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HEADLINERS OF THE FESTIVAL
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OPENING CONCERT

The opening concert of the festival takes place on the 30th of June at 7PM at Rapla Church!

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ENDING CONCERT

The ending concert of the festival takes place on the 14th of July at 7PM at Rapla Church!

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The Patron of Rapla Church Music Festival 2024 is the Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church URMAS VIILMA

*30th of June at 6 p.m. a speech-meeting with the archbishop

FESTIVAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

The artistic director of the festival is Pille Lill.

The main sponsors of the festival 

are Akzo Nobel and Harviker!

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30TH OF JUNE AT 7PM
Rapla Church

FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT -

LET'S SING PRAISE!

Girls' Choir ELLERHEIN
Duo ObSolute
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Jaanika Kuusik soprano and

Riivo Kallasmaa oboe
organist Kadri Toomoja
conductor Ingrid Kõrvits 
Program: Kreek, Debussy, Kõlar, Sisask, Maimets etc.
*meeting-speech with bishop Urmas Viilma before the concert at 6PM

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2ND OF JULY AT 7PM

Käru Church
 

MIRACLES OF SAINT MARY
Early music ensemble RONDELLUS

Maria Staak song, wheel lyre

Robert Staak lauto, percussion instruments

Johannes Christopher Staak song, wheel lyre, bagpipes, recorders

Johanna Maria Jaama fiddle, nyckelharpa
Program: Cantigas de Santa Maria 

(Songs of Mary from 13th century Spain)

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4TH OF JULY AT 7PM

 Vahastu Church

OWN AND STRANGERS​

​Singer and poet Lembe Lokk

Versatile Estonian performer

living and working in France
performs her own work as well as those of her favorite authors

Program: Cohen, Berio, Britten etc.

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6TH OF JULY AT 7PM

Rapla Church

GLASS BEAD GAME SINFONIETTA

concert master Arvo Leibur
soloist Hans Christian Aavik violin
conductor Henri Christofer Aavik

Program: Haydn, Mozart's „Turkish March”, Boccherini

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7TH OF JULY AT 7PM
Saku Church

SUMMER EVENING SOUNDS
Virgo Veldi saxophone

Jaan Ots pianist

cooperative Rednar Moks saxophone

Rapla Music School

Program: Schubert, Eespere,
Piazzolla etc.

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9TH OF JULY AT 7PM

Kehtna Church


WONDERFUL BELL RINGING

Inna Lai handbells

pianist Pille Metsson

​Program: Purcell, Saint-Saëns,
Pärt, Sibelius etc.

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11TH OF JULY AT 7PM

Velise Church

OUR PRAYERS FOR WORLD PEACE

​Latvian Mixed Choir Daugava

conductors Jevgeņijs Ustinskovs,

Alīna Lapinska and Arturs Saveļjevs

​ The program includes sacred music by European composers​

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12TH OF JULY AT 7PM

Märjamaa Church

BAROQUE PEARLS

Andres Mustonen violin

Imbi Tarum harpsichord

Program: Bach, Biber, Buxtehude etc.

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13TH OF JULY AT 7PM

Rapla Cultural Center

OPERA GALA
Rapla International

Summer Academy singers

Jo YounmiI KR, Marta Ojasoo, Hanna-Elisa Joki-Luomala FI,

Irina Goro RU, Viktoriya Lykova,

Laura-Retti Laos, Laura Olev, Cesare Kwon KR,

Daniils Lugovskis LV,

Paolo Breda Bulgherini CL

coaches Fabio Armiliato tenor IT and Simone Marziali pianist IT

The program includes well-known arias, solo songs etc.

*in collaboration with Carlo Bergonzi's Verdi Academy

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14TH OF JULY AT 7PM

Rapla Church

LIGHT IN THE SHADOWS

Maarjamaa Philharmonic Orchestra
choir and orchestra

Karmen Puis mezzosoprano

Theater Vanemuine

Germán Gholami tenor, ESP

Tadas Motiečius accordion, LIT

Evelin Uue cello

conductor Lilyan Kaiv

Program: Schönberg, Saint-Saëns, Bacalov

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