The Great Hall of the University of Helsinki (Unioninkatu 34, 2nd floor) on Sat 10 November 2018, 5 pm
Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jutta Seppinen
YL Male Choir, conductor Severi Ollinen
Academic Male Voice Choir of Helsinki, conductor Kari Turunen
Female Voice Choir Lyran, conductor Jutta Seppinen
Tickets: 30/15 € (normal/student)
Tickets can be bought via performers or lippu.fi
A concert program is included.
In this grand concert, a symphony orchestra, a female voice choir and two male voice choirs present the best of the musical student culture, together and separately. The Student Union’s 150th anniversary is celebrated with joy in the festive Great Hall of the University.
Tonight’s program contains a taste of the broad repertoire of the music corporations: there will be cheerful operetta, Nordic feels, pompous orchestral music, modern choir singing, and classic Finnish music from the turn of the century.
Duration ca 1 h. No intermission. The concert is hosted in Finnish and Swedish.
Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra (YS) is a full-sized symphony orchestra with almost 100 musicians. YS carries on the traditions of Finland’s first Academic Orchestra (founded in 1747) as its immediate successor.
Established in 1883, the YL Male Choir is a national institution. As the oldest Finnish-language choir, YL is an inseparable part of Finland’s history, and of the future of Finnish choir music.
The Academic Male Voice Choir of Helsinki, more informally Akademen, is an ambitious Swedish-speaking student choir. Founded in 1838, Akademen celebrates its 180th anniversary this year, as the oldest active choir in Finland.
Founded in 1946, Lyran is a modern and highly accomplished female choir with its roots in the Swedish-speaking Finnish tradition. Lyran aims to take the Finnish female vocal tradition and the Nordic choral sound to new paths without leaving behind its strong musical heritage.