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Concerts „I Will Not Be Silenced – the Story of Estonia”

Estonian TV Girls' Choir and conductor Aarne Saluveer
Photo: Kaupo Kikkas

From February 22 to 25, three concerts entitled I Will Not Be Silenced – the Story of Estonia will take place in Tallinn, Tartu and Jõhvi. Singer Ivo Linna, Estonian Television Girls’ Choir and Georg Ots Tallinn Music School Big Band, conducted by Aarne Saluveer, will perform songs of home and homeland. The program consists of music by Olav Ehala, Veljo Tormis, Miina Härma, Rein Rannap, Alo Mattiisen, René Eespere et al.

Concerts will take place on February 22 at 3 pm in Estonia Concert Hall, Febraury 23 at 6 pm in Jõhvi Concert Hall and February 24 at 7 pm in Vanemuise Concert Hall, Tartu.

Estonian Television Girls’ Choir grew out from the Music Studio of Estonian Television Children's Programs founded by Eve Viilup and Aarne Saluveer in 1990. The repertoire of the choir consists of classical and contemporary music, sacred music, folk music accompanied by dance movements and modern pop-jazz music programs. They have won awards from several international contests (Gorizia 2001, Arezzo 2002, Tolosa 2004, Arnhem 2005 etc).

Aarne Saluveer, the chief conductor of Estonian TV Girls’ Choir, has graduated from the Tallinn Conservatoire in music pedagogy and choral conducting. He has been the general conductor of toddlers’ choirs and children’s choirs at the Estonian Song Celebrations and the artistic director of Youth Song Celebration “Ilmapuu” (2007). At the present time, Aarne Saluveer is the head of Georg Ots Tallinn Music School, teacher of Tartu University Viljandi Culture Academy and chairman of the Estonian Choral Association. He has been awarded several prizes (Musician of the Year 2007, Conductor of the Year 2007 etc).

Laura Vaikma