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.