Our record Reports with choral music by Perttu Haapanen has been chosen Record of the Year 2019 by the Finnish Choral Conductors Association.
More information (in Finnish): http://kuoronjohtajat.fi/vuoden-2019-kuorolevy-on-helsingi%E2%80%A6/
On 30th of August two world premieres are planned at Ruhrtriennale festival in Essen, Germany, together with Uusinta Ensemble. The concert is conducted by Nils Schweckendiek and includes pflaumenblüten by Austrian composer Klaus Lang and INNEN / SISÄLLÄ, a composition by Slovenian Vito Žuraj with text by Tyrolean author Händl Klaus.
More information on the website of Ruhrtriennale.
The corona pandemic affects the whole society and also the Helsinki Chamber Choir. Our Klang concert in March was cancelled at the last minute and our Maria concert in May is cancelled as well. We try to give these concerts later, if possible. As for our summer engagements, we are waiting for more information.
During the time we can’t sing together neither perform, we will publish some music on our YouTube channel. For Easter you can enjoy some Arvo Pärt and on Wednesday 15th of April we will start a small Gesualdo Festival, were we release one Gesualdo madrigal each day during 10 days.
Our YouTube channel is found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH8QSYEvug7xsIO9_-_VqTw