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Wednesday, 11.12.2013, 22:57
Estonia's National Male Choir takes part in Torino Festival 2012
The Estonian National Male Choir (RAM) will take part in the five-day Festival Europa Cantat XVIII which begins today in Torino, Italy, the Estonian national broadcasting corporation EER reported.
The group is to perform four a capella concerts in addition to attending a workshop by choir maestro Veljo Tormis, writes LETA.
Besides Tormis' work, RAM will perform the works of Cyrillus Kreek, Pärt Uusberg, Andres Lemba, Arvo Pärt, Märt-Matis Lille and Galina Grigorjeva, said the state concert institute Eesti Kontsert. Conductor Mikk Üleoja will handle the choirmaster and art direction duties.
On August 2, 2012, the Best European Choir Conductor award for 2012 will be given to Belgian musician Maarten van Ingelgem, whose winning work will be performed by RAM.
The Europa Cantat festival takes place every three years and is organized by the European Choral Association.
The European Choral Association – Europa Cantat is a network of organisations, choirs and individuals in the choral field in Europe. It is the result of a merger between Europa Cantat – European Federation of Young Choirs (EFYC), founded in 1960/1963 and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Europäischer Chorverbände (AGEC), founded in 1955 and it offers activities for choirs, young singers, conductors, composers and managers on all levels from Europe and beyond