100th birthday in Estonia

Come and celebrate our birthday in Estonia. We have a lot of events, activities, great dining places, unique clean environment and so much more to offer You!
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Celebrate around the globe

A unique Estonia 100 and EU Presidency international programme will reach more than 30 countries in 2017 and 2018. Take a look at the programme which combines the best parts of Estonian culture, science, IT and enterprises.
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The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir presents a colourful programme of the Estonian music at the famous Barbican Centre in London to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Estonian Republic.

‘Solfeggio’, ‘Summa’, ‘Magnificat’, ‘Zwei Beter’, ‘The Woman With the Alabaster Box’, ‘Nunc Dimittis’, ‘Dopo la Vittoria’
‘The Psalms of David’ – ‘Blessed Is the Man’, ‘Psalm No 104’
‘Nox Vitae’
‘St John’s Day Songs for Midsummer’s Eve’

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Conductor Kaspars Putninš

The programme features the crème de la crème of choral music by great Estonian composers of the last century as well as the present day. The programme opens with the music by the world-famous Estonian Arvo Pärt (b. 1935), whose works mesmerise people all over the world with the beauty of their sound and the profundity of their message. The EPCC has been invited to perform his music at many famous festivals and venues and has recorded his works for ECM and Harmonia Mundi, resulting in two Grammy Awards.

Another grand old man of Estonian music, Veljo Tormis (1930–2017), has composed almost exclusively for the voice; the most essential part of his oeuvre is connected with ancient folk songs of Estonians and other Finnic nations.

Estonian folk music was a source of inspiration also for Cyrillus Kreek (1889–1962), who arranged hundreds of secular and sacred folk tunes which attract large audiences with their simplicity and natural beauty.

The works by Galina Grigorjeva (b. 1962) deserve appreciation for their remarkably subtle and animated melodic style. Her music is tightly linked to Slavonic sacred music, but also to early European polyphony. Her works have received already recognition and awards both in Estonia and abroad.

The concert will be staged by the London Barbican Centre.


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.