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Estonia Seltsi segakoor
Mixed Choir of the “Estonia” Society

Heli Jürgenson, director

Performing works by Cyrillus Kreek, Urmas Sisask, Arvo Pärt, Ester Mägi, and Veljo Tormis

Originally established in 1912, the Mixed Choir of the “Estonia” Society was re-established in 1990 after Estonia’s “Singing Revolution” of 1987-1991 and has been performing throughout Estonia, the Baltics, and Europe to increasing acclaim. Winners of gold and silver awards at choral competitions in Vienna, Scandinavia and the Baltics, the choir is made up of 50 female and male singers from across Estonia. Their repertoire includes major choral works of Mozart, Bach, Schubert, and Mendelssohn, as well as traditional Estonian folk and religious genres and works by contemporary Baltic composers.

Program:

 

Estonian Folk Hymn

Mu süda ärka üles
Awake, My Heart

Aleksander Kunileid (1845-1875)

Mu isamaa on minu arm
My Fatherland Is So Dear

Cyrillus Kreek (1889-1962)

Jumal maa ning taeva looja
God, Creator Of Earth And Heaven

Psalm 104

Mart Saar (1882-1963)

Veeri, veeri päivakõne
The Day Passes And Passes

Eduard Tubin (1905-1982)

Karjase laul
Shepherd’s Song

Ester Mägi (1922)

Viru lauliku mõtted
Thoughs Of A Singer From Viru

Vaikne laul
A Quiet Song

Gustav Ernesaks (1908-1993)

Kõige ilusam luule
The Most Beautiful Poetry

Mart Siimer (1967)

Liugleb üks lind
Glides A Bird…

Arvo Pärt (1935)

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Rejoice, O Virgin

Veljo Tormis (1930)

Lauljaid otsitakse
Searching For The Singers

Pihlapuu
The Rowan Tree

Käsikivi mäng
The Millstone Game

Pulmaliste saabumine
The Arrival Of The Wedding Guests

Ringmängulaul
Circle-Game Song

T_astu_ka
Chastushka

Seitse pulmalaulu
Seven Wedding Songs

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Roster:

I soprano: Aive Aus, Eva Lehtla, Kristi Henno

II soprano: Eve Toomra, Eve Võime, Marika Pihl (president), Riina Põder
I alto: Rita-Ülle Viirlaid, Ruth Hinrikus, Aire Kirsipuu, Airi Laanemaa, Mare Berg

II alto: Ivi Vool, Kaire Tamm, Taive Timuska, Jaana Tael, Kristi Värk, Vilve Põldmäe
I tenor: Indrek Kost, Margus Sild, Mati Mõttus

II tenor: Jaak Enni, Tiit Jürgenson

Baritone: Toomas Ruuben, Martin Kottisse, Viido Põldma

Bass: Asko Aasa, Indrek Kiverik, Riho Toomra