The song that, ETV Tütarlastekoori, the Estonian participants in Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 has been revealed as “Absolute Tormis”
The ETV Tütarlastekoori (Estonian TV Girls’ Choir) have revealed that they will be performing the piece “Absolute Tormis”. The song was written and composed by Veljo Tormis, who passed away earlier this year. Veljo Tormis is viewed as one of the most influential choral composers during his lifetime, over his career he composed over 500 different choral works.
Estonia is the only country in the contest to have opted to perform just one song during their allocated six minutes. While the choir who will represent Austria in Riga will be performing three songs during their allocated six minutes.
Eurovision Choir of the Year will be held for the first time on July 22 in Riga, Latvia as part of the European Choir Games. The European Broadcasting Union has partnered with Interkultur to create this latest Eurovision family event, and both hope to see the format develop into a yearly event.
Competing in the contest are:
- Austria (ORF) – Hardchor Linz
- Belgium (RTBF) – Les Pastoreaux
- Denmark (DR) – Academic Choir of Aarhus
- Estonia (ERR) – Estonian TV Girls’ Choir
- Germany (WDR) – Jazzchor Freiburg
- Latvia (LTV) – Spīgo
- Slovenia (RTVSLO) – Carmen Manet
- Hungary (MTVA) – Bela Bartok Male Choir
- Wales (S4C) – Côr Merched Sir Gâr
The Choirs competing in the contest will perform once for up to 6 minutes. The performance can include one or several works, of any genre, and “should in part reflect national or regional character in some way”. A jury will be made up of prominent international musicians who will decide the winner of the contest.