Singing Party “Sõida tasa üle silla” (Narva)

20.08.2021   19:00
Narva EV100 park

Sõida tasa üle silla

Singing Party “Sõida tasa üle silla” (“Drive Slowly Over the Bridge”) in the Narva EV100 Park on 20 August starting at 19:00.

A large free-of-charge concert performance organized by the Integration Foundation where performers with various cultural backgrounds sing together in honour of the 30th anniversary of Estonia's re-independence.

On 20 August, the Integration Foundation will hold a singing party "Drive Slowly Over the Bridge" in Narva. The aim of the singing party is to bring together people of different nationalities, different mother tongues and from different regions to sing cherished songs to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Estonia's re-independence. The singing party will take place on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Estonia's re-independence and will be Narva’s official part of the Estonia-wide anniversary party.

The singing party "Drive Slowly Over the Bridge" is named after the Estonian sentence “Sõida tasa üle silla” that was selected as the most beautiful. This party is a bridge between various communities, as all people living in Estonia are invited to take part in it - be they choir singers or just people who like music and singing. Participants will receive song books on site.

The repertoire of the singing party "Drive Slowly Over the Bridge" includes people’s favourite songs that are characteristic to Narva. There will be songs from Estonia, Russia, England, Belarus, Ukraine as well as from Ingrian nations on stage. 

The lead singers of the party will be local soloists, choirs, and the Tandem Choir of the Estonian Language House in Narva. The aim of the Tandem Choir is to combine language and cultural learning as well as to contribute to the integration of various nationalities. The Tandem Choir unites 30-40 singers of various nationalities, most of whom come from Ida-Virumaa. Over eight months, the singers of the Tandem Choir have been acquiring the repertoire of the singing party, helping each other to learn and practice Estonian and Russian. The Tandem Choir will be performing a few songs at the singing party and will be a supportive force throughout the party.

The concert performance is going to take place in the Narva EV100 Park that was established in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The park includes a grove of nationalities in Estonia, where 37 national trees symbolize the largest ethnic groups living in Estonia. The park is located at Aleksander Pushkin Street 32C, Narva.

Let’s find a common language by singing together!

Additional information:

Integratsiooni Sihtasutus