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31.1.2024 | Culture

Spiritual and secular songs from the island of Corsica

Text Susanna Poikela
Photo Elizabeth Larsen

Spiritual and secular songs from the island of Corsica

 

The Corsican vocal ensemble Spartimu have arrived for a series of concerts in Estonia. The six-member singing group will perform the island’s traditional spiritual and secular songs in Jõhvi, Pärnu, Tartu, and Tallinn.

The singing tradition of Corsican men goes back to the distant past. The island’s unique singing culture includes singing in a small circle. Singing close together and face-to-face connects different voices more seamlessly than is possible in conventional line singing. In addition, the arrangement facilitates a smooth change of lead singer. The singing experience is also more shared and expressive in circle singing than a usual choir.

The ritual repetitions will create a meditative atmosphere in the concerts. If you long for a deep sense of calm and relaxation, the Corsican vocal ensemble Spartimu is the right concert choice for you. The six members of the group also work actively as promoters and teachers of the Corsican singing tradition.

 

In total, the  group will perform the following four concerts around Estonia:

  • January 31 at 7 pm in the Jõhvi concert hall
  • February 1 at 7 pm in the Pärnu Concert Hall
  • February 2 at 7 pm in the Vanemuise concert hall in Tartu
  • February 3 at 7 pm in Niguliste Church, Tallinn

Tickets for the concerts are available at Piletilevi

 

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