Helsinki Chamber Choir (photo Heikki Tuuli)


Helsinki Chamber Choir
Sat 15 Mar 2025 20:15 - 22:00
Sat 15 Mar 2025
20:15 - 22:00
  • Sat 15 Mar 2025
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Kaija Saariaho Nuits, adieux
Kaija Saariaho Suomenkielinen sekakuorokappale
Kaija Saariaho Tag des Jahrs
Kaija Saariaho Reconnaissance 


Helsinki Chamber Choir (Helsingin kamarikuoro)
Nils Schweckendiek conductor

Saariaho’s sound world in voices

The Helsinki Chamber Choir and Kaija Saariaho are a marriage made in musical heaven. In 2024, the choir received a Grammy for the CD Kaija Saariaho: Reconnaissance. With an anthology from Saariaho’s masterful choral repertoire, the singers demonstrate why. From her very first choral work Suomenkielinen sekakuorokappale (1979) to her latest, Reconnaissance (2020), Saariaho’s sound world shines through in these works that have been rarely performed in the Netherlands. 

Throughout her career, Kaija Saariaho has had a special relationship with voices. Not only did she write several operas, culminating in Innocence, performed at the Dutch National Opera in 2023, she also composed several pieces for solo voices and for choir. The Helsinki Chamber Choir is among the best chamber choirs in the world and is the perfect ensemble to bring this side of Saariaho to the limelight.