Chamber Choir Helü succesfully participated in International Choral Festival of Preveza in Greece from 5-8th of July 2018. The choir competed in sacred and free catogory, winning two golden diplomas.
Helü’s repertoire consisted of both Estonian and foreign composters. The choir performed the pieces of Arvo Pärt, Cyrillus Kreek, Ester Mägi, Veljo Tormis, Eric Whitacre, Jake Runestad, Richards Dubra ja William Byrd.
The choir was conducted by Küllike Joosing.
The international jury was formed by renowned professionals: Ambrož Čopi (Slovenia), professor Theodora Pavlovitch (Bulgaria), professor Klaus-Jürgen Etzold (Germany), Katerina Vassilikou (Greece), professor Jong-Won Park (USA) ja John Fitzpatrick (Ireland).
The International Choir Festival of Preveza has a long history, this year it already took place 36th time. The competition had six categories where over 30 choirs form three different continents competed in. In addition to that, the choirs performed various concerts in the city space, at concert halls and in churches. The festival is organised by Preveza’s choral union “Armonia” and Preveza city.
Chamber Choir Helü would like to thank all of its fans and supporters, including Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the city of Tartu and Põlva county.