Tenso Europe Chamber Choir

Fri 26 August 2016 7.00 pm
Ritarihuone, Ritarikatu 1, Helsinki

Tenso Europe Chamber Choir
Paul Hillier, conductor

FRANK MARTIN: Mass for double choir
JOSQUIN DESPREZ: Ave Maria Gratia Plena
PETER MAXWELL DAVIES: O Magnum Mysterium I, The Fader of Heven, O Magnum Mysterium II
ARVO PÄRT: Virgencita

Tenso Europe Chamber Choir is an initiative of Tenso, the European network for professional chamber choirs, bringing together Europe’s most talented young professional singers for a summer project of coaching and performances, creating a link between young singers and professionalism, and providing them with a valuable experience of what it is like to be part of a professional vocal ensemble.

By organizing a high-level coaching project on a European scale, we hope to give the young singers a head start in their international careers and to create an inspiring example for a new generation of singers. The repertoire is varied and brings out all facets of (classical and contemporary) choral singing.

This year, 24 singers with 13 different nationalities, in age ranging from 17 to 31, worked together in an intensive summer school that took place in the lovely music school in Köpenick, Berlin (DE) in July 2016. 

Tickets: 17€ / pensioners 14€ / other discounts 7€ from Ticketmaster. The weekend pass entitles you to entry to all concerts.

This concert forms part of The Nordic Choir Expedition 2016.

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