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THE BEGINNING, 19th CENTURY

1869 – the first Estonian Song Celebration was held in Tartu with 878 male singers and brass players. Publisher Johann Voldemar…

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SONG CELEBRATIONS DURING THE FIRST REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA

1923– the first Celebration in independent Estonia on a permanent stage in Tallinn, that could fit 12 000 singers. The…

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SONG AND DANCE CELEBRATIONS DURING THE ERA OF SOVIET OCCUPATION

1947– Gustav Ernesaks was one of the artistic directors. In spite of massive Soviet propaganda the repertoire was still mostly…

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SONG AND DANCE CELEBRATIONS AFTER THE RESTORATION OF INDEPENDENCE

1994– the first celebration after the restoration of independence. 1999– young children’s choirs participated for the first time. President Lennart…

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