Bratislava Music Agency
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Mixed choir Endla was created in 1878, making it one of the oldest choirs in Estonia. The choir has been the backbone of the continuity of Endla Society throughout the history and has seen many interesting times and changes. At the moment 34 people from all different walks of life sing in the choir. The choir can be seen and heard during Pärnu’s official events, Christmas and Summer celebrations, joint projects with other choirs and during various festivals. The choir members get together twice a week for rehearsal, which allows them to perform in many different concert halls. The repertoire also includes many Estonian folk songs, which are always a pleasure to sing. The most memorable performances of the recent years have been the presentation of “Mass for Peace” by Karl Jenkins together with other choirs of Pärnu in 2010, at the opening ceremony of the Pärnu Choir Festival, and also the premiere performance of “Te Deum” created by Mart Siimer at the Kriisa organ consecration in St Elisabeth Church. Over the years the choir has participated in various choir contests in Estonia and Europe and achieved many different awards. In 2007 the first CD was released, “Seitsmest üheksani” (“From Seven to Nine”) which is a mix of songs from the oldest ones to the modern hits. In 2012 the Mixed Choir Endla participated in the concert dedicated to Mart Saar’s 130th anniversary and in 2014 the choir had another anniversary to celebrate – 136 years since the creation of Endla Society.
Toomas Voll (born in 1958) is a composer, conductor and music teacher. He holds a degree in conducting from Tallinn National Conservatory. Throughout many years he has been conducting several choirs and educating young singers. Since 1996 he founded his own music studio where he works as music teacher and manager. He is conducting All-Estonian Young Ladies Choir Leelo vol.2, Mixed Choir Endla, Viljandimaa Chamber Choir, the Girls Choir Argentum Vox and Children Choir “Pärnu Piigad”. Toomas Voll has been successful with his choirs at the international music festivals, he has often been recognized and awarded for excellent conducting. He is a highly valued conductor at nationwide Song Celebrations. As a composer he has written over 50 pieces of solo-and choir music.Back to the list of ensembles