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 23-strong Finnish chorus was an unbeatable exponent of this piece [Rautavaara's Vigilia], showing not only their technical discipline but also a breathtaking range of sonorities.