Since 2012, on the day before the Victory Day parade, a charity concert called "Songs for a Soldier" has been held. In 2012 - 2019, the concert was broadcast live on ETV and shown on the 23rd of June before or after the Victory Day parade. In 2020, Kanal2 broadcasted the concert.
In 2012 - 2019, the concert always took place in the same city as the Victory Day parade. In addition to the TV broadcast, which could be seen all over Estonia, the local audience was also delighted. In the past the concert has been held in Pärnu, Haapsalu, Võru, Rakvere, Kärdla, Valga, Tallinn and Tartu. In 2020, the concert was supposed to reach Paide, but due to the corona crisis, the events related to Victory Day were cancelled. Thus, it was decided to give a concert in the military base in Tapa, where the audience consisted of Estonian and NATO soldiers, who are together every day and separated from the rest of the world anyway. This provided an opportunity to have a live concert with an audience.
The concert at the military base was new and fresh and this is why we decided to continue with new and wonderful tradition.
The concert "Songs for a Soldier" is a good opportunity to draw the attention of the general public to the national defence and our veteran families.
The artists will be accompanied at the concert by the Estonian Defense Forces Orchestra, the singers will perform songs from the Estonian Gold Fund in addition to their hit songs. There will be singers, some of whom are legends themselves and others who have sung themselves in the hearts of the Estonian audience over the years. Of course, some take their first steps on the big stages. The joy is shared by audiences of all ages and tastes. Anne Veski, Tanel Padar, Uku Suviste, Laura, Lenna, Ott Lepland, Stefan, Trad Attack, Birgit Sarrap, Getter Jaani, Pearu Paulus, Liis Lemsalu, Mari Jürjens, Liisi Koikson, Johansonid, Ines, Jäääär, Ariadne, Luisa, Helin-Mari Arder, Riho Sibul, Daniel Levi, Jaanus Nõgisto, Jüri Pootsman and many more have performed at the "Songs for a Soldier" concert over the years. A selection of performances in the years 2012 - 2018 can be listened to HERE. The 2019 concert can be watched on ERR and a selection of songs can be found on the Caroline Illenzeer Foundation's Youtube channel
The concert lasts one and a half to two hours, and there are donation numbers on the screen that you can call throughout the broadcast and replay. Between the music, we show interludes that tell the stories about the families that the Foundation supports.
Donation numbers can be called all year round - they are always open.
900 6715 - 15 euros
900 6735 - 35 euros