Los Altos Town Crier ran a story about local mother and daughter Margaret and Elizabeth Barnett of Los Altos, CA, who recently traveled to Estonia to perform in front of thousands of people at Laulupidu, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Estonian festival’s Song Celebration.
The Barnetts sang with the Estonian Community Choir of San Francisco, one of eight American choirs in a festival that featured 1,020 of them. To qualify, the choir had to undergo a two-part selection process that involved learning the festival set list – in the Estonian language.
Although the Barnetts do not have any Estonian heritage, they were drawn to the choir by their “love of beautiful choral music, and what the Estonian festival meant to everyone … singing as one voice, united through music,” Margaret said.
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