Christmas concert: Väistykää, te surun henget!

Sat 21 December 2013 7.00 pm
Kallio Church, Helsinki

Helsinki Chamber Choir
Elina Mattila, cello
Anna-Maria Lehtoaho, organ
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor

J.S. Bach Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
Einojuhani Rautavaara Missa a cappella
J.S. Bach Jesu, meine Freude
Jean Sibelius En etsi valtaa, loistoa
Nyt seimelle pienoisen lapsen
Einojuhani Rautavaara Our Joyful'st Feast
Selim Palmgren Rauhanruhtinas
Ahti Sonninen

A Christmas concert with a difference: alongside well-known Finnish seasonal music, the Helsinki Chamber Choir concludes its celebration of Einojuhani Rautavaara’s 85th birthday year with a performance of his second great religious choral work, the Missa a cappella. There is more Rautavaara in the second half of the concert: Our Joyful’st Feast was premiered in this same space by the same performers five years ago to the day. Ever-popular motets by Johann Sebastian Bach round out a programme that promises a moment of peaceful introspection amid the Christmas rush and is guaranteed to send you home with a warm glow inside!

18 € / pensioners 15 € / other concessions 6 €

The work with them was exciting and efficient. They have a particular ability to adapt themselves to a different sound and aesthetic conception. Their flexibility and enthusiasm gave me the the possibility to work in-depth because of the individual human, vocal and musical qualities of each singer.
Dominique Vellard,
choral conductor
and singer