Presentation of the contemporary Estonian choral music at the 8th Nordic-Baltic Choral Festival

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As an Estonian representative choir, the Chamber Choir of the University of Tartu has the honour to hold a presentation “Sounds With No Boundaries – Taking off of Contemporary Estonian Choral Music” in Riga at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. At the presentation one can hear novel choral music written by Andres Lemba, Alo Ritsing, Pärt Uusberg and Mariliis Valkonen.

On 26 June at 10 AM to 01.30 PM many master classes and choral music presentations are held inJāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, dealing with different interesting subjects. Master classes and presentations are being held by guest performers from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Lithuania and Norway.

The Chamber Choir of the University of Tartu takes part in the 8th Nordic-Baltic Choir Festival in Latvia, giving independent concerts, presentations about Estonian choral music and singing at the closing concert in Mežaparks, Riga, where all Latvian song celebrations are held. The chamber choir also gives a special concert in Cēsis St John’s Church. The Chamber Choir of the University of Tartu is an Estonian representative choir at the 8th Nordic-Baltic Choir Festival and its conductor Triin Koch is a member of the artistic board of the festival.

Nordic-Baltic song festival tradition was initiated in 1995 by Latvian conductor Imants Kokars, who invited more than 6,000 singers to perform in Riga, Latvia. During the next 20 years the festival has been held in six different Baltic and Scandinavian country, including Tartu, Estonia. Being held in Riga, Latvia for the second time, more than 6,500 singers are expected to take part, along with guest choirs coming from Italy and Luxembourg.