EXPERIENCE

Hämärän ääniä

17 December, 2016 •

Töölön kirkko

EMO Ensemble & Tölöläb

Die Erste Elegie

10 March, 2017 •

Olaus Petrin kirkko

EMO Ensemble, johtaa Sabrina Ljungberg

Bach: Matthew's passion

14 April, 2017 •

Kokkolan kirkko

Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri, EMO Ensemble, solistit, johtaa Sakari Oramo

Kortekangas: VIA oratory

7 June, 2017 •

Naantalin kirkko

Sinfonia Lahti, EMO Ensemble, Key Ensemble, soloists, conducted by Osmo Vänskä

Gretchaninov: All-Night Vigil

29 September, 2017 • 21:00

Uspenski Cathedral

EMO Ensemble & Somnium Ensemble, johtaa Tatu Erkkilä

20€/10€ >

Il pastor fido

Madrigals at the turn of the Renaissance to the Baroque

27 October, 2017 • 19:00

Saksalainen kirkko

EMO Ensemble & Tuuli Lindeberg

20€/10€ >

Christmas concert

21 December, 2017 • 19:00

Vapaan Taiteen Tila

EMO Ensemble & Tölöläb

10€/5€ >

Christmas concert

22 December, 2017 • 19:00

Töölön kirkko

EMO Ensemble & Tölöläb

20€/10€ >

All performances

Gretchaninov: All-Night Vigil

29 September, 2017 • 21:00

Uspenski Cathedral

EMO Ensemble & Somnium Ensemble, johtaa Tatu Erkkilä

20€/10€ >

Il pastor fido

Madrigals at the turn of the Renaissance to the Baroque

27 October, 2017 • 19:00

Saksalainen kirkko

EMO Ensemble & Tuuli Lindeberg

20€/10€ >

Christmas concert

21 December, 2017 • 19:00

Vapaan Taiteen Tila

EMO Ensemble & Tölöläb

10€/5€ >

Christmas concert

22 December, 2017 • 19:00

Töölön kirkko

EMO Ensemble & Tölöläb

20€/10€ >

Hämärän ääniä

17 December, 2016 •

Töölön kirkko

EMO Ensemble & Tölöläb

Die Erste Elegie

10 March, 2017 •

Olaus Petrin kirkko

EMO Ensemble, johtaa Sabrina Ljungberg

Bach: Matthew's passion

14 April, 2017 •

Kokkolan kirkko

Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri, EMO Ensemble, solistit, johtaa Sakari Oramo

Kortekangas: VIA oratory

7 June, 2017 •

Naantalin kirkko

Sinfonia Lahti, EMO Ensemble, Key Ensemble, soloists, conducted by Osmo Vänskä

LISTEN

Maasta

Of the Earth presents the diversity of Finnish choral music. The composition styles have been influenced by everything from folk music and fusion jazz to the harmony-based classical music of the 21st century, where one can even immerse oneself with individual sounds of words. Seven out of the nine pieces on the album are primary recordings. The Finnish journal Helsingin Sanomat chose Of the Earth as one of the albums of the year in 2005, and The Finnish Choral Directors’ Association chose it as the Choral Recording of the Year.

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Hereillä

What is the sound of the moment between dreaming and awakening? The monuments of Einojuhani Rautavaara and Erik Bergman create a field of wild and mystical sounds while the compositions of Akira Nishimura and Eric Whitacre present the virtuosity of the human voice. A soft touch of romance is added by the folk song arrangements of Leevi Madetoja. All this is brought to a whole by the serene depictions of the Finnish midsummer by Anders Hillborg – in his images of the quiet sounds of the archipelago sways a folksy Finnish melody

Fuga Records >

Tähti

Star captures the spirit of Christmas with a repertoire full of traditional Finnish Christmas carols, daring arrangements of familiar Christmas tunes and also yuletide music from abroad. Star offers us both moods of energy-filled celebration and peaceful sound-scenery: everything from the tunes of our time to traditional songs, be they either from home or countries far away.

Fuga Records >

Taivaaseen

To Heaven plays the mysticism of afterlife with the tunes of early 20th century Romance. The songs of this highly eclectic repertoire are mostly large pieces with an extremely wide range of expression. In an almost effortless manner, Emo Ensemble manages to convey the different nuances from intimate solos to determined unisons; from stillness to pulsation; and from the soft fields of sound to pungent dissonances.

Fuga Records >

KNOW

Permanent

“Philip Glass Ensemble, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and EMO Ensemble performed the soundtrack with such power and devotion that it can hardly be beat by any hi-fi equipment at home or in a movie theater.” (translated from an article by Samuli Tiikkaja in Helsingin Sanomat, 22 August 2013)

”EMO Ensemble is a lively, interesting and open-mindedly exploring bright spark in the choral world.” – Marko Ylönen, Professor of chamber music, University of the Arts

They Are a-Changin

Autumn Season 2017

EMO Ensemble presents three vivid concerts for the Autumn season 2017. Our first concert is a co-operation with Somnium Ensemble as we perform a true rarity in Finnish music culture: Alexander Gretchaninov’s All-Night Vigil. This magnificent opus by the russian romantic radiates holiness in the sonorous acoustics of Uspenski Cathedral. The two choirs are conducted by Tatu Erkkilä.

In October we’ll perform a concert of madrigals from 14th and 15th century with Tuuli Lindeberg. The concert brings together music written to the texts of Giovanni Battista Guarini. The Madrigals will tell the story of Il pastor fido (The Faithfull Shepherd) in the beautiful hall of Helsinki Deutsche Kirche.

EMO Ensemble’s and Tölöläb’s co-operation will continue this season with two Christmas concerts. The exotic timbers of woodwinds and live-electronics will blend with EMO Ensemble’s wild chants. The two concerts are performed in two extreme venues. First in 21th of December at an old bomb shelter in Vapaan Taiteen Tila and in 22th at Töölö Church. We invite you to experience how the radical change of venue will effect the concerts.

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Friends

Connection

Chairman of the Board and producer for EMO Ensemble

Ilkka Aunu

puheenjohtaja@emoensemble.com

Principal guest conductor

Pasi Hyökki

pasihyokki@gmail.com

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