CHRISTMAS MUSIC FESTIVAL "CHURCH HOLIDAYS IN THE LAND OF MARY"
3rd of December 2017 - 6th of January 2018
Christmas time with beautiful music in churches and music lounges
all over Estonia!
Christmas music festival "CHURCH HOLIDAYS in the LAND of MARY" offers wonderful musical experiences through the whole month of Christmas time from 1st Advent through Christmas and the very last days of the year until Epiphany and beginning of Orthodox Christmas in January. Concerts bring holiday spirit to churches, manorial estates and music lounges all over Estonia. With contemporary musicians, the festival brings the colours and atmosphere of distant ages to modern people.
The patron of "Church Holidays in the Land of Mary" is the president of the Estonian Council of Churches, Archbishop Emeritus Andres Põder. The Land of Mary is a second name of Estonia given by Roman Pope already 800 years ago. Performes are professional musicians from Estonia and abroad as well as young interpretes, children learning music, boys' choirs or young people just beginning their career in music.
The program for Christmas festival AD 2017 will start on 1st Advent with organ concerts by Estonian musician now living in Norway.
The next Advent concerts will give in manorial estates and music lounges baroque ensemble Corelli Consort on period instruments, marking their 25th anniversary year.
Large scale works concerts at the last days of the year, on December 28-29 will mark the end of the presidency of the EU Council, that Estonia is holding for the first time in the second half of 2017. In this program "Missa Bruxellensis" by H.I.F. Biber (1644-1704) is planned.