BLUE SKIES BELONG TO ME
Tallinn University Alumni Women’s Choir Helia
conductor Linda Kardna
Concert master Merle Paat
at 7 p.m
Tallinn University Alumni Female Choir Helia
is simultaneously new and also not that young collective – formed in the autumn of 2014, it consists of the former singers of the Tallinn University Female Choir. Female Choir Helia has taken part of the advent concerts of the Estonian Female Song Society, the project dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Estonian Female Song Society and on the concert tour in St. Petersburg. In addition, the choir is organizing on their own, but also with friendship choirs, several concerts from which the most important one is the annual spring concert. In the spring of 2016 the choir took part of the XIII Estonian Competition for Chamber Choirs in Jõhvi (B-category chamber female choir II Prize) and in the April of 2017 the international 20th “Raduga” Choir Competition in St. Petersburg (bronze diploma).
is a senior conductor, who has worked as a choir leader for over forty years. Between 1972-1989 she was the Rapla Consumer Cooperative chief conductor, between 1989-1998 the chief conductor of Rapla mixed choir Cantus and between 1975-2013 she was the chief conductor of the Tallinn Pedagogical University / Tallinn University female choir. Based on this choir the idea to create a new choir consisting of Tallinn University female choir alumni was formed in 2013.
Mart Siimer (s.1967) – „Hüüan Su poole / I am calling you“
Jacquez Arcadelt (1507-1568) – “Ave Maria”
Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784) – “In Monte Oliveti / Oliivide mäel / On the Mount of Olive”
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) / Ludwig Uhland (1787-1862) – “Die Capelle / The capelle”
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – “In Stiller Nacht / Vaiksel ööl / In the silent night”
Hugo Hammarström (1891-1974) – “Kyrie“
Mart Saar (1882-1963) – “Küll ma laulaks / I´ll sing”
Heino Lemmik (1931-1983) / Heljo Mänd (s.1926) – “Nõmme Liivakell / Nõmme Sand-glass”
Sirje Kaasik (s.1958) / Heli Illipe-Sootak (s.1974) – “Kümme valget hingelindu / Ten whight soulbirds”
Cyrillus Kreek (1889-1962) / Lydia Koidula (1843-1886), sdn Tiina Kiilaspea (s.1947) – “Meil aia-äärne tänavas / Our garden-side street”
Tiina Kiilaspea (s.1947) / Juhan Liiv (1864-1913) – “Üks suvepäev / One summerday”
Veljo Tormis (1930-2017) – “Härjad ootavad pühi / The beasts are waiting for the holidays” tsüklist "13 eesti lüürilist rahvalaulu" / from the cycle “13 Estonian lyrical folk songs"
Veljo Tormis – “Vaeslapsed laanes / Babies on the lane” tsüklist "13 eesti lüürilist rahvalaulu" / from the cycle “13 Estonian lyrical folk songs"
Piret Rips-Laul (s.1965) / Anna Haava (1864-1957) – “Minu päralt sinitaevas / Blue skies belong to me”