Celebration of the anniversary year of the Republic of Estonia to end today with a thank-you concert

28.11.2008 | 12:49

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Tallinn, Stenbock House, 28 November 2008 – Today, the celebrations of the 90th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will end with a festive ceremony at the Estonia Concert Hall. ETV will show a live broadcast of the event beginning at 19.00. President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will thank all of the people who have contributed to the success of the anniversary year across Estonia.

The people who have helped in organising the celebrations of the anniversary year of Estonia – from all counties, community centres, societies and associations, local governments, hobby and professional theatres – have been invited to the thank-you concert. The people who have assisted in the organisation of major national events such as the night-time song festival, the cleaning campaign “Let’s do it” or the concert series in Estonian parishes, have been invited as well.

Tonight, the choir piece “Loits Eestile” (“Incantation for Estonia”) by Urmas Sisask will be performed at the Estonia Concert Hall. It is one of the five novelty compositions that during the Estonian anniversary year have been dedicated, as musical presents, to the countries that have greatly assisted in the gaining or the restoration of the independence of Estonia.

The stage director of the festive thank-you concert concluding the anniversary year is Peeter Jalakas.

The anniversary year of the Republic of Estonia started last year on 28 November, when we celebrated the passing of 90 years from the decision of the democratically assembled Land Council to declare itself as the carrier of the highest power in Estonia. The celebrations of the anniversary year will end on the day when 90 years will have passed from the beginning of the War of Independence.

During the 90th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the night-time song-festival “Time to Notice,” the citizen-initiative cleaning campaign “Let’s do it 2008,” the major exhibition “The will to be on our own” at the Estonian History Museum, the concert series “Invitation to a birthday – a festive concert in my parish,” the theatre project “Back to Vargamäe” and many concerts and performances have been held. In total, almost 1000 events were organised for celebrating the anniversary year of the Republic of Estonia, in addition to which the events held at schools, kindergartens, local governments and associations are added.

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