Time of Music: Portraits of Actors

Fri 3 Jul 2015 7.00 pm
Viitasaari Church

Helsingin kamarikuoro
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor
Timo Kurkikangas and Anders Pohjola, electronics

Lotta Wennäkoski
Heinz-Juhani Hofmann
Omakuva (world premiere, Time of Music commission)
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
On the Sheer Threshold of the Night
George E. Lewis
The Ancient World (world premiere)
Brian Ferneyhough
Stelae for Failed Time (Solo for Melancholia as the Angel of History)

The Helsinki Chamber Choir has been a regular visitor to the Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari. This year they bring a programme that includes two world premieres as well as modern classics from England and Finland, and participate in a performance of Steve Reich’s iconic work Drumming.

Tickets: 25 / 15 €

In collaboration with: Time of Music

Helsinki Chamber Choir in Viitasaari 2010
(photo by Antti Kemppainen)
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