Concert of XII Youth Song Celebration “Here I’ll Stay”
Sunday, July 2 at 2 PM, Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. Janne Fridolin is chosen to be head of the children’s choirs and also will conduct two songs: “The Day Leaves for Purple Trees” Music by Gustav Ernesaks (1908–1993), lyrics by folklore & Juhan Sütiste (1899–1945) and “Paradise” Music & lyrics by Mari Jürjens (1988), arrangements by Andres Lemba. Congratulations, it’s remarkable! We are proud!
Tallinn Old Town Days 2017
2nd of June 2017 we had a chance to perform at Tallinn Old Town Days together with TantsuGeen dancers. It was enjoyable and interesting experience. Next time again!
This year marks 130 years since the passing of Estonian poet Lydia Koidula, and 70 years since her reburial. Vox Populi had the honor of collaborating with the Estonian Society for Music Education, musicologist Tiia Järg, and choral conducting students from Tallinn Music High School to introduce, via concert-lecture, the life and life’s work of our country’s beloved poet to students across Estonia. We visited Kose Cultural Center, Vändra Cultural Center, Paide High School, Võru Kreutzwald School, Keila School, Lääne County Joint High School, Jakob Westholm High School, and Pirita Economic High School.
Vox Populi 10
Passion for music and singing is what unites the spirited young people of the Youth Mixed Choir Vox Populi. The main aim of Vox Populi beholds offering memorable moments to the singers and the audience, the opportunity to develop one’s talent for music and to bring people together as friends. Vox Populi was founded in 2006 and currently holds ca 70 active members. The repertoire varies from folklore and sacral to pop- and jazz music.
Since its foundation, Vox Populi has had several notable moments competing in different choral competitions in Estonia and abroad. 2012 was especially successful when Vox Populi won first prizes in Viimsi JazzPopFest (Estonia) and Freamunde International Choir Competition (Portugal). In 2013 Vox Populi won two gold medals in Festival of Songs Olomouc (Czech Republic). In 2014, Vox Populi won a silver medal at the World Choir Games and first prize at Valga jazz/pop fest. In Estonia, Vox Populi is probably best known for concert-performances inspired by Estonian and Finno-Ugric folklore and the creation of Veljo Tormis.
Vox Populi’s heart and soul is the conductor Janne Fridolin, who was honored as the Best Young Conductor 2010, the Best Conductor-Music Teacher 2013 and nominated for the Best Conductor award 2014 by the Estonian Choral Association. She was also named the Best Conductor in Freamunde International Choir Competition 2012.
Vox Populi’s vocal coach is Andreas Väljamäe.