The Estonian Radio Girls’ Choir
Friday, 10 June 2022 19:00
Estonian Life No. 23 2022
, one of four choirs of The Children’s Music Studio of Estonian Radio
, consists of 30 girls between the ages of 14 and 19. The choir has given many concerts in co-operation with professional concert agencies and festival organisers (Eesti Kontsert, Viru Folk, Jazzkaar etc.) and also participated in charity projects. They regularly record for Estonian Radio and Estonian Television and have premiered choral works of several Estonian composers (René Eespere, Tõnis Kaumann, Riho Esko Maimets, Margo Kõlar, Kadri Hunt).
The Estonian Radio Girls’ Choir has successfully participated in several international festivals and competitions, the latest of which are:
Two 1st prizes in youth choirs and folk music categories in the Antonio Vivaldi International Choir Festival in Carpenisi (Greece) 2019
Concert in VocalEspoo Festival with Cantores Minores Boys’ Choir in Helsinki 2018
Performing in the finals of EBU choir competition “Let The Peoples Sing” in Helsinki 2017
1st prize in children’s choirs category and 2nd prize in the folk music category in the 33rd International Choir Festival in Cantonigros 2016.Kadri Hunt
(b 1964) is a choral conductor, singer, composer, arranger and music teacher. Since 1990, she has worked with the choirs of Collegium Educationis of Tallinn and since 1995 has been the conductor of St Michael’s Boys’ Choir, whose repertoire consists of Gregorian chant, old sacred music, folk hymns and folk songs. Kadri Hunt has been the chief conductor of the Children’s Music Studio of Estonian Radio since 1999.
Kadri has been a workshop leader in several Estonian children’s choirs festivals, and conducted mass choirs in Estonian Song Festivals and Church Song Festivals. In 2011, she led the open singing in the 6th International Children and Youth Choirs Festival Europa Cantat junior
, in 2015 she was a workshop leader in EUROPA CANTAT festival in Pecs, Hungary and in 2018 in the EUROPA CANTAT festival in Tallinn. Kadri’s choral works have been performed by choirs both in Estonia and abroad, also in several Estonian Song Festivals. Kadri Hunt is also active as a soloist. Kaie Tanner
(b 1975) is choral conductor and manager. She holds the position of Secretary General in the Estonian Choral Association and conducts the choirs of Children’s Music Studio of Estonian Radio since 2010.
Kaie Tanner has conducted children’s choirs in several Estonian Song Celebrations, Church Song Festivals and Estonian Mixed Choir Festivals, conducted workshops and given presentations at numerous Estonian and international festivals and conferences, published articles in Estonian and international magazines and newspapers, and been a member of the jury of international choir festivals (Bejing, Neerpelt, Hong Kong) etc.Concert by The Estonian Radio Girls’ Choir - Sunday June 26th, 2022 at 12 noon
, St. Peter’s Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 817 Mt Pleasant Rd. Toronto. Free admission. Voluntary donations gratefully accepted.