Achievements/concert tours

Ellerhein Girls’ Choir’s festivals, competitions and concert tours through the years

  • 1970 festival in Bulgaria
  • 1974, 1975 festivals for children’s choirs in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
  • 1977 first prize and a gold medal at the children’s choirs’ competition in Celje, Jugoslavia
  • 1981 concert tour in Finland
  • 1985 children’s choirs’ festival in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
  • 1986 international choral festival“Sympaatti” in Finland
  • 1988 Second prize in the female choirs category at the international choral festival“Tallinn 88″
  • 1988 first prize at the international choral Kathaumixw in Powell River, Canada
  • 1989 festival in Harrogate, England
  • 1989 Christmas concerts in Finland
  • 1990 concerts in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1990 first prize in the girls’choirs category at the international children’s choirs festival in Giessen, Germany
  • 1990 first prize in the children’s choirs category et the international choir competition in Tolosa, Spain
  • 1991 song festival in Joensuu, Finland
  • 1991 second prize in the female choirs category at the international choir festival “Tallinn 91″
  • 1991 concerts in Säffle, Sweden
  • 1992 concerts in Esbjerg, Denmark
  • 1992 Z. Kodaly seminar in Finland
  • 1992 international children’s choirs’ festival in Ulm, Germany
  • 1992 international youth choirs’ festival in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1992 international festival “Les Petits Chanteurs” in Paris and Bourgogne, France
  • 1992 second and third prize in the female and male choirs category at the international choral competition in Tolosa, Spain
  • 1993 Grand Prix at the international children’s choirs competition in Nantes, France
  • 1993 concerts in honor of the 75th independence day of the Republic of Estonia in Göteborg, Sweden
  • 1993 third prize at the international choral competition “Florilege Vocal de Tours” in Tours, France
  • 1994 concert tour in Belgium, France and Germany
  • 1994 second prize et the international choral competition “Singing Youth 1994″ in Tokyo, Japan (tape contest)
  • 1994 first prizes in the female and childrens choirs categories at the international choir festival “Tallinn´94″
  • 1994 first and second prize in the female and male choirs category at the internationa lchoral competition  ”Guido d´Arezzo 1994″ in Italy
  • 1995 concerts celebrating the 77th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia in Riga, Latvia
  • 1995 concerts celebrating Estonian national culture in Turu, Finland
  • 1995 festival “Basel´95″ for European youth choirs in Switzerland. Concerts in Belgium and Germany
  • 1995 choral festival in Sande, Norway
  • 1995 Grand Prix and first prize in the female choirs category at the international choral festival “Takarazuka´95″ and a concert tour in Japan
  • 1995 concert tour Germany-Belgium-France
  • 1996 Finno-Ugric music festival in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1997 first prize in the girls’ choirs category, I prize in the folklore category and conductor’s prize and second prize at the international childrens and youth choirs competition in Giessen, Germany
  • 1997 international youth choirs festival in Kiimink, Finland
  • 1997 European Grand Prix and first prize in the childrens choirs category at the international choral competition in Tolosa, Spain
  • 1998 concerts in celebration of the 80th annivesary of the Republic of Estonia in Paris, Hague, Brussels and London
  • 1998 C. A Seghizzi X European Grand Prix for Choral Singing. A place in the finals among the topp five choirs in Gorizia, Italy
  • 1999 Australian international choral festival in Sydney, concerts in Melbourne and Adelaide
  • 1999 international girls’ choirs festival “Meitenu Balsis´99″ in Latvia
  • 2000 first prize in the A-category at the national female choirs competition dedicated to the 70th birthday of Veljo Tormis
  • 2000 a five week (24 concerts) concert tour in Japan
  • 2000 second prize in the children’s choirs category atthe international choral competition in Tolosa, Spain
  • 2001 first prize in the female choirs category at the 7th international choir festival “Tallinn 2001″
  • 2002 guest of honor at the 20th Bela Bartok international choir competition in Debrecen, Hungary
  • 2003 first prize in the female choirs category at the 8th international choir festival “Tallinn 2003″
  • 2003 festival Europa Cantat XV, Urmas Sisask cantata “Benedicamus Patrem”
  • 2004 Grammy award, for Jean Sibelius “Cantatas” , in category nr 96 – best choral performance
  • 2005 first prize at the Ankara choral festival
  • 2006 EBU radio contest in Wuppertal, Germany
  • 2007 Estonian Public Broadcasting award for best Estonian choir
  • 2007 first prize in the male and female choirs category at the international choir festival „Tallinn 2007“
  • 2008 main prize (Choir of the World) at the reputable choral singing festival “International Choral Kathaumixw” in Powell River, Canada
  • 2009 concert tour in Japan
  • 2009 Grand Prix at the choir festival “Tallinn 2009″, second prize in the female and male choirs category, special prize for the best performance of the compulsory piece „Peace Upon You, Jerusalem“ by Arvo Pärt
  • 2012 gold level second prize at the international choral competition kuldtasemel Ave Verum in Baden, Austria
  • 2013 second prize in the youth choirs category at the international choir festival ”Tallinn 2013“
  • 2013 third prize in the female choirs category and second prize in the folklore category at the 31st Cantonigros international music festival
  • 2013 concert tour in Spain and Andorra
  • 2013 participation at the international choral festival Choral Crossroads 2013 in Limassol, Cyprus
  • 2014 Grand Prix’ at the 53rd Seghizzi international competition of choral singing in Italy, special prize for the highest score in the female choirs category, special prize for the performance of Veljo Tormis’ „Virmalised“ („Northern lights“), audience prize in the folk music and gospel music categories, conductor’s prize in the romantic era and contemporary music and gospel music categories
  • 2015 concert tour and participation at the MustonenFest in Tel Aviv; performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion together with the Estonian National Male Choir, Jerusalem symphony orchestra and Andres Mustonen; Israel
  • 2015 concert tour in Hungary
  • 2015 prize trip to Italy for the Grand prix prize achieved at the 53rd Seghizzi international competition of choral singing in 2014