Head Ööd VendHead Ööd, Vend chamber choir was formed during the spring of 2008, when conductor and composer Pärt Uusberg called together a project choir to take part in his brother Uku Uusberg’s diploma production Head ööd, Vend (Good night, Brother). After its final performance, the members’ desire to sing together had developed to the point that they decided to continue as a regular choir. The choir has been an incubator for Pärt Uusberg’s compositions since its beginnings and still performs much of his music. Head Ööd, Vend has successfully taken part in various international competitions, one of the highlights being the Grand Prix in the 13th International Choir Festival Tallinn 2013.
The choir has recorded three CD’s: Siis vaikivad kõik mõtted (2009, Pärt Uusberg’s author’s album), Õhtul (2013, the Choral Album of the Year by the Estonian Choral Association in 2013) and Õhtu ilu (2016, Pärt Uusberg’s author's album with orchestra Collegium Consonante). Head Ööd, Vend has received the honour of being named Choir of the Year in 2013 and 2021.
Since 2018, the choir has been operating as a project choir.
2013 – Choir of the Year and “Album of the Year” (“Õhtul”), Estonian Choral Association
2013 – 6th place and silver medal in XX century music category, silver medal in Contemporary music category and 5th place and gold medal in Gospel, jazz and folk music category, 52nd International Choir Competition “Seghizzi”
2013 – Grand Prix, I prize in Chamber choir category and II prize in Contemporary music category, XIII International Choir Competition “Tallinn 2013”
2013 – I prize A-category and the traveling trophy of “Tuljak” for the best “Tuljak” performance, XIX Estonian Mixed Choirs’ Competition “Tuljak”
2012 – II prize A-category, granted an access to the Grand Prix round, XII Estonian Chamber Choirs’ Festival
2011 – II prize A-category, XVIII Estonian Mixed Choirs’ Competition “Tuljak”
2010 – Golden diploma, VIII Pärnu International Choir Festival
2009 – III prize in Chamber choir category in XI International Choir Competition “Tallinn 2009”
2009 – I prize B-category, XVII Estonian Mixed Choirs’ Competition “Tuljak”
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