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USA: concerts of Heinavanker

The vocal ensemble Heinavanker is a unique meeting point for musicians active in different fields.

Since 1996 the group under the direction of composer Margo Kõlar has delved into early sacred music, our ancestors' traditions and contemporary imagination. Ancient Estonian runic songs and folk hymns are an important part of Heinavanker's repertoire.

The name Heinavanker originates from Hieronymos Bosch's (1453-1516) Haywain Triptych. Its allegoric scenes seem as if inspired by today's life. On this strange painting, there's a huge stack of hay rolling through a land laboring in acquisitiveness towards destruction. In the midst of this, music arises. Both a snide demon and a praying angel are trying to get the musicians under their domain of influence.

The concerts of Heinavanker are supported by the EV100, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Author's Society and Music Export Estonia.


April 7, 2018, at 7 p.m., St Margaret Church
Annapolis, Maryland, USA

April 8, 2018, at 3.30 p.m., The National Gallery of Art
Washington DC, USA

April 10, 2018, at 7.30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

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