Helsinki Philharmonic Choir

The HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC CHOIR was founded in 2007 and has established itself as one of Finland's leading mixed choirs. It has built up a reputation for its challenging repertoire and its expressive and metallic sound.

In recent years the repertoire included amongst others the Requiems by Verdi, Mozart and Brahms, Klami's Psalmus and Orff's Carmina Burana. The choir has also performed in opera and operetta productions like Puccini's Turandot (2020, 2023), Lehár's Giuditta (2019), Verdi's Don Carlos (2018) or Bernstein's Candide (2018, 2022). In the fall of 2023 HFK was a guest artist in the Finnish National Opera and Ballet's production Messa da Requiem.

HFK has co-operated with numerous orchestras, e.g. the Vaasa City Orchestra, Kirkkonummi Chamber Orchestra, Pori Sinfonietta, Helsinki Sinfonietta, the Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Together with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra HFK accompanied world-famous bass-baritone Bryn Terfel on his Finland concert (2011). Other collaboration partners have included the Chorus of the Finnish National Opera, the male voice choir Manifestum and the  Ilmajoki Opera Choir.

The choir has performed as a guest artist at the Heinävesi Music Festival (2017), the Ilmajoki Music Festival (2018), the Joroinen Music Festival (2022), the Kangasniemi Music Festival (2022) and Hamina Tattoo (2023). In 2015 the choir performed as a guest artist at the Exporose Grasse in France. One can also regularly hear the choir at services in the Helsinki Cathedral. In addition, a selected group of singers is available for smaller and bigger engagements on demand.

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