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Estonian YouTube sensation GREIP North American concert tour!

23.02.2013 - 01.03.2013

This five member vocal ensemble experienced their breakthrough in 2011 with over 100,000 views in two days of their contemporary rendition of an Estonian folk song, “Vihma Loits.” They continue to be an Estonian YouTube sensation with over 445,000 views currently.  To put this in perspective, the entire country of Estonia has only 1.3 million people meaning almost 1/3 of the population has seen this video.

 

In addition to being a top 10 finalist in a worldwide a capella competition in Leipzig, Germany, Greip has won numerous vocal ensemble awards in Estonia, been nominated for the Estonian Music Awards and performed throughout Germany, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and, of course, Estonia.

 

What makes them so unique? Greip sings only a cappella music and their diverse repertory consists of peaceful ballads, swinging rock, pop and folk music on top of their own compositions. Their arrangements are original and carry the history of Estonian folk music into the 21st century.

 

The ensemble consists of:

Karin Leetsar – soprano

Mari Holm – alto

Fred Rõigas – tenor

Rauno Muttik - baritone, beatbox

Reimo Kiisk – bass

 

www.greip.eu

 

 

CONCERT TOUR:

 

NEW YORK

 

02/23 95th Estonian Independence Day Celebration

1pm at The Community Church of New York: 40 East 35th Stree
www.estonianhousenewyork.com

 

02/23 Guest performers at Ghostlight’s concert “Sacred”

8pm at St. Michael's Church: West 99th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

www.ghostlightchorus.com

 

02/27 Guest performers at Bridges Vocal Ensemble concert

7pm at Don't Tell Mama: 343 West 46th Street

www.donttellmamanyc.com

 

02/28 Vocal ensemble Greip concert

7pm at Scandinavia House: 58 Park Avenue (38th Street)

www.scandinaviahouse.org

 

WASHINGTON D.C.

 

03/02 95th Estonian Independence Day Celebration

2pm at St. Paul's Lutheran Church: 4900 Connecticut Avenue

www.estemb.org/eng

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