Ecstasy and tragedy, the English way

Wed 13 May 2015 7.00 pm
Korundi, Rovaniemi
Thu 14 May 2015 7.00 pm
Ivalo Church

Lilli Maijala, viola
Helsingin kamarikuoro
Lapland Chamber Orchestra
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams Flos campi
Harrison Birtwistle­ Tragoedia­
Julian Anderson­ I saw Eternity­
Eugene Birman­ Field of the Dead
(Finnish premiere)­
Gustav Holst­ Lyric Movement­
Benjamin Britten,
arr. Imogen Holst­
Rejoice in the Lamb­

The Helsinki Chamber Choir’s first collaboration with the northernmost professional orchestra in the EU features a wide range of British music from the last 100 years, from the gently impressionistic world of Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harrison Birtwistle’s uncompromising, powerful masterpiece Tragoedia. Eugene Birman won Tenso Network Europe’s young composer prize in 2013 and his First World War-themed a cappella composition Field of the Dead here receives its Finnish premiere.

Tickets: 25€

In collaboration with: Lapland Chamber Orchestra
Korundi hall in Rovaniemi
(photo by Korundi House of Culture / Arto Liiti)
I can safely now agree with many of my international colleagues that they are probably the best choir anywhere in the world, particularly for contemporary music. I have worked with many choirs round the globe and have never had such good performances.
Jonathan Harvey,