Friday, 20 December 2019 18:00
Eesti Elu / Estonian Life Online
We are happy to announce that Tallinn Boy’s Choir will be visiting Chicago as part of their USA Tour 2020. On January 2nd, 2020, come and start your new year with an heartwarming concert by Tallinn Boy’s Choir at the Chicago Estonian House in Riverwoods, IL. Artistic Director & Principal Conductor is Lydia Rahula, Associate Conductor, Kuno Kerge & Concertmaster/Organ & Piano, Tomi Rahula.
Tallinn Boy’s Choir Introduction
Tallinn Boy’s Choir was founded in 1988 by Lydia Rahula, artistic director and chief conductor of the choir. The conductors of the concert choir are Tomi Rahula and Kuno Kerge. There are over a hundred boys in the choir studio including. There are two study choirs.
The concert choir is a classic boys’ choir (SATB), where boys from 10 to 15 years old and young men over the age of 16 sing. 40-50 singers will sing in the concert. Practiced three times a week. Many boys learn and play some whistle.
The choir’s repertoire is comprehensive: from choral to vocal polyphony, from Estonian to spiritual. In co-operation with several internationally recognized conductors and orchestras, Tallinn Boys’ Choir has produced great forms of well-known composers from Beethoven, Honegger, Saint-Saёns, Bach, Mozart and others. For example: this year’s palm-tree party will be performed by J.Bach’s oratorio “John Passion”, which was sung in 2017 in Israel, Lithuania and Tallinn. The choir boys have performed in several operas by the Estonian National Opera (Verdi’s “Don Carlos”, Puccini’s “Boheem”, etc.).
The Boys’ Choir has been a success and recognition at several international choir competitions – Vienna, Toulosa, Rimini and others. Four Grand Prix at the international choral competition in Tampere, Olomouc, Moscow and Malta are home.
Tallinn Boy’s Choir homepage: www.tallinnapoistekoor.ee
, Tallinn Boy’s Choir on Facebook.USA Tour 2020 (Preliminary Schedule)
1/2/20 – 6:00 PM Concert at Chicago Estonian House, Riverwoods, IL
1/5/20 – 10:00 AM Morning worship at Woodstock Assembly of God, Woodstock, IL
1/6/20 – 12:00 PM Informal Performance in Rotunda & 7:00 PM Concert in Madison, IL
1/7/20 – 7:30 PM Concert at Lomira High School, Lomira, WI
1/8/20 – 7:30 PM Concert at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Fond Du Lac, WI
1/10/20 – 7:30 PM Farewell Concert at St. Mary Parish, Appleton, WI
Estonian Cultural Society of Chicagowww.estoniansinchicago.com