The event brought together Estonian choirs and folk dance groups from 14 European countries to the city of Leicester in the Midlands. The programme of performances took the audience on a musical journey through the last 100 years of Estonian history.
Check out what our performers from 14 different countries across the Europe had to say
The Estonian embassy in Dublin and personal contacts between Estonia and Ireland played an integral part in the formation of the Estonian ladies’ folk dance group ‘Iirised’
Haaslava Male Voice Choir (established in 1923) is one of the oldest parish-based men’s choirs in Estonia.
“Estonian Folks” (EF) was founded by the London Estonian Society (LES) folk dance group and has brought together several Estonian folk dance groups.
IES TULEVIK was formed in 1974 by a group of second-generation Estonians living in Britain with one purpose – to promote and preserve the Estonian language and culture.
“Laiali” has already performed in Belgium, Holland, Estonia and Germany, and next is Leicester!
The Estonian Ladies Chamber Choir in London was established in March 2017 by their conductor Reet Kromel-Williams.
“Tuuletütred” (Daughters of the Wind) is an Estonian dance group based in Holland, which was established in 2012.
The European Estonians Choir (EEC) was established in the summer of 2007 at Sangaste Castle in the south of Estonia.
The band, ÖÖ (“Night”), have come together from far and wide to produce a repertoire inspired by folk and cultural experiences spanning several generations.