Estonian choral music
Estonia is famous for its rich choral tradition, and its growing repertoire. In this atelier you will take a journey through Estonian choral music with the conductor Peeter Perens, the artistic director of the XXVII Estonian Song Dance and Celebration, held in 2019.
Peeter Perens (EE) studied choral conducting in Tallinn Conservatory (prof. Kuno Areng) and classical singing in the Estonian Academy of Music (prof. Virgilius Noreika). Currently, he is the Chief Conductor of the Academic Male Choir of Tallinn University of Technology and Estonian Bank Chamber Choir. In the past he has worked with Mixed Choir of Estonia Society, Tallinn University of Technology Chamber Choir, Estonian National Youth Choir, Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and Estonian National Opera Choir, and lead the Department of Choral Conducting of Tallinn Georg Ots Music College. He has conducted the Song and Dance Festival Choirs in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2017, and is the Artistic Director of the upcoming XXVII Estonian Song Celebration in 2019.