Cappella Romana: Arvo Pärt – 'Kanon Pokajanen' – The Kanon of Repentance
Arvo Pärt’s largest a cappella choral work, the Kanon Pokajanen, is a work for our time.
The Eastern Orthodox understanding of repentance is not morose sorrow for the past. Instead it creates optimism for the future: from the Greek metánoia, a change of mind, a fundamental transformation of one’s outlook.
Pärt’s expansive musical meditation on the true meaning of repentance will take your breath away. And give you breath to change your own mind no matter what life brings.