Christmas music festival “Church Holidays in the Land of Mary”

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28th of November 2015 – 7th of January 2016

*) OPENING CONCERTS. The First Sunday of Advent

Sat, November 28th 2015 at 4pm, St Paul’s Church, Riia 27, Tartu

Sun, November 29th 2015 at 4pm, St Michael’s Church, Rüütli 7/9, Tallinn

PROGRAMME: „Organ, the King of all Instruments in the Land of Mary“

PERFORMER: Ene Salumäe (organ)


At the opening concerts pieces by Estonian classics, composers from the Land of Mary (Lembit Avesson, Roman Toi, Arvo Pärt, Hugo Lepnurm) will be performed, and by Johann Sebastian Bach, whom they greatly admired. Beautiful concerts introduce both organs in St Paul’s and St Michael’s churches.


Entrance to the concert with a donation to the festival support fund!


*) ANTICIPATION OF CHRISTMAS. The Second Sunday of Advent

Sat, December 5th 2015 at 5pm, Rogosi Manor, Rõuge Parish, Võrumaa county

Sun, December 6th 2015 at 7pm, Teachers House, Raekoja plats 14, Tallinn

PROGRAMME: „Cantigas de Santa Maria“

PERFORMER: early music ensemble RONDELLUS

The programme of the anticipation of Christmas consists of 13th century Spanish songs to Virgin Mary, from the Cantigas de Santa Maria“ manuscripts, performed by ensemble Rondellus. These songs are about the miraculous deeds of the Virgin Mary, musicians intruduce the pieces in the concerts as well. Little Rogosi manor school was the supported manor in the charity concert series „Estonian Manors 2015“. With the donations from these series the school bought musical instruments, local children from the manor school will perform on them now as well.

TICKETS: in Rogosi 8/5 €, in Tallinn 10/8 €, in Piletilevi and Statoil and an hour before the concert at the concert venue, if possible


*) MESSIAH. Traditional end of the year concerts 10!

Mon, December 28th 2015 at 7pm, St John’s Church, Jaani 5, Tartu

Tue, December 29th 2015 at 6pm, St John’s Church, Vabaduse väljak 1, Tallinn

PROGRAMME: G. Fr. Händel „Messiah“ HWV 56

PERFORMERS: soloists Pirjo Jonas (soprano), Ka Bo Chan (countertenor), Valter Soosalu (tenor), Uku Joller (bass-baritone)


CORELLI BAROQUE ORCHESTRA on period instruments


The year will end with traditionally radiant large scale works in St. John’s Churches in Tartu and Tallinn. These concerts have captivated the audience already for 10 years. Händel’s most popular oeuvre „Messiah” was written in 1741 and has become the most famous oratorio in the world. Especially enjoyable are the beautiful arias and powerful choir parts, that tell the most important story of the Virgin Mary – baby Jesus being born. This distinctive piece is most suitable to finish the Eight centuries of the land of Maryfestivities and ending the Year of Music 2015.

TICKETS: in Tartu 10/8* €, in Tallinn 12/10* €, in Piletilevi and Statoil and an hour before the concert at the concert venue, if possible


*) NEW YEAR’S CONCERT. Epiphany and beginning of the Orthodox Christmas

Thu, January 7th 2016 at 7pm, St. John’s Church, Vabaduse väljak 1, Tallinn

PROGRAMME: „New Star in the Sky of Classical Music!“

PERFORMER: vocal ensemble INTONACIO, artistic leader Ka Bo Chan (countertenor)

A new ensemble Intonacio will give its debut concert performing a wonderful program of renaissance music (Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Palestrina, a.o.). Born in Hongkong, now living and working in Estonia, the countertenor Ka Bo Chan has formed a new vocal ensemble together with Kaarel Telgmaa (countertenor), Aleksander Arder (tenor), Rihards Zariņš (tenor), Rasmus Erismaa (baritone) and Andres Alamaa (bass).

TICKETS: 10/8* € in Piletilevi and Statoil and an hour before the concert at the concert venue, if possible


Christmas time with beautiful music in churches, manors and music lounges all over Estonia!


Corelli Music brings joy to its audiences fifth year in a row with a Christmas music festival Church Holidays in the Land of Mary”. It lasts throughout the long holiday season from the First of Advent on 28-29th of November, through anticipation of Christmas and the festive end of the year concerts until the Epiphany and the Orthodox Christmas on January 7th.  Celebrating a small jubilee Corelli Music dedicates the festival to the festivity year Eight centuries of the land of Mary“ and rejoices over a new organ in the Tartu St. Paul’s church. The tradition of performing large-scale works at the last days of the year has its 10th anniversary and is a festive ending also to the Year of Music 2015. The patron of “Church Holidays in the Land of Mary” is the president of the Estonian Council of Churches, Archbishop Emeritus Andres Põder.


The programme of the festival consists of concerts „Organ, the King of all Instruments in the Land of Mary“ November 28-29th in Tartu and Tallinn; „Cantigas de Santa Maria“ December 5-6th in Rogosi Manor and Tallinn Teachers House; „Messiah“ December 28-29th in Tartu and Tallinn; „Classical music’s new star!“ January 7th in Tallinn. Estonian musicians Ene Salumäe (organ), early music ensemble Rondellus, brilliant vocal soloists, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir’s ensemble, Corelli Baroque Orchestra, conductor Martin Sildos and the new vocal ensemble Intonacio all offer you great musical experiences for Christmas.


Merry Christmas from Corelli Music!  

TICKETS:  in Piletilevi and Statoil and an hour before the concert beginning at the concert venue, if possible
*Discount price for tickets: retired people, pupils, students, teachers, disabled people with escort, members of Association of Estonian Professional Musicians


Messias - videoklipp
Jõuluootus. Teine advent- videoklipp
JMF 2015 - avakontsert - videoklipp
Kirikupühad Maarjamaal. Foto: Aive Sarapuu
Ene Salumäe. Foto: erakogu
Rondellus. Foto: erakogu
Corelli Barokkorkester ja Martin Sildos. Foto: Olev Mihkelmaa
Ka Bo Chan. Foto: Arvo Aun
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