Chamber Concert: Magnificat

Fri 18 Sep 2015 7.00 pm
St Thomas' Church, Helsinki


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina  Magnificat
Orlando di Lasso­ Alma redemptoris mater­
Trad. Swedish hymn I himmelen­
Edvard Grieg­ I himmelen­
Hvad est du dog skjon (from Fire Salmer­)
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi­ Die Stimme des Kindes­
Felix Mendelssohn­ Mein Herz erhebet Gott, den Herrn (Magnificat)­
Giacinto Scelsi­ Gloria in excelsis Deo (from Tre canti sacri­)
Sebastián de Vivanco­ Magnificat­

This stylistically diverse programme includes works based on Marian texts from different epochs as well as psalms by Edvard Grieg. The Straumr ensemble takes its name from the historical name of the town of Rauma on Finland’s west coast, where this ensemble made up of a group of friends from the Helsinki Chamber Choir gave its first public performance in 2012.

Admission free, programme 10€

In collaboration with: The Parish of Meilahti

Straumr performing in Espoo Cathedral 2014
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