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Helsinki Chamber Choir: Towards the Light
By Helsinki Chamber Choir

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By Helsinki Chamber Choir. By Lotta Wennakoski, Paola Livorsi, and Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-). Classical, Choral. Classical. Listening CD. Naxos #ICSM 013. Published by Naxos (NX.ICSM-013).

Item Number: NX.ICSM-013

Conducted by Nils Schweckendiek.

The Helsinki Chamber Choir (Helsingin kamarikuoro) was founded in 1962 as the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir and assumed its current name in 2005. It is currently Finland's only professional chamber choir. The choir's Artistic Director from 2005-2007 was Kimmo Hakola. Since 2007 Nils Schweckendiek has been responsible for the group's artistic planning. While its wide-ranging repertoire includes music from the Renaissance to the present day, the Helsinki Chamber Choir is particularly highly regarded for its work with new music. The choir regularly commissions new works and has given over 70 world premieres in the seasons since 2005, as well as more than 30 Finnish first performances. The choir appears frequently at major Finnish music festivals and collaborates with orchestras and Baroque and contemporary music ensembles. Recent touring has included concerts in Russia, Estonia and Belgium. On this new release the ensemble performs works by Paola Livorsi, Einojhani Rautavaara, and Lotta Wennakoski.

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