Songs of a Distant Past Glee Club Presents: Heinavanker
33 Mercer Street, Princeton
Friday, November 18 | 7:30PM
Princeton University Glee Club
Princeton University Chamber Choir
Gabriel Crouch, director
$15 general/ $5 students
Thank you for joining us on Friday, November 18th at 7:30pm for an intimate performance by Estonia's premier a cappella ensemble, Heinavanker. Past audience members to this extraordinary group of singers "no longer knew whether they were seated in wooden benches or floating in the sky" as the rarely performed Estonian folk hymns and runic sons transported them to a distant time. The ensemble, established in 1996 and now under the direction of composer Margo Kõlar, is committed to preserving early traditions of ancient music through a contemporary lens. The name “Heinavanker” originates from Hieronymos Bosch' (1453-1516) Haywain Triptych. Its allegoric scenes seem as if inspired from today's life. On this strange painting, there's a huge stack of hay rolling through a land laboring in acquisitiveness towards destruction. In the midst of this, music arises. Both a snide demon and a praying angel are trying to get the musicians under their domain of influence. This concert is free and open to the public.