Autumn Season 2017


Sun 24 Sep 2017
6.00 pm
Madrigali nuovi e antichi
St Thomas’ Church, Helsinki
30 Sep –
1 Oct 2017
Madrigali nuovi e antichi
Perugia ja Florence, Italy
Mon 16 Oct 2017
7.30 pm
Echoes of War
Camerata, Music Centre, Helsinki
Tue 14 Nov 2017
7.00 pm
Stabat mater
German Church, Helsinki

THIS AUTUMN the Helsinki Chamber Choir will present three very different concerts, demonstrating the versatility of this remarkable group of musicians. First up is a sextet visit to Italy, pairing recent works by Italian composers with selections from Carlo Gesualdo’s hyper-expressive 6th Book of Madrigals. In October, the choir returns to the Klang contemporary music series, bringing recent war-themed works by Finnish, American and Thai composers to Musiikkitalo.
     A highlight of the season will undoubtedly be Andrew Parrott’s debut with the Helsinki Chamber Choir in November. Parrott is one of the world’s leading authorities on early music and combines his formidable knowledge with dynamic musicianship.
     The autumn will also see the release of several new CDs, including music by Paola Livorsi, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Lotta Wennäkoski and Matthew Whittall, as well as a Christmas album that will survey musical celebrations of Yuletide in Finland through the ages. Stay tuned!

Supported by
Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Helene ja Walter Grönqvistin säätiö
Helsinki city
Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto
Ministry of Education and Culture
Musiikin edistämissäätiö
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