Suomeksi

Laudes


24.4.09 7pm Kallio Church, Helsinki

Helsinki Chamber Choir, conductor Aapo Häkkinen
Markku Mäkinen, organ

A concert of sacred music rounds of a season dominated by secular works.  The Helsinki Chamber Choir is delighted to welcome renowned Baroque musician Aapo Häkkinen to perform Sweelinck’s unjustly neglected, colourful setting of Psalm 148 as well as Monteverdi’s dramatic setting of the mass.  Jyrki Linjama has written a large-scale new sacred work, Laudes, the first book of which receives its premiere tonight.

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Keyboard Fantasia

Vous tous les habitans des cieux
Claudio Monteverdi: Adoramus te

Domine, ne in furore tuo
Jyrki Linjama: Laudes Book 1 (HKK commission, world premiere)
Claudio Monteverdi: Mass (published 1650)

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