Veljo Tormis' Music Brought Gold Medal

16 Jul 2023


The Estonian Women's Choir "Kevad" won first place in the women's chamber choir category at the World Choir Games in Gangneung, South Korea.

Under the direction of conductor Õnne-Ann Roosvee, Sergei Rachmaninov's "Bogoroditse devo", Pierre Passereau's "Il est bel et bon", Frode Fjellheim's "Dona Nobis Pacem" and Veljo Tormis' "Autumn landscapes: Wind over the wasteland, Cold autumn night, Heather" were performed.

324 choirs from 35 countries participated in the World Games, while South Korean choirs were more than 100 in the competition. Choir "Kevad" participated in this competition as the only Estonian choir. "It's an incredible achievement to win a gold medal at a competition of this level. Kevad gave absolutely everything and introduced Estonian and world choral music in the best quality both at the competition and at our friendship concert in Gangneung," said Roosvee.

Choir "Kevad" will be singing at several upcoming concerts in Seoul.