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Thursday, 25 May 2006

Estonian alterations

London Concord Singers are travelling to Estonia in July to do a concert in the Lutheran Cathedral and sing a service at the Charles XI Church. The programme for the concert was intended to be a repeat of our concert on July 13th at St. Mary's Church, Cadogan Street, Chelsea. That programme includes 2 Estonian works, Veljo Tormis's Jaanilaulud (St. John’s Day Songs) and Urmas Sisask's Benedictio along with Richard Rodney Bennett's Missa Brevis, which was written for Canterbury Cathedral Choir.


Unfortunately, we have discovered that we cannot perform secular pieces in our Estonian concert, so despite bravely learning to sing in Estonian for the Tormis, we will not be able to sing it in Tallinn as Jaanilaulud is most definitely secular. We'll just have to hope that we attract some Estonian's to our London concert.

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