Bright tunes in Espoo

Built in the mid-15th century, Espoo Church is the oldest existing building in Helsinki’s neighbouring city. The oldest parts date back to the 1480s. The medieval grey granite church hosts the Organ Night and Aria Festival, giving a perfect atmosphere to the programme that ranges from Baroque to 1960s gospel this year.

There is a special focus on organ music, which can be heard in several of the concerts. Finnish music is also well represented. The Tapiola Chamber Choir with soloists will perform Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Vigilia on 20 August, and Candomino choir’s repertoire includes choral music by Leevi Madetoja and Toivo Kuula, as well as Finnish folk songs. The main guest this year is soprano Camilla Nylund.

1.Espoon tuomiokirkko1 vaaka kuvaaja Teemu TöyryläThe Organ Night
and Aria Festival
Until 27 August

Espoo Cathedral
Concerts usually begin
at 22:00
Contact: 09 8674 4120
Programme and tickets:
http://www.urkuyofestival.fi

Organ Night and Aria
organises coach transport
for concertgoers after the
concerts, via South Espoo
to Helsinki.

Susan Fourtané – Helsinki Times

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About Susan Fourtané

As a citizen of the world, Susan began her search for her place in the world back at the beginning of the year 2000. After many travels looking for her place in the world, her soul found that place in Finland in September 2006. She has been living in Helsinki ever since, where she combines fiction and non-fiction writing with Philosophy studies and teaching.
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