"In the summer of 2013 I visited my great aunt in Estonia. At the time I was looking for inspiration to write a new piece for Soundstreams. Although my great aunt was a citizen of Soviet Estonia, she was one of the very few people who was allowed to travel to the West - to Canada, to visit my family. In our discussions she exposed me to a fresh perspective on my family, one which poignantly made me realize how much I owe to my parents. When she described my mother as my family's guardian angel, something clicked and I knew that this commission would have to be dedicated to her. It wasn't long before I selected the beloved Ave Maria as the text and began working on the new piece".
Riho Esko Maimets (2014)

Performed by:
Choir 21
Virtuoso String Orchestra