Ticket sales for Tartu Song Festival concerts begins on 4 MayPress statement 4.05.2009
Starting from today, Piletilevi and Piletimaailm ticket sale chains will offer Tartu Song Festival tickets. The number of participants of the festival exceeds 8,000. This year's event will be a great spectacle where Vanemuine Theatre Symphony Orchestra, runic singers and folk musicians will perform in addition to choirs, dance groups and wind bands. Ticket prices for the 13 June main song festival concert are as follows: single ticket 50 kroons, family ticket (at least 2 adults and 2 children) 140 kroons.
The festive concert of the eve of Tartu Song Festival will take place on 12 June at 19:00 in the building of St Mary's Church (Pepleri 1). Vanemuine Theatre Symphony Orchestra and selected choirs from Tartu – Tartu Academic Male Choir, Tartu University Academic Female Choir, Tartu University Chamber Choir and Tartu Youth Choir will perform cyclical pieces by Estonian composers. The concert's conductors are Lauri Sirp and Taavo Virkhaus and soloists Karmen Puis and Taavi Tampuu.
St Mary's Church is an important place in the history of song festivals – in 1869, the general rehearsal for the first General Song Festival was held there with 800 male singers. A. H. Willigerode, a minister of St Mary's congregation, was the president of the song festival, i.e the chairman of the festival committee who did a significant part of the organising work. For one evening, the hall that has been used for sports for a long time, will turn into a concert hall with great acoustics and atmosphere.
Ticket prices of the song festival eve's concert are: floor and centre balcony 100 kroons, side balconies and discount tickets (students, retired persons) 80 kroons.