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Rossini: Stabat Mater

A course for experienced choral singers

The magnificent Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini will be sung at this year’s VocalEspoo. Are you an experienced choir singer? If so, come and join the festival choir for an opportunity to perform alongside a top symphony orchestra and acclaimed soloists and sing this fine work. The choir will be rehearsed by choral conductor Tatu Erkkilä and joined by the core choir EMO Ensemble.

The course culminates in a concert held in collaboration with the Organ Night and Aria Festival and Tapiola Sinfonietta in Tapiola Church on June 7 and 8. The soloists will be Aurora Marthens, soprano, Tuija Knihtilä, alto, Tuomas Katajala, tenor and Petri Lindroos, bass and the orchestra will be conducted by rising young star conductor Klaus Mäkelä.

The singers will be chosen in first-in-first-served basis, filling each of the parts in registration order. There is no audition, but strong choral background is a pre-requirement. To apply, fill in the form below.  You will be informed about your acceptance to the course promptly after registration. The registration closes on 30.4.2018 or when all parts have been filled.

The course fee is €90 and includes a festival t-shirt. The participation fee should be paid to VocalEspoo Festival only after notification of acceptance to the course along with payment details has been received. All participants will need to acquire their own sheet music. The sheet music for the works can be ordered from Sulasol (www.sulasol.fi). The edition used is Carus Verlag. 

 Photo: EMO Ensemble at VocalEspoo Festival 2016 © Maarit Kytöharju



Rehearsal schedule (TBC in spring 2018)

Sunday, 3 June 2pm-5pm
Choir practice, Espoo Cultural Centre, Louhi Hall

Monday 4 June 5pm-9pm
Choir practice, Espoo Cultural Centre, Louhi Hall

Tuesday 5 June 4pm-8pm
Choir/Orchestra practise, Tapiola Church

Wednesday 6 June 4pm-8pm
Orchestra practise, Tapiola Church

Thursday 7 June 4:15pm-6:15pm
Dress rehearsal, Tapiola Church

Thursday 7 June 7.30pm
Concert, Tapiola Church

Friday 8 June 6pm
Concert, Tapiola Church



June 03 2018


Start: June 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am
End: June 8, 2018 @ 5:59 pm
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