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Kerli: Visit Estonia

See: https://www.visitestonia.com/en/why-estonia/reconnect-with-your-roots

With a music video of her at the end.

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Estonian singers in Kandern, Germany

ADVERTISING RING (PR Association) Kandern CELEBRATES 25th “STÄDTLITAG” (town day)

Estonian singers as guests in Kandern (town near Baden-Baden, Southwest Germany)

The advertising ring has won the men’s choir Tallinn University of Technology for the weekend of 4 and 5 June takes place for the 25th time big event.

Singing has a very great importance in the small Baltic state Estonia. Now the “Kanderner Werbering” takes advantage of it for its anniversary Städtlitag advantage. The advertising ring has won the men’s choir Tallinn University of Technology for the weekend of 4 and 5 June for the 25th time big event. The choir ends its Europe tour with stations likeLondon and Vienna in the pottery town (which is Kandern). The preparation of the event was also the focus of the annual meeting of the advertising ring members. …

Read more (in German): http://www.badische-zeitung.de/kandern/estnische-saenger-zu-gast-in-kandern–119897225.html

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Festival – Sound of the North – Willibrordi Cathedral Wesel – 12th and 13th Sept. 2015

Wesel, Germany: Willibrordi Dom | On Saturday, Sept. 12, and on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, the cultural network of “Glory Diersfordt Wesel eV” organizes in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the framework of Wesel Cathedral music with the choirmaster Ansgar Schlei under the title “Sound of the North” two exceptional concerts in the Willibrordi Cathedral Wesel. The occasion is the 80th birthday of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (11/9/1935). He is regarded as one of the greatest living composers of new music and the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius.

See full German article http://www.lokalkompass.de/wesel/kultur/festival-klang-des-nordens-willibrordi-dom-zu-wesel-12-und-13-sept-2015-d576416.html

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Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, 2008
Arvo Pärt in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, 2008

Arvo Pärt (Estonian pronunciation: [ˈɑrvo ˈpært]; born 11 September 1935) is an Estonian composer of classical and sacred music.[ Since the late 1970s, Pärt has worked in a minimalist style that employs his self-invented compositional technique, tintinnabuli. His music is in part inspired by Gregorian chant.

More on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvo_Pärt

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Veljo Tormis – composer

Veljo Tormis in 2004.
Veljo Tormis in 2004.

Veljo Tormis (born 7 August 1930 in Kuusalu) is an Estonian composer, regarded as one of the greatest living choral composers and one of the most important composers of the 20th century in Estonia Internationally, his fame arises chiefly from his extensive body of choral music, which exceeds 500 individual choral songs, most of it a cappella. The great majority of these pieces are based on traditional ancient Estonian folksongs (regilaulud), either textually, melodically, or merely stylistically. …

More on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veljo_Tormis