RAUTAVAARA: VIGILIA (BELGIUM)
Fri 29.6.2018 at 9.30 pm Ehtoopalvelus (Vespers)
Sat 30.6.2018 at 11 am Aamupalvelus (Matines)
Abbaye de la Cambre, Brussels, Belgium
More information about Vigilia performances in Finland: here.
Niall Chorell, tenor
Tuukka Haapaniemi, bass
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA: Vigilia
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.
In collaboration with: Festival Musiq’3