Rautavaara: Vigilia (Finland)

Thu 5.7.2018 at 9 pm

Espoo cathedral (Urkuyö & Aaria -festival) 

Thu 16.8.2018 at 7 pm 

Uspenski cathedral, Helsinki 

Tue 21.8.2018 at 8 pm 

Järvenpää church 

Niall Chorell, tenor 

Tuukka Haapaniemi, bass

Helsinki Chamber Choir

Nils Schweckendiek, conductor



5.7. Espoo - 14–29€ 
16.8. Helsinki - 20 / 18 / 10 € Ticketmaster
21.8. Järvenpää - Free admission. Program 10€.

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.

Before the concert in Espoo 5.7.:

Meet the Artist at 8-8.30 in Pitäjäntupa

Concert café open from 7.30 pm until the concert

In collaboration with:

Urkuyö & Aaria 
Helsingin ortodoksinen seurakunta 
Järvenpään seurakunta
The Helsinki Chamber Choir has a fantastic ability to vary its sound according to the requirements and style of the work at hand.
Helsingin sanomat 30.9.2008