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The auditions for the Song and Dance Celebration have started all over Estonia

All choirs will participate in two rounds of auditions to practice the repertoire of different choir categories and joint choirs. According to Peeter Perens, the head conductor of the Celebration, the aim of the auditions is to practice together with the actual conductors of the celebration. “I hope the auditions will also inspire choirs and orchestras in their preparation for the big event,” said Perens.

Dance celebration participants are also taking part in two rounds of joint rehearsals, also in order for the dancers to “really feel the idea and emotion of each dance”, as Vaike Rajaste, the main director of the dance celebration puts it.

617 auditions and rehearsals have been planned throughout Estonia until the end of May. By the end of the two rounds the participants of the Song and Dance Celebration will be selected from among all applicants.