A recording of the charity concert "Songs for a Soldier" took place at Ämari Airport on June 16th, where some of the best Estonian singers were accompanied by the Estonian Military Orchestra. The concert was attended by the President of the Republic of Estonia Alar Karis and his wife, President Kersti Kaljulaid, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Commander of the Defense Forces Martin Herem and many others. The concert will be broadcast on the evening of June 22nd at 8 pm on Kanal 2 and on the Postimees website.
With donations collected through the concert, the Carolin Illenzeer Foundation supports the education and recreational activities of children of severely injured or fallen Defence Forces personnel. 64 children receive support from the Foundation, and one of the children of the Foundation, 7-year-old Kaspar Mets, was the host of the evening with Mirtel Pohla. Kaspar, who receives support for swimming, also interviewed the patron of the Foundation, President Alar Karis about his hobbies in his youth. The president talked about how his grandmother took him to ice skating trainings, and how he also practiced athletics and violin, and encouraged Kaspar to definitely continue with his hobbies.
Beloved Estonian musicians performed to support the children. On the stage were one of our favorite singers Ines; Alika Milova, who won the Estonian tv-show "Who wants to become a Superstar" in 2021; one of the most esteemed male vocalists Karl-Erik Taukar; the internationally renowned traditional music ensemble Duo Ruut; the Estonian National Opera baritone René Soom; rapper villemdriller with Elina Born and Suured Tüdrukud. The singers were accompanied by the Estonian Military Orchestra conducted by Teet Raik
The charity concert "Songs for a Soldier" was held for the 11th time. This year, it was recorded on June 16th at Ämari Air Base, which is also the base of one of the airfields of the NATO Baltic Air Security Mission. The concert will reach the audience on the evening of June 22nd at 8 pm on Kanal 2 and online on the Postimees website. For the first time, the concert will be heard on Kuku Radio on the evening of June 23rd
The Carolin Illenzeer Foundation is named after Carolin, the daughter of Senior Sergeant Arre Illenzeer, who died on a foreign mission to Iraq in 2005. At that time, friends from the Defense Forces began to support the family. Foreign missions in difficult areas continued, bringing in the fallen and wounded, and the Carolin Illenzeer Foundation was set up to help families in similar situations. The Foundation supports the education and recreational activities of the children on its list.
The charity concert "Songs for a Soldier" takes place in cooperation with the Estonian Defense Forces, Kanal 2 and Postimees. The concert is supported by Graanul Invest, Baltic Workboats, Tallink and Synlab.
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