Cyrillus Kreek

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Sat 23 Mar / 20:15 - 21:40
Sat 23 Mar ’24
20:15 - 21:40
  • Sat 23 Mar ’24
    20:15 - 21:40

Since its foundation in 1981, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir has become one of the leading choirs in the world. Especially when it comes to the beloved choral music from the Baltic States.


Cyrillus Kreek:
„I dreamed“ („Unes nägin“)
„What’s Your Twitter, My Little Bird“ („Mis sa sirised, sirtsukene“)
„Listen the Story of Light“ („Kuula valgusest imelist juttu“)
„Lullaby“ („Hällilaul“)
„Heath Bell“ („Nõmmelill“)
„Singer“ („Laulja“)
„A Harvest Song“ („Sirisege, sirbikesed“)
„I went on a Dusky Day“ („Undsel ilmal lätsi ma“)
„Winter Evening“ („Talvine õhtu“)
„Jaan is going to Midsummer Bonfire“ („Jaan läheb jaanitulele“)
„Our Master“ („Meie err“)
„Sleep Well, My Little Matthias“ („Maga, maga, Matsikene“)


Veljo Tormis „Estonian Calendar Songs“ („Eesti kalendrilaulud“):
„Martinmas Songs“ („Mardilaulud“)
„St Catherine’s Day Songs“ („Kadrilaulud“) 
„Shrovetide Songs“ („Vastlalaulud“)
„Swing Songs“ („Kiigelaulud“)
„St John’s Day Songs“ („Jaanilaulud“)

With Tõnu Kaljuste, the man who was chief conductor for twenty years, the choir now returns to defend the founder of contemporary Estonian choral music: Cyrillus Kreek.

The godfather of the current generation of famous Estonian composers is Cyrillus Kreek. He built up a large collection of Estonian folk music and often used that material as the basis for his own works. The religious music of Estonia was also a grateful source for Kreek. It resulted in scores in which the simplicity of folk music, the depth of Russian Orthodox church music and the influences of Western religious music come together to form a true Estonian unity.

Ooievaarspas discount
Ooievaarspas holders are eligible for a discount on the ticket price for this concert. To book tickets, we need to see your Ooievaarspas for registration purposes. Please contact our booking office to book your tickets.

Cloakroom and drink
Cloakroom and an intermission drink are included. If the event does not have an intermission, you will receive the drink afterwards.

The Estonian conductor Tõnu Kaljuste was raised with choral music. In 1974 he took over the Ellerhein Chamber Choir from his father, which he transformed into the professional Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. He was chief conductor there until 2001 and wrote history with recordings of works by Estonian composers such as Arvo Pärt, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Veljo Tormis.


Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Tõnu Kaljuste - conductor