Suomeksi

RAUTAVAARA: VIGILIA (Belgium)

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


EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA: Vigilia 


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