In April 2022, in addition to regular exhibitions, the music series "TÜMRI kontsert" (IMCB’s Concert in English) started at the premises of the UT Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology. The opening concert on April 6 was really wonderful!
The singers of the Alumni Choir Of The Academic Women's Choir Of The University Of Tartu, who opened the concert series, offered a really magical musical experience to all those present. The concert "Let's Sing It Wondersful" included both classical music and arrangements of Estonian folk songs, and also completely new choral music was performed.
The event was introduced by the director of IMCB, Professor Maia Kivisaar, who was also on stage with the choir singers. Professor Kivisaar emphasized that singing will help to make a world a better place.
The printed concert program was available in Estonian, English and Ukrainian, and there were several Ukrainians in the audience. On stage, there were serveral employees from the UT Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology singing in the choir.
After the concert, everybody was asked to join a small gathering in the atrium of the Omicum building where new art exhibition was opened at the same day by the Native Textile students of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy.
ICMB if thankful to the choir singers who contributed to creating a new tradition in our institute. Our gratitude goes also to all the people in the audience! The next event in the series "TÜMRI kontsert" will take place on April 18, when there will be a violin concert by the students (both children and grown-ups) of private music school "Helivõlu" (music teacher Kristi Timma). The event will be held in the atrium of Omicum building (Riia 23b/2, Tartu).
This event was the first in concert series "TÜMRI kontsert" („IMCB’s Concert“ in English). The concert took place in the auditorium 207, in the historical building of UT Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (Riia 23, Tartu). Regular concert activities are planned in our premises within this series.
The concert programme:
C. Gounod „O, salutaris hostia“
G. Bizet „Agnus Dei“
P. S. Unt „Järv leegib eha paistel“
M. Saar „Allik“
K. Tuul (Kuulpak) „Unelaul“
Ukraina rahvalaul, sdn M. Leontovitš „Štšedrik“
V. Tormis „Modaalsed etüüdid“
ALUMNI CHOIR OF THE ACADEMIC WOMEN'S CHOIR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TARTU is a constantly operating concert choir, where alumni of the university's academic women's choir and other university choirs, employees of the University of Tartu, and doctoral students sing. The choir was founded in 1992 by maestro Vaike Uibopuu, who is now the choir's Honorary Conductor. She was the choir's conductor until the autumn of 2013, since then Ülle Sakarias has been conducting the choir (for the first three years with Tiiu Sinipalu (now Ivanova)). The choir is trained vocally by Karmen Puis, a soloist and vocal teacher at Theater Vanemuine. The choir gives four to five concerts every year and participates regularly at the song festivals. The alumni choir has won prizes in competitions , including a silver diploma at the Gdansk International Choir Festival in 2016 and the first place in the category of female and male choirs at the Chernomorski Zvutsi Choir Festival in Bulgaria in 2018.
CONDUCTOR ÜLLE SAKARIAS graduated from Tartu Music School and Estonian Music Academy with a degree in choir conducting. After graduating, she started working as a teacher of choir music at the Tartu Teachers' Seminary, and as a lecturer at the University of Tartu. The choir of music teacher students prepared the exam concerts and successfully participated in international choir competitions in Riva del Garda, Italy, and Llangollen, UK. Many of her former students work as music teachers and choir directors. Ülle has been the conductor of the male choir "Gaudeamus" and the women's choir of The Filiae Patriae Sorority. Currently, she conducts Alumni Choir of the Academic Women's Choir of the University of Tartu, the Jõgeva County Mixed Choir "Serviti" and the Äksi Mixed Choir. She alsi teaches music at the Tartu Kroonuaia School.
Photos from the concert on April 6, 2022: