Suomeksi

Chamber Concert: Voices & Percussion

Fri 12 Feb 2016 7.00 pm 
St Thomas’ Church, Pihlajatie 16, Helsinki

PERTTU HAAPANEN: Readymade Alice
SAMI KLEMOLA: Sostenuto
TIM FERCHEN: The Autumn; The Winter
etudes No. 2 and 3 from Etudes for Marimba vol. 1
MATTHEW WHITTALL: ad puram annihilationem meam

Antti Suoranta, percussion
Helsingin kamarikuoro
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor

For the first time, the Helsinki Chamber Choir performs as a whole in one of its regular chamber concerts at St Thomas’ Church. Matthew Whittall’s powerful and meditative work for choir and percussion contrasts with Perttu Haapanen’s playful yet serious look at the various meanings of Lewis Carroll’s Alice. Percussionist Antti Suoranta completes the programme with contrasting works for solo cymbal and marimba.

Free admission, programme 10€

In collaboration with: The Parish of Meilahti


St Thomas’ Church and Meilahti Church
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