Chamber Concert: Jewels of the Middle Ages

Fri 27 Feb 2015 7.00 pm
St Thomas’ Church, Helsinki (Pihlajatie 16)


Innocentius III (c. 1200) Veni Sancte
Hildegard von Bingen
O viridissima virga­
Anonymous Spanish
(14th century)­
Stella splendens­
O virgo splendens
From the collection
Cantigas de Santa Maria
(c. 13th century)­
Santa Maria, strela do dia­
From the collection
Carmina Burana
(c. 13th century)­
Planctus ante nescia­
Guillaume Dufay
(c. 1400–1474)­
Alma redemptoris Mater­
Jacob de Senleches
(c. 1355–?)­
La harpe de mellodie­
Francesco Landini
(c. 1325–1397)­
Amor, in te spera­
Paolo da Firenze
(1355 – c. 1436)­
Lena virtú­
Un pellegrin uccel
Francesco Landini­ L'alma mie piange­
Paolo da Firenze ­ La vaga luce­
Orlando di Lasso
In pace in idipsum­

Sufira, founded in 2014, is made up of three musicians: Sofia Lindroos (soprano and recorder), Eira Karlson (mezzo and vielle) and Susanna Tollet (alto and recorder). Sufira performs music from 11th-century Gregorian chant to 16th-century Renaissance music. Sacred and secular music meet in a programme that also includes songs from the collections Carmina Burana and Cantigas de Santa Maria.

Admission free, programme 10€

In collaboration with: The Parish of Meilahti
Sufira: Sofia Lindroos, Eira Karlson & Susanna Tollet
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