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Rapla Church Music Festival

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Rapla Church Music Festival began in 1993 in cooperation with Finnish church musicians with the objective to introduce the rich musical heritage of the world to the festival audience. During the years, multiple musical pieces and grand musical compositions that belong to the classical music’s gold fond have been performed. The festival expanded out of Rapla Mary Magdalene Church’s walls in 1997 and since then it has reached other cities and counties of Estonia. Professional music has ringed in Rapla county’s small village churches and in beautiful manors. Most of Estonia’s music elite and foreign performers from all over the world have performed at the festival. In 2016 the headliner was YOA Orchestra of the Americas with world famous musicians – French cellist Gautier Capuçon, conductors Carlos Miguel Prieto from Mexico and Benjamin Zander from United Kingdom. International Rapla Summer School is held in the context of the festival from 2010 with master courses for singers, string players, brass players and conductors. From the same year the art director of the festival is Pille Lill, who is an opera singer and creator of a fund which bears her name and the organizer is PLMF

The festival has been awarded with the quality label EFFE 2016-2017. CONGRATULATIONS!

The festival is honored that EELC’s (ESTONIAN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH) archbishop URMAS VIILMAA is supporting our activities as a patron. 

The festival of 2017 was dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the headliner was the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, soloist ANNA-LIISA BEZRODNY (violin), conductor MIHHAIL GERTS.


The program of the festival will be released subsequently: 


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