Harmonian henki – choral works for mixed and female choir by Fredrik Pacius

Ti 27.2.2024 7 PM
Ritarihuone, Helsinki
Tickets: 25/20/15 €, Ticketmaster

Helsinki Chamber Choir
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor

Choral works by Fredrik Pacius

German-born Fredrik Pacius is best known as the composer of the Finnish national anthem and is also remembered as the composer of the first Finnish opera. A dominating figure in mid-19th-century Helsinki musical life, he founded the oldest currently active Finnish choir – Akademiska Sång-Sällskapet (nowadays Sångföreningen) – in 1838. This programme presents his complete a cappella works for mixed and female choir, including works in Swedish, German and Finnish, giving a fascinating insight into the roots of the Finnish musical tradition.