Eller Girl’s Choir
This choir was founded in 2010 when a choir studio was initiated at Heino Eller Tartu Music College. Its singers are young women aged 17-24 who study at various high schools or universities in Tartu. The choir’s current members have been singing together since October 2021. Taking part in international competitions and festivals has been an important part of the choir’s activities, alongside with concerts at school and in Tartu.
Since 2013 Eller Girl’s Choir has won 1st prizes in Malta, Spain and Ireland. In October 2021 Eller Girls’ Choir celebrated their 10th birthday and was proclaimed Choir of the Year 2021
The choir’s repertoire mostly consists of contemporary Estonian and international choral works and Estonian folk music. The love of making music together, creating a warm atmosphere on the stage for each other and also for the audience and enjoying each other’s company is the binding force that has kept the choir together all this time. The founder and chief conductor of the choir is Külli Lokko.
Külli Lokko – conductor
Külli Lokko is the head conductor of Eller Girls` Choir and E STuudio Chamber Choir. Külli Lokko was awarded the title Conductor of the Year 2015 by the Estonian Choral Association and Best Conductor at ’Canta al Mar’ in 2015 and ’Seghizzi’ in 2016.