Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm
Location: Ewell Recital Hall
About the Performers
The vocal ensemble Heinavanker provides a unique meeting point for musicians from different fields. Since 1996 the group, under the direction of composer Margo Kõlar, has creatively explored early sacred music, ancestors’ traditions, and contemporary imagination. Ancient Estonian runic songs and folk hymns are an important part of Heinavanker’s repertoire.
The ensemble has appeared at music festivals in Finland, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, and the United States. Heinavanker has recorded extensively, including for Eesti Raadio (Estonian Broadcasting Company), Suomen Yleisradio (Finnish Broadcasting Company), Sveriges Radio (Swedish Broadcasting Company), Norsk Rikskringkasting (Norwegian Broadcasting Company), Radio Suisse Romande/ Espace 2, Radio France, Kulturradio des Rundfunks Berlin Brandenburg (Germany), Czhec Radio, and Harmonia Mundi USA.