Helsinki Music Centre Choir

Founded in autumn 2011 on the initiative of Hannu Lintu, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and John Storgårds, the Helsinki Music Centre Choir consists of about 80 singers. It works in close partnership with the main Helsinki Music Centre occupants: the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sibelius Academy. Its Artistic Director has from the very beginning been composer Tapani Länsiö and the members are amateurs with a passion for singing.


The Helsinki Music Centre Choir made its debut in 2012 with a performance of Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem and ended its first year with Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. All in all, the repertoire consists mainly of symphonic choral and orchestral works and unaccompanied music for large choir, not forgetting contemporary music. The Choir appears in concert from eight to ten times a year, mainly at the Helsinki Music Centre but also at other venues.


More information:
Official website

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Einojuhani Rautavaara

Rubáiyát, song cycle for baritone and orchestra

Into the Heart of Light (Canto V) for string orchestra

Balada for tenor, mixed choir and orchestra

Four songs from the opera Rasputin for mixed choir and orchestra

Gerald Finley, bass-baritone

Mika Pohjonen, tenor

Helsinki Music Centre Choir

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

John Storgårds, conductor

ODE 1274-2

Released 05/2016

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