Programme

The festival offers 44 ateliers for singers lasting from 4 to 8 days, consisting of 3-hour morning rehearsals and ending with a public concert. It is possible to stay on after your atelier, attending some of the discovery ateliers or the programme for conductors and composers. Some ateliers (when it says “+1”) contain a free day before the final concert, so that you can attend discovery ateliers or lectures – or take some time to discover the city. Groups and choirs can sign up as a group for the same atelier, or divide into different ateliers. Indicate three ateliers of your choice and apply by 31st December 2017 and your participation will be guaranteed in at least one of the three (unless ateliers have to be cancelled due to lack of applications)!

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE IN SHORT*

Date Morning Afternoon Evening
Friday
27 July
Arrival, check-in, finding your accommodation 18:00 dinner Welcome event
Saturday
28 July
09:30-12:30 atelier rehearsals, conductors’ and composers’ programme, discovery ateliers 13:00-14.30 lunch
14:00-14:30 Public Open Singing
15:00-17:45 concerts by participating choirs
18:00-18:45 Open Singing for participants
18:30-20:00 dinner
20:30 Opening Ceremony
22:30 Night Concert
Sunday
29 July
09:30-12:30 atelier rehearsals, conductors’ and composers’ programme, discovery ateliers 13:00-14.30 lunch
14:00-14:30 Public Open Singing
15:00-17:45 concerts by participating choirs
18:00-18:45 Open Singing for participants
18:30-20:00 dinner
20:30 Concerts
Monday
30 July
09:30-12:30 atelier rehearsals, conductors’ and composers’ programme, discovery ateliers 13:00-14.30 lunch
14:00-14:30 Public Open Singing
15:00-17:45 concerts by participating choirs
18:00-18:45 Open Singing for participants
18:30-20:00 dinner
20:00 Night of Choirs
Tuesday
31 July
09:30-12:30 atelier rehearsals, conductors’ and composers’ programme, discovery ateliers 13:00-14.30 lunch
14:00-14:30 Public Open Singing
15:00-17:45 final performances of 4-day ateliers
18:00-18:45 Open Singing for participants
18:30-20:00 dinner
20:30 Concerts
Wednesday
1 August
09:30-12:30 atelier rehearsals, conductors’ and composers’ programme, discovery ateliers 13:00-14.30 lunch
14:00-14:30 Public Open Singing
15:00-17:45 final performances of 5-day ateliers
18:00-18:45 Open Singing for participants
18:30-20:00 dinner
20:30 Concerts
22:00 Promenade concert
Thursday
2 August
09:30-12:30 atelier rehearsals, conductors’ and composers’ programme, discovery ateliers 13:00-14.30 lunch
14:00-14:30 Public Open Singing
15:00-17:45 final performances of 6-day ateliers
18:00-18:45 Open Singing for participants
18:30-20:00 dinner
20:30 final performances of 6-day ateliers and other evening concerts
22:30 Night concert
Friday
3 August
09:30-12:30 atelier rehearsals, conductors’ and composers’ programme, discovery ateliers 13:00 lunch
Rehearsals for anniversary concert
Picnic dinner
20:30 Anniversary concert “Happy Birthday, Estonia!” and final performance of 7-day atelier
Saturday
4 August
09:30-12:30 atelier rehearsals, conductors’ and composers’ programme, discovery ateliers 13:00-14.30 lunch
14:00-14:30 Public Open Singing
15:00-17:45 final performances of 8-day ateliers
18:00-18:45 Open Singing for participants
18:30-20:00 dinner
20:30 Final performances of 8-day ateliers
22:30 Farewell party
Sunday
5 August
Departure

*The schedule is subject to change