EBU Christmas Concert

21.12.2008 3pm Kallio Church, Helsinki

Helsinki Chamber Choir, conductor Nils Schweckendiek

In a live broadcast around Europe, the Helsinki Chamber Choir performs familiar and less familiar Christmas music from eight countries.  The world premiere of Einojuhani Rautavaara’s new work Our Joyful’st Feast forms the climax.

An YLE Culture event.  Admission free.
The lines of each section of the choir were straight and clear, as if played by instruments, and yet soft and flexible, supporting an unbroken sense of breathing. Each group sang with pure intonation and the resonance between the voices took on a life of its own, so that the whole space was filled with ringing colours.
Hannu-Ilari Lampila,
Helsingin Sanomat, Finland