Heinavanker Estonian Folk Ensemble
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Listen to Heinavnaker Estonia performing Rahva Önnistegija from the album Heinavanker: Choral Music (Estonian Religious Folk Chorales) by Johannes Ockeghem:


The Heinavanker Estonian Folk Ensemble presents the second concert in the FASO 2014-2015 Season on Sunday, November 2, 2014!  You don't want to miss it!

This world renowned vocal ensemble hails from the northern European country of Estonia. Ancient Estonian runic songs and folk hymns are an important part of Heinavanker's repertoire.

The vocal ensemble Heinavanker is a unique meeting point for musicians active in different fields. Since 1996 the group under direction of composer Margo Kõlar has delved into early sacred music, our ancestors' traditions and contemporary imagination. 

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.

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