Choral music is woven into the fabric of Estonia—in a nation of 1.3 million people, there are more than 700 official choirs, and during the country’s quest for independence, choral tradition provided the backbone of the resistance. Voices Over Tallinn celebrates the music of Estonia—and the 100th anniversary of its independence—and pays homage to some of the most influential Estonian composers, including Tormis and Pärt. In Estonia, choral classics are as popular as modern “pop” music, and after you hear these performances firsthand, you’ll understand why.
Concert attendees are invited to attend a reception with light refreshments in St. Paul's Chapel after the performance. The reception is supported by the Estonian Consulate General in New York.
Downtown Voices; Stephen Sands, conductor