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Concert places
1. Assembly Hall of the University of Tartu (Ülikooli 18)

Assembly Hall of the University of Tartu is located in the University of Tartu Main Building, which is one of the finest specimens of classicist architecture in Estonia. Its neoclassical elegance and simplicity make the Assembly Hall the university's most beautiful venue. The hall's inauguration ceremony was held on 31 July 1809. From that day on, all major events of the university have been celebrated in the Assembly Hall.
Assembly Hall is one of the best (maybe even the best) concert hall in Estonia. We are very lucky, aren't we?


Photos by: Toomas Tuul, Mait Jüriado

2. Former church of the University of Tartu
(Jakobi 1)

Church of the University of Tartu was a church in the back of the main building built in 1860. Back then it was used by the congregation of the church. After the II World War it was used as a humanitarian sciences library. The furnishing was removed and a dividing ceiling of concrete was built. So, today the ones who have concerts and performances there are literally between the heaven and the ground. In the first floors there is nowadays an archive of the University and the Office of Academic Affairs.

 
Photos by: Commons.Wikimedia.com, Kirsi Lange.

3. St. John's Church (Jaani 5)

St. John's Church (Estonian: Jaani kirik) is a Brick Gothic Lutheran church, one of the landmarks of the city of Tartu. It's one of the most beloved places for concerts in Tartu as it has a beautiful soft acoustics.
The most outstanding feature of St. John's is its wealth of terracotta figurines surrounding the church's exterior. Originally, there were more than a thousand hand-made figurines, each different from the others; now, about 200 have survived. The large number of individual figurines has given birth to the hypotheses that they might have been modelled after citizens of Tartu; on the other hand, some of them wear crowns, which hints they might depict someone else.

Photos by: Jaani Kirik    

4. Tartu Uus Teater (Tartu New Theatre) (Lai 37)

At present Tartu New Theatre is not a house or a stage or a group or a paying job, but rather an open platform for new ideas. This theatre is based on the possibility that theatre can only exist upon free will, not because of a tradition, occupation or obligation. Of course this might mean that Tartu New Theatre will be gone before you know it, because there’s no will to do theatre. But then again it might mean that Tartu New Theatre will stay, and further more will survive longer than any other institutionally secured theatre, not depending on cultural, political or personal drafts.
The theatre is a newest place for concerts in Tartu, even it works in an old building with smells and tastes of the past times. Lovely place, really!

 
Photos by: commons.wikimedia.com, Tartu Uus Teater

5. Tasku Center (Turu 2)

Tasku Trade Center is a mall in Tartu downtown that has more than 50 shops, cinema and offices. These three choirs who will be performing here have a great opportunity to be seen by very many people.

 
Photos by: garmin.ee, Tasku Keskus


6. The University of Tartu History Museum (Lossi 25)

The University of Tartu History Museum showcases the history of science and university education in Tartu from the 17th century to the present day. The museum is located on Toome Hill, which has also been poetically described as an abode of the muses. Here the museum occupies several historical university buildings dating from the 19th century - the former university library built in the choir of the ruins of a former dome cathedral, the Old Observatory and part of the Old Anatomical Theatre. White Hall of the museum is really a place to sing in Tartu - it has a touch of intimacy as well perceived very majestically.

The University of Tartu History Museum is part of a larger university institution - Museums of the University of Tartu, which also includes the university’s Art Museum and Natural History Museum. All three cooperate closely with one another.


Photos by: commons.wikimedia.com, Andres Tennus