The College of Charleston and the Taylor Festival Choir present a Baltic celebration of music and independence at 4 p.m. April 19 at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St.
“Baltic Voices: A Choral Celebration of the Baltic Nations,” conducted by Rob Taylor, will feature music by Arvo Part, Vjejo Tormis and Eriks Eäenvald, as well as folk and patriotic songs from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which each have a strong choral tradition.
The concert will honor the musical and academic connections between Charleston and the Baltic region. It will be followed by a 6 p.m. reception at the American Theater, 466 King St., to include Estonian Consul General Eva-Marie Liimet, and a screening of the documentary “To Breathe As One.” The movie is about the Estonian choral festival; its director, Jim Tusty, will be in attendance. On April 20, Tusty will meet with students to discuss filmmaking.
Tickets for the concert, catered reception and documentary screening are $100. Concert-only tickets for preferred seating are $30 for adults, $18 for students; general admission tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Reception and documentary tickets can be purchased for $70.
Half of the revenue collected from the sale of the $100 tickets will be used to fund College of Charleston Honors College scholarships.
This event is hosted by the Huge Foundation, the Taylor Festival Choir, the College of Charleston Honors College and Patrick Properties. For more information and tickets, go to www.taylormusicgroup.net.