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In just 2 days time. This Saturday 22nd July, the very first ever Eurovision Choir Of The Year will Take Place in Riga Latvia. It will be held in the Arena Riga and will see nine countries from Europe compete to see who will be crowned Europe's best. Over the next two days Eurovoxx will give you all the details of the artists. The 9 choirs are given six minutes to perform as many songs as they wish. The fourth country to be premiered is Estonia. ERR will be Estonia's national broadcaster. Eero Raun will be the nations commentator.
Who Are Estonia's Choir?
The choir representing Estonia will be the Estonian TV Girls’ Choir. As the name suggests, the choir spawned from the Children’s Television Music Studio that was founded in 1990 by Aarne Saluveer who is also their leader. It is an all female group with around 25 to 30 singers, with the age range of 15-25. The choir’s style includes spiritual and secular music of different ages, folk music, and a modern program of pop and jazz. They may have the advantage of being known home and abroad, and have performed all over the world gaining significant notoriety. They have worked with many famous artists such as Imogen Heap, and have toured Europe. They also seemed to have conquered Asia performing there several times. Check their official webpage here, and Facebook page here.
What Will They Sing?
The songs have still yet to be announced.
Who Is the Conductor?
As well as being their founder Aarne Saluveer will lead the choir out on Saturday. A very eminent choral conductor and teacher, he is well known in Estonia. In 1982 he graduated from Tallinn State Conservatory in choral conducting. Could winning the Eurovision Choir of the year be another accolade?
How Will The Winner Be Chosen?
Unlike Eurovision there will be no tele voting, and no 'douze point', instead a winner will be chosen by a professional and impartial jury. The jury will consist of Latvia's Elina Garanca (a mezz- soprano), Switzerland's Nicolas Fink (a conductor), and finally United Kingdoms John Rutter (composer).
What Are The Rules?
The choirs have up to six minutes to perform one or more songs in the time allocated, and they can use any genre of music to sing. However they, “should in part reflect national or regional character in some way”.
Eurovoxx would like to wish Estonia all the best this Saturday. Check them singing in the video below.
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