On October 26, the Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors celebrates its 25th anniversary with concert at the White Hall of the House of Blackheads in Tallinn at 5 pm. The program features three premieres: Mist Collector for female choir and vibraphone by Pärt Uusberg (text by Andres Ehin), It Is Still Beautiful to Live by Tiina Kiilaspea (text by Artur Alliksaar) and Lullaby by Piret Rips-Laul (text by Heiki Vilep). Also choral music by Miina Härma, Gustav Ernesaks, Tauno Aints, Ester Mägi, Veljo Tormis, Hreiðar Ingi Þorsteinsson, Thomas Hanelt, Oleksandr Jakovtshuk, Myroslav Skoryk, Hanna Havrylets and Irina Alekseitshuk will be performed. The Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors under the guidance of Andrus Siimon and Õnne-Ann Roosvee will feature Vambola Krigul (vibraphone) and Maret Nurklik (flute). The concert is dedicated to the memory of Professor Ants Sööt, who died October 17.
The Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors was established at the initiative of Professor Ants Sööt in 1988 who acted as the chief conductor till 2007. Since then, the chief conductor of the choir is Andrus Siimon, assistant conductor is Õnne-Ann Roosvee since 2001. The choir is made up of around 40 choral conductors and music teachers from all over Estonia and meets at its rehearsals six to eight times a year. The Female Choir of Estonian Choral Conductors has been awarded many prizes at choral competitions in Germany, Hungary, Wales, Holland and Sweden. In 2011, the choir was selected as the Female Choir of the Year by the Estonian Society for Female Choirs and Andrus Siimon as the Conductor of the Year by the Estonian Choral Association.