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Tonu Kaljuste

(born in 1953 in Tallinn)

is a dedicated and accomplished promoter of Estonian choral chamber music

He is the artistic director and chief conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir which he founded in 1981

He has frequently worked with choirs in Finland, Sweden and Canada

Mr. Kaljuste has recorded extensively in Europe

He will be conducting an evening of classical and contemporary spiritual music of Pärt, Nystedt and Victoria

Followed by today's popular Estonian folkloric songs by Kreek and Tormis

Pro Coro Canada

A 25-member chamber choir that was founded in Alberta in 1980

It is Alberta's only professional choir

Pro Coro Canada has toured Eastern Canada, Europe and participated in the Olympic Arts Festival in Calgary

In 1990, the choir was awarded the Canada Council's prestigious Healy Willan Award for excellence in choral singing

Pro Cora Canada has been recorded extensively by CBC Radio

Concert tickets ($13/$16) are available at Gramophone Record Store, Orlando Books, Ticketmaster and Pro Cora Office 420-1247


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