The most important concerts of past years

2013

  • Gala concert in the Helsinki Music Centre with the KYN Academic Female Choir and top-class soloists
  • Joint spring concert with the Dominante Choir
  • Sibelius’ Kullervo in Dublin, Ireland with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hannu Lintu

2012

  • Opening concert of the Tampere Biennale contemporary music festival, including the premier of the work Mielen tasapainolajit by Maija Hynninen
  • Joint spring concert with the KYN Academic Female Choir
  • Choral parts of Richard Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde at the Helsinki Festival with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

2011

  • Sibelius’ Kullervo with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo.
  • Military music tradition day concert with the Guard Band of Finnish Army in the Helsinki Music Centre.
  • A concert with Plácido Domingo and conductor Eugene Kohn in Hartwall-Areena.

2010

  • First performance of Commedia – 4th Symphony by composer Jouni Kaipainen with
    the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Hannu Lintu.
  • Sibelius’s Kullervo with Tapiola Sinfonietta and conductor Hannu Lintu.
  • The 110th Anniversary Concert of the Polytech Choir, premiering the work Kaikki kuuluu
    värinä
    by Tiina Myllärinen.
  • Opening concert of the V International Leevi Madetoja
    Male Voice Choir Competition and Choral Weekend with premiers of Talvi, tule vasta by Mikko
    Sidoroff and Night Signal by Markku Klami.

2009

  • Tour in Finland (Mikkeli-Punkaharju-Helsinki), with a premier of
    Anna niskasi niellä kynteni jälki by composer Olli Kortekangas.
  • Finland 1809 Bicentennial Concert with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Leif Segerstam.
  • Traditional Christmas concerts with opera bass Matti Salminen as the soloist.

2008

  • The Finnish premier of Die Tageszeiten by Richard Strauss with
    the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Leif Segerstam.
  • A cappella concert with The King’s Singers in Helsinki.
  • Spring concert in Helsinki, premier of Kyklooppi (The Cyclop) by composer Riikka
    Talvitie.

2007

  • Sibelius’ Kullervo and The Origin of Fire
    in Metz, France, and in Saarbrücken, Germany, with Orchestre National de Lorraine
    and conductor Jacques Mercier.
  • Luciano Berio’s Stanze with the
    Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor John
    Storgårds.

2006

  • Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra,
    Philomela women’s choir and conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
  • Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis & Chloe with the Finnish Radio Symphony
    Orchestra, Philomela women’s choir and conductor Sakari Oramo.
  • The opening concert of the Choral Espoo festival.
  • Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 13 “Babi Yar”
    with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dmitri Slobodeniouk.
  • Presentation of the new critical edition of Sibelius’s Kullervo
    symphony and the first performance of the piano accompanied
    arrangement.
  • Liszt’s Faust symphony and Aarre Merikanto’s Tuhma with Sinfonia
    Lahti and conductor Hannu Lintu.

2005

  • Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 with the Helsinki Philharmonic
    Orchestra, Philomela women’s choir and conductor Hannu Lintu.
  • Liszt’s Faust symphony and Aarre Merikanto’s Tuhma with the Turku
    Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Hannu Lintu.
  • A cappella concert at the Vaasa XIII choirfestival
    and performing at the festival final concert.

2004

  • Performing at the final concert of the Choral Espoo festival.
  • Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 with the Helsinki Philharmonic
    Orchestra, Philomela women’s choir and conductor Pertti Pekkanen.
  • The choir’s centenary a cappella concert – first performance of
    the awarded works the composition contest.
  • First performance of Länsiö’s Me with the Finnish Radio
    Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo.

2003

  • Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 with the Helsinki Philharmonic
    Orchestra, Philomela women’s choir and conductor Okko Kamu.
  • Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with the Helsinki Philharmonic
    Orchestra and conductor Hannu Lintu.

2002

  • Sibelius’ Kullervo symphony with the Radio Symphony
    Orchestra’s 75th anniversary concert in Helsinki.
  • Enescu’s Oedipe opera oratory (concert version)
    with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

2001

  • Sibelius’ Kullervo symphony
    with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen
    in Royal Festival Hall in London.
  • Sibelius’ Kullervo symphony with the Helsinki Philharmonic
    Orchestra in Kennedy Center in Washington and in Lincoln Center in New
    York.
  • A cappella concert in St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Lincoln
    Center in New York.

2000

  • Sibelius’ Kullervo symphony and Finlandia with the Helsinki
    Philharmonic Orchestra in a tour in Europe in Amsterdam, Zagreb, Wien,
    Madrid and Barcelona.

1999

  • Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex opera oratorio and Schubert’s
    Gesang Der Geister über den Wassern at the Canary
    Island music festivals with the Radio Symphony Orchestra.
  • Sibelius’ Kullervo symphony with the Radio Symphony
    Orchestra is a concert transmitted throug radio to 28 countries.

1997

  • A concert tour to Canadian Northern Encounters festivals as a
    guest of Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

1996

  • Sibelius’ Kullervo symphony and Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody
    with the Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Canary Island music
    festivals.

Tours

  • 2013 A concert tour to Dublin as a guest of RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.
  • 2007 A concert tour to France and Germany
    as a guest of Orchestre National de Lorraine and conductor
    Jacques Mercier.
  • 2001 A concert tour to London as a guest of London Philharmonia
    Orchestra.
  • 2001 A concert tour to the USA with Helsinki Symphony
    Orchestra.
  • 2000 European tour with Helsinki Symphony Orchestra.
  • 1999 A concert tour to the Canary island music festivals with
    Radio Symphony Orchestra.
  • 1997 A concert tour to the Northern Encounters festivals in Canada
    as a guest of Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
  • 1996 A concert tour to the Canary island music festivals with
    Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Recordings published

  • 2015 Sinulle
  • 2013 Kuunteletko Sinä
  • 2010 Kirkasta lasia (Sitz songs).
  • 2009 Joulu on meillä (Christmas record with bass Matti
    Salminen).
  • 2006 Mies.
  • 2005 Jean Sibelius: Symphony
    no. 4 – Pohjola’s Daughter – Finlandia with Helsinki
    Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leif Segerstam. PK sings
    the choral part of Finlandia.
  • 2004 Vuodet.
  • 2000 Me toivotamm’ – christmas recording. Essi Wuorela as a soloist.
  • 1999 Matkalla – Male Voice Voyage.
  • 1998 Suomelle – isänmaallisia
    lauluja with Kaartin soittokunta.
  • 1996 Jean Sibelius – Kullervo Symphony with Radio Symphony
    Orchestra conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Mezzo-soprano Monica Groop
    and bariton Jorma Hynninen as soloists.
  • 1995 Uuno Klami – Works for Orchestra with Radio Symphony
    Orchestra, conducted by Sakari Oramo. Pentti Lindroos as a
    soloist.
  • 1993 Schubert – Works for Male Choir.
  • 1990 Toki!
  • 1989 Joulunaika, Juhannustaika.
  • 1988 Merikanto.
  • 1985 He Povin Hehkuvin.
  • 1984 Saarella palaa.
  • 1983 Bacchuskin Joi. Reprint 2005.
  • 1979 Päivää, Yötä.
  • 1973 Joulupukki. Reprint 2004.
  • 1994 Kallista Lasia. Reprint 2003.

Other

  • 2009 The Christmas record Joulu on meillä sells over 30 000 albums, achieving both a
    gold and platinum record and becoming the best selling Finnish male choir album of all time

  • 2005 Second place at the international Madetoja Male Choir Competition