Girls Choir Canzone


Founded in 2001 at Haapsalu Music School with twenty singers, the girls choir Canzone has grown to now 50 members. The girls, aged 12 to 20, sing everything from medieval canons to modern arrangements of pop hits. The choir’s repertoire includes works by Estonian composers, Estonian folk music settings, gospel music, spirituals and choral music with jazz motifs. Inspired by a workshop with the girls, the Danish composer John Høybye wrote three Christmas songs, which he dedicated to the choir and its conductors. Canzone has given concerts all around the world. At competitions they particularly often won prizes in the folklore category.