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Singing Contest Celebrating Veljo Tormis's 95th Anniversary!

27 Mar 2024

VT

The Veljo Tormis Virtual Center invites the global family of choirs, ensembles and singers to participate in a grand tribute to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the legendary composer Veljo Tormis.

The Veljo Tormis Virtual Center invites the global family of choirs, ensembles and singers to participate in a grand tribute to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the legendary composer Veljo Tormis.

Veljo Tormis is internationally regarded as one of the greatest choral music composers of the modern era who has left an indelible mark on Estonian cultural heritage. Tormis's compositions have brought joy and touched hearts across all continents, resonating in smaller gatherings, folk festivals, and grand concert halls.

The call unites the singer's community, which cherishes and perpetuates the creative legacy of Veljo Tormis. Participants are encouraged to select and perform their favorite Veljo Tormis song(s), capture their performances in a free-form video, upload the videos to YouTube, and share the link with the organizer (contact details provided below). Additionally, social media tags and posts featuring #Tormis95 are highly encouraged!

The main prize of the singing contest offers a unique opportunity to visit Veljo Tormis's birthplace in Kõrveaia, exploring his artistic roots in Kuusalu parish, Estonia. Winners will be chosen by an international jury evaluating the emotional impact, conveying the song's message, vocal clarity, technical proficiency, or innovative approach. Exciting prizes await the standout performances!

A video compilation featuring all submissions will be screened at Veljo Tormis's birthplace on August 7, 2025, as well as virtually with the global audience.

The deadline for submitting videos is May 5, 2025.

For further information, please contact iti@veljotormis.com; eva@veljotormis.com.

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