Voices of Finland: The Tapiola Chamber Choir in New York
Friday, June 19
7:30pm | St. Paul’s German Lutheran Church | 315 West 22nd Street | $35
One of Europe’s most celebrated choirs, the Tapiola Chamber Choir, will perform at the 2015 Chelsea Music Festival as part of its first ever North American tour. This evening will be a rare a cappella listening experience of lesser-known Finnish choral works as well as songs by Jean Sibelius, as no other choir truly can. Tapiola’s recordings of Penderecki and Sibelius are included as “benchmark” recordings in the Gramophone Classical Good CD Guide. A chance to revel in the beauty and distinct sounds of the Finnish language and song. Works by Fougstedt, Johansson, Kokkonen, Kostiainen, Kuula, Madetoja, Makaroff, Mäntyjärvi, Merikanto, Palmgren, Rautavaara, and Sibelius.