Kooskolas Choir Farewell Concert
3:30pm 25th May 2019 - 5:30pm 25th May 2019
Venue Name: Stephen's Uniting Church
Venue Address: 197 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000
Event Type: Concert
Cost: See Below
Choir(s): The Estonian / Australian Choral Choir, Kooskolas (Together In Song)
Kooskõlas Choir Farewell
The Estonian / Australian Choral Choir, Kooskõlas (Together In Song), is having its Farewell Concert at Stephen’s Uniting Church, 197 Macquarie Street, on the 25 May 2019 at 3:30pm – doors open at 3:00pm.
Under the direction of Choir Director, Dr Naomi Cooper, Kooskõlas has been successful in its audition to perform in Estonia in July 2019 as part of a combined choir of 30,000 to perform to an audience of over 100,000 to celebrate “Laulupidu” – an event held every five years to commemorate Estonia’s freedom from occupation.
This Farewell Concert will comprise the entire repertoire that will be performed at “Laulupidu”.
To give some perspective of this event – the Estonian Song Festival (Laulupidu) – is a unique cultural event which, every five years, brings together choirs from around Estonia and the world for a celebration over several days in July.
More than just an internationally-recognised choral event, Laulupidu has become a key anchor of Estonian identity and symbol of independence.
In the 19th century this celebration was at the core of the Estonian’s national awakening. Their singing traditions helped enforce their language and cultural heritage. It would inspire their fight for independence in 1918.
During more than 50 years of Soviet occupation after World War Two the song celebration helped keep the Estonian’s national spirit alive. In 1988, in a show of solidarity against their occupiers, several hundred-thousand people gathered at the Tallinn Song Festival grounds and sang songs of freedom for many days and nights. There would be many more. This spirited defiance would become known as the “Singing Revolution” as it helped end Soviet rule of the country, allowing Estonia to regain its cherished independence in 1991.
We invite you all to be part of our Farewell Concert to share with our supporters, family and friends.
Advance Ticket Sales:
$10 – 12years and under
Door Sales (Cash):
$10 – 12 years and under.