Friday, April 4, 2008

The Singing Revolution - how Estonians raised their voices and achieved independence

A new film entitled The Singing Revolution tells the story of how Estonians raised their voices in song and in defiance of the Soviet Union in order to achieve their independence. The move retells this remarkable, true piece of history, and the film that has earned raves from reviewers at the New York Times and the Los angeles Times among others. You can learn more about the movie at

The Singing Revolution will be shown at the Hollywood Theatre at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd from April 4th through April 10th. Showtmes are:

Fri 7:00
Sat-Sun 12:45 / 3:00 / 7:00
Mon - Thurs 7:00

I have not been to Estonia, but several of my colleagues from the Portland Symphonic Choir have traveled to that country to sing in their massive choir festivals,, which can involve more than 50,000 singers in a big stadium. Imagine the Civic Stadium being filled with singers! Well, that would hold only 25,000 or so. In Estonia, singing means so much more.

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