Come out from behind the clouds!

Sun 26 Apr 2015 6.00 pm
Ristinkirkko, Lahti
Sat 16 May 2015 8.15 pm
St Rumbold’s Cathedral, Mechelen, Belgium

Helsingin kamarikuoro
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor

Kalevi Aho Three Songs on Poems by
Mawlana Rumi
Beat Furrer­ enigma I-IV, VI ­
Lotta Wennäkoski­ Ommel­
Einojuhani Rautavaara­ Die erste Elegie­

The Helsinki Chamber Choir takes modern classics of its repertoire on tour. At the Tenso Days professional choirs’ festival in Belgium, the choir not only performs its own concert but serves as the rehearsal choir for an international conducting masterclass with Fredrik Malmberg and Daniel Reuss, and will take part in the world premiere of Visioni ed Estasi by Wim Henderickx, an ambitious new work which brings together three professional and six amateur choirs.

Lahti: Admission free, programme 10€

In collaboration with: The Parish of Central Lahti, Festival van Vlaanderen Mechelen, Tenso Network Europe

This project is partly funded by the European Commission
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