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Works commissioned and premiered

Works commissioned and premiered by the Helsinki Chamber Choir:

2005  Perttu Haapanen: ...sino phonia, paranomasia
2006 Kimmo Hakola: WAM!­
­ Kimmo Hakola: Je flambe (Omaggio a György Kurtág)­
2007 Juhani Nuorvala: Kolme madrigaalia­
­ Tapio Tuomela: Kipuloitsu­
2008 Matthew Whittall: ad puram annihilationem meam­
­ Aki Yli-Salomäki: Uumenissa­
2009 Maija Hynninen: Slutförvaringen - Kuinka puoliintuminen meitä liikuttaa­
­ Jyrki Linjama: Laudes­
2010 Sampo Haapamäki: Maailmamaa­
­ Markus Fagerudd: Elegifragment­
­ Tapio Lappalainen: Ruusunnuppu­
­ Osmo Tapio Räihälä: Työnhakuskeidaa!
­ Riikka Talvitie: Newsreel­
2011 Veli-Matti Puumala: Halkeama­
2012 Paola Livorsi: Lamenti­
­ Vassos Nicolaou: Ison­
2013 Timothy Page: Between Hell and Earth­
­ Ville Raasakka: Kantaatti kuorolle ja kamariorkesterille­
2014 Lotta Wennäkoski: Ommel­
­ Lotta Wennäkoski: Valossa­
­ Zesses Seglias: noli turbare circulos meos ii­
­ Tiina Myllärinen: Railo (premiere tbc)­
­ Jovanka Trbojevic: The Art of Loving (premiere tbc)­
2015 Antti Auvinen: Autuus (co-commission with defunensemble, premiere 16 August 2015)­
­ Matthew Whittall: The return of light (co-commission with Tapiola Sinfonietta, premiere 30 October 2015)­
2016 Alex Freeman: new work­

Selection of other premieres:

2008  Elliott Carter: Mad Regales (European premiere)
­ Einojuhani Rautavaara: Our Joyful’st Feast (world premiere)­
2009 Brian Ferneyhough: Stelae for Failed Time (Finnish premiere)­
­ Magnus Lindberg: Graffiti (world premiere)­
2010 Beat Furrer: voices - still (Finnish premiere)­
­ Beat Furrer: enigma (Finnish premiere)­
­ Einojuhani Rautavaara: Unsere Liebe (world premiere)­
2011 Asko Hyvärinen: Musik des Vergessens (world premiere)­
­ Timothy Page: The Center Cannot Hold (world premiere)­
­ Giles Swayne: Laulu laululle (world premiere)­
2012 Aki Yli-Salomäki: Sekunneista kiinni (world premiere)­
­ Beat Furrer: enigma II-IV (Finnish premiere)­
2013 Kalevi Aho: Kolme laulua Mawlana Rumin runoihin (world premiere)­
2014 Beat Furrer: enigma V-VI (Finnish premiere)
2015 George Lewis: new work (world premiere)­
­ Heinz-Juhani Hofmann: new work (world premiere)­
2016 Eugene Birman: State of the Union (world premiere)­


The lines of each section of the choir were straight and clear, as if played by instruments, and yet soft and flexible, supporting an unbroken sense of breathing. Each group sang with pure intonation and the resonance between the voices took on a life of its own, so that the whole space was filled with ringing colours.
Hannu-Ilari Lampila,
Helsingin Sanomat, Finland