CHRISTMAS MUSIC FESTIVAL "CHURCH HOLIDAYS IN ST MARY'S LAND"
December 2013 and 4 January 2014
Music presents wonderful Christmas time with beautiful music in churches of Tartu and Tallinn, in
manors and music lounges over Estonia!
For the fourth year the audience will be delighted by the Christmas music
festival "Church Holydays in St Mary's
Land", which lasts throughout the long holiday season from the First
Sunday of Advent in the beginning of December over the end of the year until
the festive New Year's Concert in January.
festival programme consists of concerts "The
Advent Evening", "Waiting for
and "Into the New Year with Corelli's
Baroque Sparkle", all of them offer great musical experiences. The
performers include Virgo Veldi on saxophone and Ulla Krigul on
organ, the choirs of Estonian Chamber Choirs' Society, baroque ensemble Corelli
Consort, brilliant vocal soloists, chamber choir Voces Musicales, Corelli
Baroque Orchestra, conductors Anssi Mattila (Finland) and Martin
OPENING CONCERT: The First Sunday of Advent
1 December 2013 at 8 p.m., Swedish St Michael's Church in Tallinn
PROGRAMME: "The Advent Evening" (Kõrvits, A. Kapp, Grigorjeva, Christmas music)
PERFORMERS: Virgo Veldi (saxophone) and Ulla
The musicians wish to bring the audience into the season of advent, give
some time for reflection over the ending year and offer beautiful moments for those,
who love the combo of organ and saxophone. Mostly Estonian music will be
performed at the spirited and gripping advent concert: including Galina
Grigorjeva's "The Prayer" ("Molitva"), Artur Kapp's "Prelude", Tõnu Kõrvits'
"Chorales of Thule" (Three Folk Songs) and wonderful Christmas music.
TICKETS: presale 8/6*€ at
Piletilevi and Statoil; 10/8*€ an hour before the concert at the
venue (if possible)
WAITING FOR CHRISTMAS: The Second Sunday of Advent
7 December 2013 at 5 p.m., St John's Church, Tartu
8 December 2013 at 6 p.m., Methodist Church, Tallinn
PROGRAMME: Haydn's "Missa
brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo", Hob. XXII/7 (Little
Organ Mass), Corelli's Concerto grosso G minor, Op. 6 No. 8 "Fatto per la notte di natale" ("Christmas Concerto") and Concerto grosso F Major, Op. 6 No. 9, Pergolesi's "Magnificat" (real author is Durante, first performance in Estonia)
Choirs of Estonian Chamber Choirs' Society, soloist Ülle Tuisk (soprano)
of CORELLI BAROQUE ORCHESTRA on period instruments
by MARTIN SILDOS
the first time the traditional "Waiting for Christmas" concerts of
Chamber Choirs' Society offer brilliant music from baroque era. The
concerts will see the collaboration of the society's choirs from
Tallinn, Tartu and Southern Estonia, joined by the soloists of Corelli
Baroque Orchestra, specialising in early music, and conducted by Martin
This will be the first known performance of
Pergolesi's/Durante's "Magnificat" in Estonia.
5/4*€ in Tartu, 7/5*€ in Tallinn
In collaboration with the Estonian Chamber Choirs'
28 December 2013 at 7 p.m., St John's Church, Tartu
29 December 2013 at 7 p.m., St John's Church, Tallinn
PROGRAMME: Handel's "Messiah"
PERFORMERS: Soloists Pirjo Püvi (soprano), Ivo Posti (countertenor), Endrik Üksvärav (tenor),
Uku Joller (bass)
Chamber choir VOCES
CORELLI BAROQUE ORCHESTRA on
Conducted by ANSSI MATTILA (Finland)
Georg Friedrich Handel finished "Messiah", his most popular work, in 1741 and despite
its low success at first performance it has become one of the most famous
oratorial compositions in the world. The audience especially enjoys its
beautiful arias and powerful choirs. "Messiah"
will be performed on period instruments and the conductor Anssi Mattila is one
of the greatest expert of this field in Finland:
he is the leader of early music programme at Sibelius Academy,
an organist and harpsichordist.
12/9*€, in Tartu and Tallinn
In collaboration with Eesti Kontsert
INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH CORELLI'S BAROQUE SPARKLE
4 January 2014 at 4 p.m., Rakvere Culture Center (Rakvere Parish)
PROGRAMME: A festive New Year's Concert with the best of baroque music
(Vivaldi, Handel, J. S. Bach, etc.)
PERFORMERS: Ka Bo Chan (countertenor)
Baroque ensemble CORELLI CONSORT on period instruments
Let's rejoice over the New Year by enjoying the wonderfully energetic
music from baroque era! The programme of New Year's Concert at former Rakvere
manor (today Rakvere
will include the most well-known baroque hits and beautiful arias for mystical
In collaboration with the Rakvere