Veljo Tormis Internet, Radio and Television Broadcasts

International radio broadcasts are becoming more available to anyone with a high speed transfer rate on their computer modem. Not all radio stations have an internet broadcast feed but there are many that do. The listings below are based primarily on either actual radio "on-air" signals or internet transmissions that I have personally heard. Most internet broadcasts are available in one of three dominant formats: Real Audio, Apple Quick Time Player or Windows Media Player. In some cases, all formats are even offered as an option. All of these audio players in their basic formats are commonly available as free downloads. Usually, an upgraded version is available for an on-line payment. Please remember that internet transmissions are in mono sound i.e. there are not 2 separate channels that you are receiving, but just one.

It is important to keep in mind the time zone differences for broadcasts originating from locations at great distances from yourself. e.g. evening concerts from Europe are commonly "on-air" from noon to early afternoon in North America / evening concerts from North America are commonly "on-air" from early a.m. hours to early morning in Europe.

If you know of Veljo Tormis radio broadcasts and/or internet transmissions that are not listed here, please contact me with the details via e-mail at: alan.teder@sympatico.ca.

Internet, Radio and Television Broadcasts in 2004

Date of television broadcasts: FRANCE & EUROPE > April 14, 2004 (20:50 hours) April 16, 2004 (17:20 hours) April 20, 2004 (17:00 hours)

Dates of recording: The concert portions of The Tormis Circle are believed to have been recorded at the EPCC concert of May 24, 2002

Television Station: MEZZO (Satellite Pay TV station for France and neighbouring European countries)

Television program name: The Tormis Circle (followed by a broadcast of the ETV (Estonian Television) film Baltic Voices which also features the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)

Premiere or event: French Satellite/Pay TV Broadcast of the RM Associates film The Tormis Circle

Works by Veljo Tormis selected from the works of the May 24, 2002 concert: Waking the Birds (from the cycle Livonian Heritage), Singing Aboard Ship, A Thrall in Viru (from the cycle Karelian Destiny), Litany to Thunder, 6 songs (from the cycle Vepsian Paths), 2 songs (from the cycle Three Estonian Game Songs), Curse upon Iron, My Mouth Was Singing, My Heart Was Worrying (from the cycle Izhorian Epic), 2 songs (from the cycle Ingrian Evenings).

Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste

Location (concert filming): St. Catherine's Church, Tallinn, Estonia

Other information: The broadcast of The Tormis Circle (approx. 60 minute length) is followed by a broadcast of the film Baltic Voices (approx. 38 minute length) which features the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir conducted by Paul Hillier.

Date of broadcast: SWEDEN > Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 16:20 to 16:35 hours Swedish Time (10:20 to 10:35 Eastern Standard Time)

(this is a link to the Swedish language March 6, 2004 program schedule at Swedish Radio P2) NOTE: TIMES ARE FROM THE SWEDISH RADIO PAGES AS LISTED AT THE TIME OF POSTING. IN THE CASE OF SOME BROADCASTS THESE CAN BE APPROXIMATE, SO LISTENERS ARE ADVISED TO ALLOW AT LEAST 5 MINUTES LEEWAY IN ORDER TO BE SURE TO CATCH BROADCASTS.

Date of recording: 1995

Radio Station: Swedish Radio P2 (Listen via the internet by clicking the Real Audio link at the top left of the page. Be sure to set the audiostream signal to P2)

Radio program name: Radiokören sjunger

Premiere or event: Rebroadcast of Swedish Radio Choir concert excerpt

Performers: Annika Eliasson-Frick, soprano on Vallrop / Swedish Radio Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste

Interview: unknown at this time

Location: Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden

Works on the programme: Einojuhani Rautavaara: Canticum Mariae virginis; Veljo Tormis: Vallrop

Date of broadcast: ESTONIA > Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 14:00 to 14:40 hours Estonian Time (expected to last approximately 40 minutes)

Date of original filming and recording: The concert portions of The Tormis Circle are believed to have been recorded at the EPCC concert of May 24, 2002

Television Station: Estonian Television

Television program name: Tormise Ring (The Tormis Ring)

Premiere or event: Rebroadcast of the videofilm Tormise Ring (The Tormis Ring)

Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste

Interview: unknown at this time

Locations (concert recording): St. Catherine's Church, Tallinn, Estonia

Works by Veljo Tormis selected from the programme of the May 24, 2002 concert: Waking the Birds (from the cycle Livonian Heritage), Singing Aboard Ship, A Thrall in Viru (from the cycle Karelian Destiny), Litany to Thunder, 6 songs (from the cycle Vepsian Paths), 2 songs (from the cycle Three Estonian Game Songs), Curse upon Iron, My Mouth Was Singing, My Heart Was Worrying (from the cycle Izhorian Epic), 2 songs (from the cycle Ingrian Evenings).

Date & time of broadcast: CANADA > Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 22:00 to 24:00 hours North American Eastern Standard Times

Date of performance: Thursday, January 29, 2004.

Radio Station: CBC Radio 2 also via internet at www.cbc.ca/audio.html (choose from Real Player, Quicktime or Windows Media Player)

Radio program and announcer name: Two New Hours with Larry Lake

Premiere or event: Raua needmine (Curse Upon Iron) at the 2004 Winnipeg New Music Festival

Performers: Winnipeg Singers

Location: Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Veljo Tormis work on the programme: Raua needmine (Curse Upon Iron)

Works on the programme: to be announced, but should include the complete programme of the January 29, 2004 concert at the WSO New Music Festival. See further details at the Winnipeg CBC site

Date & time of broadcast: CANADA > Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 8:00 to 10:00 hrs. North American Eastern Standard Time

Date of performance: Friday, November 7, 2003.

Radio Station: CBC Radio 2 also via internet at www.cbc.ca/audio.html (choose from Real Player, Quicktime or Windows Media Player)

Radio program name and announcer: Choral Concert with Howard Dyck.

Premiere or event: Estonian Voices (Concluding concerts of the 2003 North American Tour by the EPCC/Hillier)

Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Paul Hillier

Location: Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Canada

Veljo Tormis work on the programme: Kullervo's Message (1994)

Works on the programme: to be announced but should include the complete programme of the November 7, 2003 EPCC/Hillier concert in Toronto, Canada.

Internet, Radio and Television Broadcasts in 2003

Date of performance: pre-recorded documentary film, the concert portions of The Tormis Circle are believed to have been recorded at the EPCC concert of May 24, 2002

Date & time of broadcast: Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 16:00hrs. Estonian Time

Television Station: Estonian Television

Television program name: Muusikatund (Music Hour)

Premiere or event: Estonian premiere broadcast of The Tormis Ring

Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste

Locations (concert recording): St. Catherine's Church, Tallinn, Estonia

Works by Veljo Tormis selected from the programme of the May 24, 2002 concert: Waking the Birds (from the cycle Livonian Heritage), Singing Aboard Ship, A Thrall in Viru (from the cycle Karelian Destiny), Litany to Thunder, 6 songs (from the cycle Vepsian Paths), 2 songs (from the cycle Three Estonian Game Songs), Curse upon Iron, My Mouth Was Singing, My Heart Was Worrying (from the cycle Izhorian Epic), 2 songs (from the cycle Ingrian Evenings).

Date of performance: Sunday, June 8, 2003 at 17:00hrs Estonian Time (10:00hrs Eastern Standard Time)

Date & time of broadcast: Live broadcast, date as above.

Radio Station: Estonian Classical Radio (note: this is a Real Audio link)

Radio program name and announcer: Täna konserdisaalis (Today in the Concert Hall) with Marge-Ly Rookäär

Premiere or event: Estonian premiere of Veljo Tormis' Kullervo's Message

Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Paul Hillier

Location: Tallinn Rootsi-Mihkli Church, Tallinn, Estonia.

Works on the programme: Cyrillus Kreek: Religious Folksongs Part One (1916-1919); Rene Eespere: Festina Lente (1998); Toivo Tulev: Siis oled vaikusen mu ligi üksi Sina (2002); Veljo Tormis: Kullervo's Message (1994); Arvo Pärt: Two Slavic Psalms (1984); Cyrillus Kreek: Religious Folksongs Part Two (1916-1919).

Date of performance: Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 19:00 Estonian Time (12:00 Eastern Standard Time)

Date & time of broadcast: Live broadcast, date as above.

Radio Station: Estonian Classical Radio (note: this is a Real Audio link)

Radio program name and announcer: Täna konserdisaalis (Today in the Concert Hall) with Kersti Inno

Premiere or event: EPCC Estonian concert prior to Italian tour (March 17 & 18 concerts)

Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste

Location: Tallinn Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia.

Works on the programme: Pjotr Tchaikovsky: An Angel cried out; Sergei Rachmaninov: Vespers Op. 37 (Parts 6-15); Gustav Mahler: Die zwei blauen Augen, Ich bin der Welt adhanden gekommen; Jean Sibelius: Rakastava Op. 14; Bela Bartók: A búdjosó; Bo Holten: Regn og Rusk og Rosenbusk; Veljo Tormis: Sinikan laulu.

Internet, Radio and Television Broadcasts in 2002

Date of performance: August 9, 2002 at 20:00 hours.

Date & time of broadcast: was apparently broadcast as a live audio stream at the time of the concert.

Radio Station: Minnesota Public Radio (Note: link will take you to the page at MPR where you can click on a recorded audio stream of this concert)

Radio program name and announcer: Unknown

Premiere or event: World Youth Choir Concert at the World Choral Symposium 2002

Performers: World Youth Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste

Location: Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Works on the programme: Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium Nunquam Habui (40-part motet); Gustav Mahler: Die Zwei Blauen Augen (aus lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (1896)), Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen; Knut Nystedt: Miserere 16-part chorus of mixed voices a cappella Op.14; Arvo Pärt: ...which was the son of...; Nikolai Sidelnikov: I, II, IV & V from "Cordial Talks"; Ernst Toch: Geographical Fugue; Veljo Tormis: From Ingrian Evenings (A roundelay, Röntuska V, & Ending and Going Home) part of the Forgotten Peoples cycle; Benjamin Britten: Concord; Traditional arr. by Moses Hogan: Elijah Rock.

Date of performance: July/August 2002 (specific concert unknown).

Date & time of broadcast: October 20, 2002 at 08:00 to 10:00 North American Eastern Standard  Time.

Radio Station: Canadian CBC Radio 2

Radio program name and announcer: Choral Concert with Howard Dyck

Premiere or event: World Youth Choir Concerts 2002

Performers: World Youth Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste

Location: unknown at this time.

Works on the programme: Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium; Gustav Mahler: Die Zwei Blauen Augen, Ich bin der Welt abhanden; Knut Nystedt: Miserere; Arvo Pärt: ...which was the son of...; Veljo Tormis: A Roundelay, Röntuska V, & Ending and Going Home from Ingrian Evenings portion of Forgotten Peoples cycle; Traditional arr. by Moses Hogan: Elijah Rock; Benjamin Britten: Concord.

Date of performance: February 26, 2002 in Toronto, Canada

Date & time of broadcast: March 3, 2002 at 8:00 to 10:00 hrs. North American Eastern Standard Time

Radio Station: CBC Radio 2

Radio program name and announcer: Choral Concert with Howard Dyck.

Premiere or event: Northern Encounters Festival 2002

Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tõnu Kaljuste

Location: Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Canada

Works on the programme: Sergei Rachmaninov: Vespers - All Night Vigil Op. 37; Veljo Tormis: Singing Aboard Ship, A thrall in Viru, Litany to Thunder, The only son, Toot toot herdsboy, Curse Upon Iron. ENCORE: Miina Härma: Ei saa mitte vaiki olla (I cannot remain silent).

Internet, Radio and Television Broadcasts in 1997

Date of performance: September tbd, 1996

Date of broadcast: September 24, 1997 at 19:30 UK Time

Radio Station: BBC Radio 3

Radio Programme Name and Announcer: Performance on 3 with Sarah Walker

Premiere or event: U.K. Premieres at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival of Living Composers 1996 - A Celebration of Music from the Baltic States.

Performers: David Lloyd, Irene Williamson, Ian Fisher, Daniel Edwards: horns; Robert Court: organ; Vale of Glamorgan Youth Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Tõnu Kaljuste

Location: All Saints Church, Barry, Wales, U.K.

Works on the programme: Peteris Vasks: Cantabile for string orchestra; Veljo Tormis: The Bishop and the Pagan for vocal ensemble;  Bronius Kutavicius: Last Pagan Rites for Chorus, Organ and Horns; Urmas Sisask: Deo gracias (from Gloria patri); Arvo Pärt: Te Deum.