Ellerhein and Hortus Musicus / EMP 2019 & World Music Days

Thu 9. May 2019 at 19:00

Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Glass Hall · Narva mnt 95, Tallinn, Estonia

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The Bird That Was Trapped Has Flown
Thu, 9 May at 7 pm
Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Glass Hall (Narva mnt 95)
THK Kullo Girls Choir Ellerhein, Hortus Musicus, conductor Ingrid Kõrvits
PROGRAMME: René Eespere*, Liisa Hõbepappel, Lauri Jõeleht*, Tõnis Kaumann, Vanessa Lann, Alice Ping Yee Ho
In collaboration with Eesti Kontsert
Ticket 20/15

THK Kullo Girls’ choir Ellerhein
Conductor Ingrid Kõrvits

Early music ensemble Hortus Musicus
Artistic director Andres Mustonen


ARVO PÄRT (b. 1935, Estonia)
“Fratres”, three-part music without fixed instrumentation (1977)

LAURI JÕELEHT (b. 1974, Estonia)
“Cantus” / “A Chant” for early music ensemble (2019, premiere)

RENÉ EESPERE (b. 1953, Estonia) / Text: Latin phrases
“Sententiae veteres” / “Ancient Aphorisms” for tenor, two baritones and early music ensemble (2011)

ALICE PING YEE HO (b. 1960, Hong Kong) / Text: Tanis Rideout
“Begin” for girls’ choir (2018)

VANESSA LANN (b. 1968, the Netherlands) / Text: James Robertson
“The Bird That Was Trapped Has Flown” for solo soprano, female vocal ensemble, nyckelharpa and kokle (2016)

LIISA HÕBEPAPPEL (b. 1994, Estonia) / Text: Liidia Tuulse
“Leviatan” / “Leviathan” koorile (2018/2019, premiere)

TÕNIS KAUMANN (b. 1971, Estonia) / Text: Credo
“Credo” for three vocal soloists and early music ensemble (2018)

RENÉ EESPERE (b. 1953, Estonia) / Text: Anne Lill / Codex Bernensis 611
“De speculo” for girls’ choir and early music ensemble (2019, premiere)

Tallinn Children’s Choir, the predecessor of THK Kullo Girls’ Choir Ellerhein, was created in 1951. Since 1970, the choir was renamed Ellerhein in 1969, on the 100th anniversary of the Estonian Song Festivals. Apart from giving concerts, all singers receive training in vocal, solfeggio, and harmony classes. The choir uses the relative Kodaly system when learning new repertoire. From 2012 the conductor is Ingrid Kõrvits. The choir’s repertoire consists of both classical and contemporary choral music by outstanding composers from all over the world. In 2004 the choir was given a Grammy award for best choir music performance for their album “Jean Sibelius: Cantatas”. They have received numerous awards, including three Grand Prix prizes at Kathaumixw 2008 in Canada, Tallinn 2009 in Estonia and Seghizzi 2014 in Italy.

Early music consort Hortus Musicus was founded by its artistic director and conductor Andres Mustonen in 1972. Hortus Musicus is the oldest continuously working ensemble in its field in Eastern Europe and one of the few of such longevity in the world. Hortus Musicus’ repertoire includes music from the 8th–20th century. Many contemporary composers have written pieces for the ensemble, such as Alexander Knaifel, Arvo Pärt, Galina Grigorjeva, Lepo Sumera and others. Hortus Musicus has recorded more than 30 CDs for Warner Classics, Melodiya, Forte, Antes and others.

Wheelchair accessible: yes


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