Christmas concert: Väistykää, te surun henget!
Sat 21 December 2013 7.00 pm
Kallio Church, Helsinki
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Elina Mattila, cello
Anna-Maria Lehtoaho, organ
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor
|J.S. Bach||Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
|Einojuhani Rautavaara||Missa a cappella|
|J.S. Bach||Jesu, meine Freude|
|Jean Sibelius||En etsi valtaa, loistoa|
|Nyt seimelle pienoisen lapsen
|Einojuhani Rautavaara||Our Joyful'st Feast|
A Christmas concert with a difference: alongside well-known Finnish seasonal music, the Helsinki Chamber Choir concludes its celebration of Einojuhani Rautavaara’s 85th birthday year with a performance of his second great religious choral work, the Missa a cappella. There is more Rautavaara in the second half of the concert: Our Joyful’st Feast was premiered in this same space by the same performers five years ago to the day. Ever-popular motets by Johann Sebastian Bach round out a programme that promises a moment of peaceful introspection amid the Christmas rush and is guaranteed to send you home with a warm glow inside!