Churches

Concerts of church and old music can be heard in the churches of Tallinn.

Choose a date

May 30

May 31

June 1

June 2

Miniature installations Travelling in Time

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Thursday-Sunday

How have the churches got their names?
The churches of the Old Town built during the Danish era offer an interactive display of the history of the church and the saint after whom the church was named.

Dome Church (6 Toom-Kooli St.),

Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (14 Suur-Kloostri St.)

Church of the Holy Spirit (Pühavaimu 2)

St. Olaf’s Church (50 Lai St.)

May 30

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21.00

Dome Church (6 Toom-Kooli St.),

Late night sounds in the church.
Kristi Mühling and Sakiko Ishii play the Estonian zither

May 31

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19.00

Dome Church (6 Toom-Kooli St.),

Chamber music of the vestry
Ludmilla Kõrts (soprano), string quartet composed by Meelis Vahar (violin), Sirje Müller (violin), Kristiina Sillak (viola) and Enno Lepnurm (cello), Tatjana Lepnurm (harf), Kadri Ploompuu (harmonium).
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21.00

Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (14 Suur-Kloostri St.).

Late night sounds in the church.
Sounds of Night, musical group Sinilind.

June 1

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12.00-21.00

Old Town Churches in Tallinn

Full-day journey through the churches of the Old Town with short lectures.
Discover the beauty and life of the churches of the Old Town by going on a comprehensive journey.
There is a brief lecture and introduction in each church based on the traditions of the church. In each church, the traveller will have the church’s original seal stamped in their traveller’s passport. Those who have collected the seals of all churches will participate in a draw where you can win a valuable scripture by the Estonian Bible Society. At the end of the journey, the participants receive a certificate.
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12.00

Dome Church (6 Toom-Kooli St.),

Half an Hour with Organ
The organ lesson is followed by an organ introduction to those interested. Piret Aidulo.
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17.00

Church of the Holy Spirit (2 Pühavaimu St)

Jüri Kuuskemaa introduces the Church of the Holy Spirit
2 Pühavaimu St., in Estonian.
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18.00

Dome Church (6 Toom-Kooli St.),

Concert Jõuaksin ma suul tänada to mark the 30th anniversary of St. Michael’s Boys’ Choir.
St. Michael’s Boys’ Choir
Dome Church (6 Toom-Kooli St.)
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19.00

St. Nicholas’ Church (3 Niguliste St.)

Saints of Tallinn, early music concert by Rondellus
Joint concert-lecture of Rondellus and the St. Nicholas’ Museum on the saints of Tallinn. The songs performed that were written to the saints and date back to 13th century are interspersed with the comments of Kerttu Palginõmm, the curator of the St. Nicholas’ Museum.
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20.00

14 Suur-Kloostri St.

Jüri Kuuskemaa introduces the Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord.
14 Suur-Kloostri St., in Estonian
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20.00

Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (14 Suur-Kloostri St)

Concert
Choir
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21.00

50 Lai St

Jüri Kuuskemaa introduces St. Olaf’s Church
(50 Lai St.), in Estonian.
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21.00

St. Olaf’s Church (50 Lai St.)

Late night sounds in the church. Steps back in Centuries.
Medieval and renaissance music.

June 2

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9.45

All Old Town churches

Church bells ringing in the Old Town
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13.00

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (10 Lossi Square).

Lecture introducing the traditions and history of the church.
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14.00

Dome Church (6 Toom-Kooli St.),

Jüri Kuuskemaa introduces the Dome Church.
6 Toom-Kooli St., in Estonian.
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14.00

Swedish St. Michael's Church (9 Rüütli St.).

Songs under the Sea Star
Ensemble Heinavanker.
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17.00

Dome Church (6 Toom-Kooli St.),

Concert
Aleksander Arder (tenor), Ott Indermitte (baritone), Piret Aidulo (organ)
The organizer has the right to make changes in the program!

Main organiser

Anne Velt
anne.velt@tallinnlv.ee

Communication

Janne Raavik
janne@vanalinnapaevad.ee

Program

Katrin Valkna
karin@vanalinnapaevad.ee

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