Thanks to all who watched and listened to our version of Pärt: Passio! The program is available world-wide via Yle Areena until 31.12.2020: https://areena.yle.fi/1-50558417
Next up is a real live concert: Monday 7th of September we sing Marian songs from different historical periods, conducted by Nils Schweckendiek. More information here.
The duration of the concert is approx. 50 minutes. We focus especially on safety. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold for the two concerts. Performers and audience will maintain distancing in accordance with the latest research on safety in choral performance and the public is encouraged to wear face masks. Hope to meet you at the concert!
After Maria we will give two concerts in the Klang concert series at Musiikkitalo: 28th of September we sing brand new choral works by students at the University of Arts conducted by Hannu Norjanen and 14th of October it is time to perform music by Tapio Tuomela, Perttu Haapanen and Juhani Vesikkala, conducted by Jutta Seppinen.
Happy News! Passio by Arvo Pärt is streamed live from Helsinki Friday 21st of August!
Helsinki Festival cannot be organised this summer, but a new multi-artistic event in August will bring art to the courtyards and streets as well as the internet, radio and television. Helsinki Fest will be celebrated on 21–23 August, with three concert specials streamed on YLE channels.
Helsinki Chamber Choir is conducted by Nils Schweckendiek, featuring top soloists and instrumentalists:
Sampo Haapaniemi, barytone (Jesus)
Martti Anttila, tenor (Pilate)
Linnéa Sundfær Casserly, soprano (Evangelist)
Sirkku Rintamäki, mezzo soprano (Evangelist)
Mats Lillhannus, tenor (Evangelist)
Jussi Linnanmäki, bassbarytone (Evangelist)
Jan Lehtola, organ
Laura Vikman, violin
Anni Haapaniemi, oboe
Marko Ylönen, cello
Mikko-Pekka Svala, bassoon
More information: https://helsinkifest.fi/ohjelma/arvo-part-passio/
The performances of the opera Autuus (by Antti Auvinen, Harry Salmenniemi and Teemu Mäki) at the Finnish National Opera in September 2020 are postponed due to the epidemic situation. The new performance dates will be published later on.
More information: https://oopperabaletti.fi/ohjelmisto-ja-liput/autuus/