Chamber Choir Sireen to release a debut album ’Terra Incognita’ with a special performance on 18th September

Estonian Chamber Choir Sireen, who gained international attention after the bold cross-genre collaboration with highly influential UK post punk band The Membranes, releases their first album ’Terra Incognita’ that includes two tracks featuring Estonian electronic music group Algorütmid. The choir is presenting their debut album in Tallinn on Sept 18th.

The album contains 19 tracks, among them original music from a new generation of talented Estonian composers Maria Kõrvits and Sander Pehk that have previously only been performed by the choir at Tallinn Music Week. The album also contains music from renowned Estonian and international composers, such as Tõnu Kõrvits, Eric Whitacre and more.

Both electro-choir tracks are a joint creation of composer Sander Pehk and Algorütmid. The lyrics of the more recent ’Сожаления’ (’Regrets’) are written by Vadim Ivanov, the frontman of the Estonian post punk band Junk Riot.

Sireen is a relatively new phenomena in the Estonian music scene, that has gained much attention after distinctive performances within Tallinn Music Week’s Classical Music Rave in 2105 and presenting The Membranes’ Mercury Prize nominated album ’Dark Matter/Dark Energy’ with Mancunian post punk troopers at a very special Universe: Explained gig last autumn.

The Membranes and Sireen joint single ‘The Universe Explodes Into A Billion Photons Of Pure White Light’ / ‘(5776) The Breathing Song’  has already been remixed by an English composer Clint Mansell, who is known for the scores of such films as ’Requiem for a Dream’ and ’Black Swan’.

The choir is a group of 20 women, led by young conductors Tiiu Sinipalu and Ülle Tuisk, that takes special pride in working with young Estonian composers and with nontraditional partners and musicians across different genres. Sireen has also been succesful in choir competitions, winning the 1st prize at the Estonian Chamber Choir Festival (2016), 2nd prize at the International Choir Festival “Tallinn 2015” and “Tallinn 2013”.

Sireen at Tallinn Music Week 2015 Classical Music Rave. Photo: Rauno Salumets

The album will be on sale in record stores across Estonia starting from 19th September.

Sireen presents their debut album ’Terra Incognita’ on Sept 18th at 5pm in Tallinn Philharmonic Society (Pikk 26, Tallinn). Tickets for €10 and €12 euros are available through Estonian Piletilevi.
More information:


  1. Estonia celebrated the start of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union with nearly 15,000 people gathering for a concert on Freedom Square

  2. Tallinn Music Week’s Telliskivi Creative City Award winners are Mart Avi, Erki Pärnoja and NOËP

  3. Tallinn Music Week attracted almost 37 000 visitors

  4. John Robb: “In all great art, there are no borders”

  5. Tallinn Music Week with Telia and Spotify announce voting for your favourite artist

  6. Erkki-Sven Tüür presents his new album at Tallinn Music Week

  7. President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid opened the Tallinn Music Week conference Creative Impact

  8. Artist Marko Mäetamm will open a new solo exhibition during Tallinn Music Week

  9. Tallinn Music Week (TMW) conference Creative Impact full programme now published

  10. The public discussion series TMW Talks encompasses issues from urban development to cosmic beauty

  11. Trad.Attack! and Onuka set to hold a joint concert at Russian Cultural Centre during Tallinn Music Week

  12. Tallinn Music Week will light up new paths in the city and give new lease of life to old garages

  13. Nordea and “Five Stars” present a carefully selected Tallinn Music Week “best of” programme

  14. Tallinn Music Week presents a documentary film programme in Sõprus cinema focusing on music, politics and consequences of consumerism

  15. TMW conference Creative Impact to put spotlight on big European questions and innovation across industries

  16. Tallinn Music Week presents more than 100 free concerts in locations from charity shop to a hotel suite

  17. Top chef Peeter Pihel cooks with “best before” ingredients at Tallinn Music Week

  18. Tallinn Music Week will fill the historic railway station Balti Jaam with sounds of the future

  19. Finnish music company Fullsteam’s 15th birthday party to be celebrated at Tallinn Music Week

  20. Kristjan Järvi presents “Radio Head Rewritten“ at Tallinn Music Week opening concert

  21. Tallinn Music Week announced new conference speakers from the rulers of London nightlife to tech revolutionaries

  22. Tallinn Music Week and the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center introduce local and international arts and the daily lives of artists

  23. Tallinn Music Week presents authentic small island tastes and the best cuisines in town

  24. Tallinn Music Week released this year’s music programme

  25. President Kersti Kaljulaid to open this year’s Tallinn Music Week conference

  26. Tallinn Music Week launches the new festival season with a new design and website

  27. Tommy Cash and NOËP at Eurosonic this week

  28. Tallinn Music Week is offering priority passes for the first time

  29. Finnish and Estonian music industries join forces to increase the export capabilities in Japan

  30. Tallinn Music Week unveils the first round of conference topics and speakers

  31. Tartu Music Week and sTARTUp Day transform the university town into music and tech festival

  32. Estonia kicked off the international tech conference Slush with Estonian president inviting everyone to become an e-resident

  33. Lithuanian psychedelic rockers Garbanotas Bosistas are the favourite of Tallinn Music Week audience

  34. Tallinn Music Week received an all time record number of artist applications from nearly 60 countries

  35. Chamber Choir Sireen to release a debut album ’Terra Incognita’ with a special performance on 18th September

  36. TMW 2017 artist application round is open, delegates passes on sale at an “early bird” rate

  37. NOЁP to perform at Finnish FLOW Festival this Saturday

  38. President Toomas Hendrik Ilves will hold a record signing session in TMW summer house at Positivus Festival on Sunday 17 July

  39. Maria Faust has been awarded with the prestigious Danish culture prize

  40. TMW 2016 artist prize Telliskivi Creative City Award goes to I Wear* Experiment

  41. President Ilves in the opening address at the TMW conference and CFCForum: terrorism and populism impact on all of us