On Saturday, May 1st, 10 new countries will be joined into the European Union. Dublin and ten other towns and cities (each one a partner for a joining country) in Ireland are hosting a “Day of Welcomes” in the framework of half a year of cultural exchange programs between Ireland and the joining countries. Estonia is represented by its world-famous professional music group, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, whose principal conductor since 2001 has been Paul Hillier. The choir, together with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Tõnu Kaljuste conducting will perform on Friday April 30th at 10.30pm at St Nicholas’s Collegiate Church in Galway (partner city for Estonia), and on Saturday May 1st at 3pm at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. The programme consists of music by most famous Estonian composers: works by Arvo Pärt, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Cyrillus Kreek. Composer Erkki-Sven Tüür will also be present at the performances.