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Helsinki Bach Week

Name:

Helsinki Bach Week (Helsingin Bach viikko)

Location:

Helsinki, Finland

Venues:

The Helsinki Cathedral (main place)

Years:

Since 1965 (every 5 years)

Months:

October-November

Artistic Director:

Prof. Heinz Hofmann (1965-1985)
Prof. Christian Hauschild (1990-2000)
Conductor Hannu Norjanen (2005-Present)

Ensembles:

Cantores Minores, the Choir of Boys and Young Men of Helsinki Cathedral

Website:

Cantores Minores

History & Mission:

Cantores Minores, the Choir of Boys and Young Men of Helsinki Cathedral, arranges the Helsinki Bach Week for the tenth time. The five-yearly repeated Bach festival was initiated in 1965 by the choir’s then conductor prof. Heinz Hofmann. Among many soloists, the following performers have since been invited to the Helsinki Bach Weeks: The Weimar Music Academy Orchestra, Collegium Instrumentale Halle, Cappella Sagittariana Dresden, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Rottweiler Münstersängerknaben, Dresdner Kreuzchor, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra.

In the X Helsinki Bach Week there will be many renowned finnish artists like the Tapiola Chamber Choir, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, opera singers Anna-Kristiina Kaappola, Helena Juntunen and Tuomas Pursio, hapsicordist Anna-Maaria Oramo and organists Tapio Tiitu and Kalevi Kiviniemi. Among Finnish artists there will be also guests from Estonia performing music by Estonian composer Urmas Sisask and J.S. Bach: the boys' choirs from the Church of St. Michael (Tallinn) and Tarto, Collegium Consonante, countertenor/baritone Taaniel Kirikal and conductor Lehari Kaustel.

Logo:

9th Festival - 2005

10th Festival - 2010

Info

Source: Jukka-Pekka Mäki-Luopa, Executive Director, Cantores Minores (September 2010)

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (September 2010)

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