Happy News! Passio by Arvo Pärt is streamed live from Helsinki Friday 21st of August!
Helsinki Festival cannot be organised this summer, but a new multi-artistic event in August will bring art to the courtyards and streets as well as the internet, radio and television. Helsinki Fest will be celebrated on 21–23 August, with three concert specials streamed on YLE channels.
Helsinki Chamber Choir is conducted by Nils Schweckendiek, featuring top soloists and instrumentalists:
Sampo Haapaniemi, barytone (Jesus)
Martti Anttila, tenor (Pilate)
Linnéa Sundfær Casserly, soprano (Evangelist)
Sirkku Rintamäki, mezzo soprano (Evangelist)
Mats Lillhannus, tenor (Evangelist)
Jussi Linnanmäki, bassbarytone (Evangelist)
Jan Lehtola, organ
Laura Vikman, violin
Anni Haapaniemi, oboe
Marko Ylönen, cello
Mikko-Pekka Svala, bassoon
More information: https://helsinkifest.fi/ohjelma/arvo-part-passio/
The performances of the opera Autuus (by Antti Auvinen, Harry Salmenniemi and Teemu Mäki) at the Finnish National Opera in September 2020 are postponed due to the epidemic situation. The new performance dates will be published later on.
More information: https://oopperabaletti.fi/ohjelmisto-ja-liput/autuus/
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/