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Birthday concert of chamber choir Collegium Musicale

On October 3, chamber choir Collegium Musicale celebrates its 3rd birthday with a concert at Hopner House in Tallinn at 8 pm. The choir, featuring a cappella choral music by Estonian composers, will perform under the guidance of its conductor Endrik Üskvärav. The program consists of Busslied and Loblied by Rudolf Tobias, Triglosson Trishagion by Erkki-Sven Tüür and parts from Forgotten Peoples by Veljo Tromis.

Chamber choir Collegium Musicale was founded by conductor and singer Endrik Üksvärav in 2010. The repertoire of choir includes choral music from renaissance up to contemporary music with special emphasis on music by Estonian composers. Collegium Musicale has gained international recognition both in Estonia and abroad, receiving many prizes at international choral competitions (including 5 first prizes and Grand Prix at Gorizia, Italy in 2011). Their first CD „Peegel peeglis“ with music by Arvo Pärt and Pärt Uusberg was released in 2012. In addition to the concert venues in Estonia, the choir has performed in Petroskoi, the capital city of the Republic of Karelia and Gorizia in Italy and participated in music festival at Schleswig-Holstein. In 2013, Collegium Musicale participated in recording of Tallinn Mass by German composer Roxanna Panufnik under the Warner Classics label. In 2012, the Estonian Choral Association announced Collegium Musicale as the „Choir of the Year 2011“ and Endrik Üksvärav as the „Young conductor of the Year 2011“, also live-recorded CD “Peegel peeglis” was announced as the “Choral CD of the Year 2012“ in 2013.