The Song Festival of Tartu 2019

The main concert of the Tartu Song Festival gathers different types of choirs and their sounds under the arc of the festival grounds.
Children’s choirs sing with boys’ choirs, women with children, and men’s choirs, after listening to the women, get into a singing dialogue with mixed choirs, for example. Of course, all the singers will come together to become a single, unified choir.
The hallmark choral music will be performed by more than 8500 singers at the main concert, ranging from kindergarteners to grandparents. The programme contains works from Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Gustav Ernesaks, Miina Härma and many more.
The concert, beginning at the Tartu Song Festival Grounds at 18, features brass bands and includes the Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra.
Any proper song festival begins with a procession – audience and guests can come and see the singers and musicians in the afternoon in the centre of Tartu where they are nicely lined up to progress from the heart of the city to the festival grounds.
The performers gather for the procession at Tartu Town Hall Square, Vabaduse Avenue and on Küüni and Poe streets.
The road to Tartu Song Festival Grounds goes along Vabaduse Avenue from which we wave to the statue of Kalevipoeg and the River Emajõgi.
The journey continues on Lai, Jakobi, Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi and Fr. Tuglase streets. These last two honourable men will definitely be greeted as well, at least in our thoughts.
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40th Male Singing Day of Haaslava

40th Male Singing Day in Kurepalu will include several choirs from South-Estonia. You can hear the best selection of Estonian male choir repertoire, also some pieces from the Song Celebration in Tallinn this July.
Performers: South-Estonian male choirs, Torma brass band and female folk-dance group “Kaera-Marid”. Set directors are “Mafalda ja Loreida”.
March will start at 18.00
Entrance is free!
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Concert “Latvia 100” in Riga

Posted by Ģirts Lācis on Laupäev, 20. oktoober 2018

We have visited our friends in Latvia (male choir “Silvicola”) together with Finnish male choir “Esmila”. The fantastic concert took place in a beautiful National Library of Latvia (Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka) and concert hall was fully crowded. Thank you our Latvian singing-brothers for a warm welcome and see you all soon in Tartu! In the video you can hear one of the pieces we sang together – Leevi Madetoja “Kaunehin maa”.
Paldies par jusu viesmilibu!

EMLS 30 and Malechoir Singing Day of Saaremaa

On 15th of June we will travel to biggest island of Estonia – Saaremaa. Actually, not only us, but 2,500 singers (boys and men) from all over Estonia gather there to give two days full of concerts. Our choir together with Men Choir Sakala and Boys Choir of Viljandi will perform on 15th of June at 19.00 in Sandla culture house (Sandla, Pihtla borough, Saare county). On 16th of June the singers from all participating choirs will gather to Kuressaare City in order to celebrate 30 Years of Estonian Male Choir Assosiation (EMLS) with majestic song festival “Laulis isa, laulis poega” (“The father sang, the son sang”). Main event starts at 17:00 in Kuressaare Castle open-air stage.
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100th Estoninan Independece Day celebration in Tartu

Ceremony honouring the Estonian flag at the University of Tartu Old Observatory on 24th of February 2018 at 10.00!
Speaking will be Mayor of Tartu Urmas Klaas; Member of the Steering Group of Estonia 100, Tiit Pruuli; Ants Tooming, Dean of the EELK’s Tartu Deanery, and Pastor at St. Peter’s congregation; Tartu City Writer Laureate Mika Keränen; and Kaur Teder, Vice-President of the Estonian Students’ Society.
Also taking part are the Tartu Academic Men’s Choir (Director Kuno Kerge); the Gaudeamus Men’s Choir of the Estonian University of Life Sciences (Director Lauri Breede); the Tartu Men’s Choir of the Estonian Men’s Choir Association (Director Made Ritsing); the Estonian Forestry Worker’s Men’s Choir Forestalia (Directors Alo Ritsing, Kuno Kerge); the Tartu Men’s Choir Academic Emajõgi (Director Karin Raamat); the Haaslava Men’s Choir (Director Kalev Lindal); the Vanemuine Choral Society Men’s Choir (Director Valli Ilvik); and the Tartu Brass Band (Director Margus Kasemaa).