Règne, amour!

Sat 18 August 2012
Turku Concert Hall

Sun 19 August 2012
Musiikkitalo, Concert Hall, Helsinki

Sandrine Piau, soprano
Topi Lehtipuu, tenor
* Helsinki Chamber Choir
Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor

Jean-Philippe Rameau Dardanus

Je vole, Amour, où tu m'appelles
( from Les Paladins)

Règne, Amour
(from Anacréon)
Jukka Tiensuu
new work

* Georg Friedrich Händel ­ Ode for St Cecilia's Day ­

Love reveals its many faces in a concert in which emotional compositions by Baroque composers meet a new work by one of the versatile masters of Finnish contemporary composition. French soprano Sandrine Piau, known for her Baroque renditions, and one of Finland’s most acclaimed tenors, Topi Lehtipuu, excel as the soloists. Directed by Hannu Lintu, the concertculminates in Handel’s distinguished but seldom heard Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, the patron saint of musicians.

The concert on 18 August is part of the Turku Music Festival.
The concert on 19 August is part of the Helsinki Festival.

Promoters: Turun musiikkijuhlat, Finnish Baroque Orchestra


Turku: 35 € / pensioners 25 € / other concessions 15 €
Helsinki: 39-32-27 € / pensioners 37-30-25 € /  other concessions 20 €
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