UW choirs welcomes Vox Populi, from Tallinn Estonia, known for their genre-extending multimedia performances integrating singing, digital video, and movement. This concert features music by Estonian composer Vijo Tormis, including song cycles Autumn Landscape, Modal Etudes, and other selections.
Passion for music and singing is what unites the spirited young people of the Youth Mixed Choir Vox Populi. The main aim of Vox Populi beholds offering memorable moments to the singers and the audience, the opportunity to develop one’s talent for music and to bring people together as friends. Vox Populi was founded in 2006 and currently holds ca 70 active members. The repertoire varies from folklore and sacral to pop- and jazz music.
Since its foundation, Vox Populi has had several notable moments competing in different choral competitions in Estonia and abroad. 2012 was especially successful when Vox Populi won first prizes in Viimsi JazzPopFest (Estonia) and Freamunde International Choir Competition (Portugal). In 2013 Vox Populi won two gold medals in Festival of Songs Olomouc (Czech Republic). In 2014, Vox Populi won a silver medal at the World Choir Games and first prize at Valga jazz/pop fest. In Estonia, Vox Populi is probably best known for concert-performances inspired by Estonian and Finno-Ugric folklore and the creation of Veljo Tormis.
Vox Populi’s heart and soul is the conductor Janne Fridolin, who was honored as the Best Young Conductor 2010, the Best Conductor-Music Teacher 2013 and nominated for the Best Conductor award 2014 by the Estonian Choral Association. She was also named the Best Conductor in Freamunde International Choir Competition 2012.
Vox Populi’s vocal coach is Andreas Väljamäe.