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Newsletter January 2014

Nordic Student Singers' Summit 2014 Tartu Newsletter

January 2014 


All receivers of this e-mail, please send our newsletter personally to every NSSS 2014 participant! 

Dear NSSS 2014 Tartu participant!

 
The dream team of NSSS Tartu is happy to wish you a great start of a year 2014, which will also be a NSSS year. The organizing of the festival is well on the way and the minds of the choirs of Tartu are more and more set on making NSSS 2014 Tartu as great as possible. 
This edition continues more or less with the same themes as the first one. You'll have the chance to meet yet another Estonian choir participating in the NSSS 2014 Tartu. There's also an interview with one of the members of the dream team who will enlighten us the everyday life of the artistic panel of NSSS 2014. Also we continue to introduce some notable Estonian choir composers. And last but not least, the memories of Hans Lundgren, "the father" of NSSS. Sit back and enjoy! 
Click here for NSSS 2014 Tartu Newsletter archive and more!

NB! Important deadlines to catch: 

 
31.01 - Informing your contact persons about individual concerts of the participating choirs 
February Choirs choose places for an opening concert. Information on that will be sent soon. 
01.02 - Informing your contact persons whether a bus is needed (either only for a trip Tartu-Tallinn-Tartu or for a whole time during the festival)
24.02  - Paying the second part of the participation fee 
15.03 - Registrating your participance the gala concert 
March Informing about special diets (food allergies, vegetarianism etc.) of the participants (forms will be sent to you soon); Ordering of the NSSS 2014 Tartu souvenirs  

Tehnikaülikooli Akadeemiline Meeskoor is a choir of 75 men, two conductors, two vocalists and two electric pianos. 

Do you know why they wear a swallowtail when singing? This and much more will be answered in a small insight to the life and world of the Academic Male Choir of Tallinn University 

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Ever wondered how did NSSS start? 


"The father" of NSSS Hans Lundgren gives us a brief overview of the first years of the NSSS festivals. 

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A brief insight into the enchanting music of Arvo Pärt (part 2)


The second part of the interview with a musicologist Kaire Maimets-Volt about a world famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Kaire worked as an art director of the International Arvo Pärt Center in 2011–2012. 

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Meet Kristi Kuningas – the Assistant of the Artistic Panel 


Kristi is a woman to be heard. She never talks too much but you can be sure that everything she says has a sense in it and everything she does will turn out just as it was meant to be. 

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Kristi on the right with the Chief of the Festival - Maarja Ülper - on the left 
Veljo Tormis in the rehersal of "Forgotten Peoples". Photo by Piret Pakler

"Forgotten Peoples" by Veljo Tormis. A Monument to the Baltic-Finns

 
November has always been one of the must frustrating months in the Nordic countries. In  Estonian folk calendar November marks the beginning of the end of souls’ time. Last November the ingenious choir cycle “Unustatud rahvad/Forgotten Peoples” by Veljo Tormis was performed during a concert of the chamber choir Collegium Musicale both in Tartu and in Tallinn. 

We're waiting for your memories about NSSS! 

 
In this edition we have a chance to read about the first Estonian choir at NSSS in 1993. As a matter of fact we are gathering memories about previous NSSS festivals and therefore call on you to send us your valuable recollections. Every flashback would be a great inspiration to us all and help to bind us, the organisers, better together with you, the participants. Every piece of memory (a text, a picture etc.) is more than welcome! 
 
More info about collecting memoires will be published soon at NSSS 2014 Tartu homepage. 
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Editors 
Ken Ird, Nele Dresen 

Translators 
Nele Dresen, Eike Lorents, Mari Pever 

Special thanks to 
Hans Lundgren, Kaire Maimets-Volt, Kristi Kuningas, Annely Tank, Triinu Arak, Indrek Saar, Maarja Ülper, the Academic Male Choir of Tallinn University 

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