Peterborough Singers Host Estonian National Male Choir, May 24, 8 pm
RAM KOOR, as it is known, is one of the top choirs in the world, ranking with Orphei Drangar of Sweden.
RAM Koor (Estonian National Male Choir) celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. The choir was founded in 1944 by the conductor Gustav Ernesaks, considered a founding father of choral music in Estonia. The male choir, which originally sang a cappella, is now a world-renowned professional choir noted for its renditions of large-scale choral works. The choir has regularly recorded with Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Finlandia, Alba Records, Virgin Classics, and GB Records.
In 2004, RAM won a prestigious Grammy award. RAM Koor has performed more than 6,000 concerts in Estonia, in major cities of the former Soviet Union, and in various countries across Western Europe, as well as in Israel, Canada, and the United States. During its anniversary season, the choir will give concerts at several venues in Estonia as well as in Israel, Canada, France (Festival de la Voix de Chateauroux, and Germany (Hanover). This will be RAM Koor’s first visit to Canada in 20 years.
The tour organizers wish to extend their sincere thanks to the Peterborough Singers for their help in organizing this event.