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Estonian National Male Choir

Estonian National Male Choir

Estonian National Male Choir will held a concert at Brussels Bozar Arts Centre. The concert dedicated to the start of the presidency and the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia.

The cultural programme of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will officially kick off with a concert of the Estonian National Male Choir in Brussels, in the Henry le Bœuf concert hall at BOZAR, the Centre of Fine Arts.

The concert of the Estonian National Male Choir, dedicated to the start of the presidency and the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia, is led by the choir’s principal conductor Mikk Üleoja, with Toomas Trass on organ.
The first half of the programme features organ music, as the concert is part of the festival IN-ORG-URATION, dedicated to the unveiling of BOZAR’s new organ. The audience will be able to hear Improvisations by Toomas Trass, and Arvo Pärt’s ‘De Profundis’ for male choir, organ, and big drum.The three-part ‘Missa Laudamus Te’, written for the Choir by Jean-Pierre Leguay, chief organist of Notre-Dame Cathedral, will also be performed.

The concert continues with the work of the beloved composer Veljo Tormis. Tormis’ documentary cantata for male choir, soloist, phonogram and percussion instruments, ‘Sounds from Tammsaare’s Shepherdhood’, is composed of sounds that Tammsaare might have heard as a child at his farmstead.’Sampo Tagumine’ is one of the last major choral compositions by Veljo Tormis, the text of which is from ‘Kalevala’. Its first performance was intended for the 2000 Hannover world fair ‘Mensch – Natur – Technik’ and thus, the composer chose the episode from ‘Kalevala’ that describes forging the miracle mill Sampo. The choral composition ‘Incantatio maris aestuosi’, created for the text of ‘Kalevala’, is an example of Tormis’ extraordinary skill of composing three-dimensional sounds with a choir, thereby creating powerful images with music.
The concert of the National Male Choir finishes with Tormis’ work ‘Singer’, which is dedicated to the founder of the choir, Gustav Ernesaks. The piece is for male choir, organ, percussion instruments.


Estonian National Male Choir

In 2018, Estonia celebrates its 100th birthday

Estonia wishes to share its birthday with you in Estonia and abroad. The programme includes best parts of Estonian culture, IT, science and enterprises.

Celebrations will kick off in April 2017 to mark a century since Estonia’s administrative borders took their current form, will continue throughout 2018 and 2019, and come to a grand close on the 2nd February 2020 when the 100th anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty will be honoured.

This is a celebration we can all take part in and it is up to us to make it memorable.

Estonia will be also holding the presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2017. Approximately 20 high-level meetings, visits, conferences and 200+ other presidency-related events will take place in Estonia during this period.