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16. - 25. Aug

“A Celebration of the Heavenly grounds”


Põlva parish | Põlva

  • Music
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  • Main programme


In 2024, Põlva reaches towards the sky and eternity: a symbiosis of world culture and religions through ritual performances, music and dance awaits visitors. Let us celebrate life in all its richness!

In addition to the earthly and to what the eye can catch, there has always existed this belief into something higher and eternal. Traditions and beliefs have carried the cultural history of every nation and shaped us and our heritage. The ‘Dedication of the Heavenly Grounds’ project brings the songs, dances and rituals of different continents under the same sky. Exciting foreign performers and brilliant local cultural practitioners will join their creative and spiritual powers.

On 16-25 August, the new Heavenly Grounds will be dedicated with 8 different events taking place at Põlva Cultural Centre, St. Mary’s Church, and Intsikurmu Forest Park.

Friday 16.08
St. Mary’s Church
Georgia Archimandrite Serafim & The Monastery of 13 Holy Assyrian Fathers Choir at 21.00

Saturday 17.08
Põlva Cultural Centre
Finlay MacDONALD (Scotland) / RO:TORO at 12.00
“Whisper of the Stars” Karl Nieler (singing bowls, Germany) at 20.30

Sunday 18.08
St. Mary’s Church
Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Mikk Üleoja and Karl Nieler (singing bowls, Germany) at 18.00

Põlva Cultural Centre
SETOS / INUITS at 20.00

Friday 23.08
Intsikurmu Forest Park
Folklore dance performance “TO BEING”, directed by Aveli Asber, music by Triinu Taul at 20.30

Saturday 24.08
Intsikurmu Forest Park

Sunday 25.08
Intsikurmu Forest Park
Japanese taiko at 20.30

The events are designed for the visitors, seeking spiritual experiences and knowledge, fascinated by world religions and traditions. Events showcasing the culture and history of South Estonia and other countries will appeal to both local and foreign visitors. What makes the events special are the unique venues, in particular the Heavenly Grounds high above Põlva, with its green park, summer pavilion and a cafe.

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  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility


Põlva Kultuuri- ja Huvikeskus


Kesk 15, Põlva, Põlva maakond, Eesti

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