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Piret Rips’s new work "On Christmas Night" will be premiered

On November 28 ja 29, Piret Rips’s new work On Christmas Night (text: Albert Ruutsoo) for brass orchestra and mixed choir will be premiered in Tallinn and Viljandi. New work will be performed by joint choirs and Estonian Youth Brass within the framework of the concert series Viva oratorio!. Besides Rips’s new work, the program also consists of music by Arvo Pärt, Anne Metsala, Pavel Tshesnokov, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and others.

Piret Rips’s On Chistmas Night is commissioned by Estonian Youth Brass. The concerts will take place on November 28 at 4 pm at Tallinn St. John’s Church and November 29 at 7 pm at Viljandi St. Paul’s Church. The proceeds from the christmas concerts will go to the Museum of Composer Mart Saar in Hüpassaare.

Piret Rips

Piret Rips is one of the best-known authors of children and youth songs nowadays. She has written more than 100 songs for various choir types and soloists, numerous of them on her own lyrics. Many of her songs have frequently been performed at children singing competitions and national song festivals and reached music schoolbooks. Rips’s music is full of captivating melodies and lively rhythms which have gained wide popularity to her songs.

Agnes Toomla