Fri 29.6.2018 at 9.30 pm Ehtoopalvelus (Vespers) 

Sat 30.6.2018 at 11 am Aamupalvelus (Matines)

Abbaye de la Cambre, Brussels, Belgium 

(Festival Musiq'3) 

More information about Vigilia performances in Finland: here.

Niall Chorell, tenor 

Tuukka Haapaniemi, bass

Helsinki Chamber Choir

Nils Schweckendiek, conductor


Tickets: on the festival's site 29.6. ja 30.6.

Einojuhani Rautavaara was one of the leading choral music composers of recent years and his setting of the Orthodox All-Night Vigil in Finnish is dedicated to St John the Baptist. No instruments are permitted in the Orthodox Church and so Rautavaara uses the choir in a very skilful and varied way. Colours are also added by the microtonal recitations of the tenor soloist and the extreme basso profundo -solo.

In collaboration with: Festival Musiq’3

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.
Rian Evans,
The Guardian, London