There will be a free concert at Kaarli church in Tallinn on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Estonian ferry tragedy, in which the Nargen Opera Choir and the Tallinn Philharmonic Society Musicians will perform Cyrillus Kreek's "Requiem."
More than 850 people died when the Estonian ferry went down in the Baltic Sea in September 1994. It was sailing from Tallinn to Stockholm when waves ripped off its visor-style bow door and water flooded the vehicle deck causing the ship to capsize and sink off the Finnish coast. Only 137 people survived the disaster, while 94 who managed to escape the vessel died in freezing water. Most of the passengers were from Sweden and Finland. Although an official inquiry blamed the disaster on a design flaw and a slow response by the ship's crew, speculation still continues as to what exactly caused the tragedy.