Estonian Business School Chamber Choir was established in 1998 and has been active ever since. Throughout this long journey, we have conquered many stages on many events and one of the best things about the choir is that it gives the singer an opportunity to perform and share the stage with different well-known Estonian musicians. For example, we have shared the stage with Uku Suviste, Jaan Pehk, Liisi Koikson, Birgit Sarrap and of course Grete Paia and Tanel Padar, but that’s not where the list ends.
In addition to performing experiences, the choir gives you an opportunity to broaden your horizon, because many of the concerts take place abroad. One of our most important concerts was in 2018 and it took place in Finland, where we could participate in the gala concert for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, where many of the most well-known Estonian songs were sang.
Of course, you also have an opportunity to find yourself some awesome new friends. It’s hard to tell, what’s our phenomena exactly, but the people who have given the choir their heart, are always somehow staying in touch with the choir. It just grows into an important and a beautiful part of your life and the members are not just co-singers but rather friends. Friends and music! Amazing!
The soul of our choir is our extraordinary conductor Tõnno Piigli who has some amazing connections among musicians and a lot of knowledge in conducting a choir, which he gained at Tallinn Georg Ots Music School. Besides, he has also studied conducting at Estonian Academy of Music in a class by Ants Soots. He has even been a singer in Estonian National Male Choir and in addition to all of that, he is currently the head of the Cultural Centre of Saku parish. Tõnno is the one who brings us all together, and who we all have so much to learn from. He’s not only the conductor and the leader of the choir but he’s also a great friend to all of us, just as much as all of the singers are friends to each other.
This Choir gives so much more than just an experience in singing and performing – this choir can potentially become your second family, a group to rely on and to experience lots of interesting adventures with. If you are interested in us and have some previous experiences in music, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
Editor: Tea Teesalu
Translator: Marlen Kuusk