Rautavaara: Vigilia (Finland)

Thu 5.7.2018 at 9 pm

Espoo cathedral (Urkuyö & Aaria -festival) 

Thu 16.8.2018 at 7 pm 

Uspenski cathedral, Helsinki 

Tue 21.8.2018 at 8 pm 

Järvenpää church 

Niall Chorell, tenor 

Tuukka Haapaniemi, bass

Helsinki Chamber Choir

Nils Schweckendiek, conductor



5.7. Espoo - 14–29€ 
16.8. Helsinki - 20 / 18 / 10 € Ticketmaster
21.8. Järvenpää - Free admission. Program 10€.

Einojuhani Rautavaara was one of the leading choral music composers of recent years and his setting of the Orthodox All-Night Vigil in Finnish is dedicated to St John the Baptist. No instruments are permitted in the Orthodox Church and so Rautavaara uses the choir in a very skilful and varied way. Colours are also added by the microtonal recitations of the tenor soloist and the extreme basso profundo -solo.

Before the concert in Espoo 5.7.:

Meet the Artist at 8-8.30 in Pitäjäntupa

Concert café open from 7.30 pm until the concert

In collaboration with:

Urkuyö & Aaria 
Helsingin ortodoksinen seurakunta 
Järvenpään seurakunta
The perfect interpretations of these works show Rautavaara as the master of postmodern vocal music.
CD review on
True and False Unicorn,
Musik und Theater, Switzerland