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S 15. Jun 2024

“Forgotten Peoples” V. Tormis / Chœur de l’Orchestre de Paris (conductor Ingrid Mänd)

20:00 - 21:30

Eesti Rahva Muuseum

  • Music
  • Main programme


Veljo Tormis' choral cycle "Forgotten Peoples" will be performed by Chœur de l’Orchestre de Paris in Tartu. Tormis’ cycle includes three parts in the repertoire: “Izhorian Epic”, “Votic Wedding Songs” and “Ingrian Evenings”. Ingrid Mänd will conduct the choir who will sing in Vadja and Isuri languages and in the Ingrian Finnish dialect.

NB! You can also listen to the live broadcast of the concert on Klassikaraadio.

▶ Schedule

Estonian National Museum A-entrance, the concert will take place indoors.

18:30 Doors open (access to “Echo of the Urals” exhibition and café)
19:30 Entry to the hall (ENM bridge area)
20:00 Concert begins
21:30 Concert ends

☑ With a concert ticket, you can visit the exhibition “Echo of the Urals” at the Estonian National Museum for free from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Before the concert, please access the exhibition through the restaurant.

The premiere of the composition took place on 14 March, 2023, at the Paris Philharmonic. “Forgotten Peoples” is the masterpiece of Veljo Tormis’s choral composition – a musical portrait of six Finno-Ugric tribes along the Baltic Sea. The six-part choral cycle completed between 1970 and 1989 takes on a new meaning in the French performance.

Alyona Movko-Mägi created the video and lighting design for the concert which conveys Finno-Ugric culture and traditions. The choral works are thus interwoven with high quality visuals encapsulating the living conditions of the Finno-Ugrian indigenous people, based on materials selected from the Estonian film archive and Lennart Meri’s films. In addition, the art of Kaljo Põllu has also been used in the video design.

▶ Accessibility

• ERM parking lots have marked accessible parking spaces. It is possible to move in ERM and between different floors with a wheelchair. ERM has two wheelchairs and two rollators for free use. If possible, please let us know in advance if you wish to use them by calling 736 3050. Accessible toilet is located in the lobby (on the 0th floor, accessible by elevator) Priority is given to individuals with Toilet Access Card. Descriptions of ERM building and routes in text and audio files can be found here:

• There are designated seats in the hall (chairs with backs), wheelchair seats are located along the middle aisle. The sound of the concert is amplified and a hearing loop can be used. In the background of the choir, visuals are shown on the screens (no audio description). If you require assistance to buy the concert tickets, please contact Piletilevi via e-mail [email protected] or on working days from 9 am till 17 pm by phone +372 6 248 032.

If you require assistance to attend the concert, don’t hesitate to contact us. We kindly request that you notify us of your needs at least 5 business days in advance: +372 5667 2037 or [email protected].

• We recommend coming on foot, by bike or by public transport. Tartu 2024 bus partner Lux Express transports guests comfortably from major centres in Estonia and across the border, as well as directly from the bus terminals of Tallinn and Riga airports. Buy a ticket: Bus tickets within Estonia at and train tickets at

The bicycle rental point of the city of Tartu is located by the Museum road. Bicycle racks are located in the A-parking lot on the museum side.

Nearest bus stops to ERM:
• ERM (line 7)
• Jänese (lines 8, 9, 21, 25, 735)
• Orava (lines 8, 9, 25)
• Tartu city line schedules:

In ERM, disabled parking spaces are located in the A-parking lot for those who possess a blue badge.

The concert “Forgotten Peoples” is part of the Tartu 2024 Finno-Ugric Days programme, which will be held on 14-15 June at the Estonian National Museum. More information: It is also part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.


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  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Partially accessible for the visually impaired
  • Partially accessible for the hearing impaired


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