Sat, Apr 18|
Karl Jenkins: The Peacemakers
Karl Jenkins: The Peacemakers. Sir Karl Jenkins, conductor.
Time & Place / Aika ja paikka
Apr 18, 2020, 7:00 PM
Temppeliaukion Church, Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Details / Lisätietoja
Karl Jenkin's Peacemakers performed by the Oratoriekören i Helsingfors and the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra. The Oratoriekören i Helsingfors was founded in 1920 and has since been a significant musical actor, especially in the Swedish-speaking choral life in Helsinki. The choir has over the years maintained its original goal - to perform larger choral works with orchestral accompaniment. The choir's conductor who held the position for the longest time was Bengt Carlson and after him, among others, Ulf Söderblom, Lena von Bonsdorff, Astrid Riska, Eric-Olof Söderström, Matti Järvinen, Åsa Westerlund, George Buckbee and Hannu Bister. The choir has also been conducted on several occasions by guest conductors such as Leif Segerstam and Anders Öhrwall. In Spring 2020, the Oratoriekören i Helsingfors will offer two performances of Sir Karl Jenkins’ The Peacemakers (2012), a visceral piece which will touch all, performers and audience alike. This concert also unveils the new joint project between the choir and the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra, culminating in concerts which will feature not only music, but also contemporary dance and light installation.