Key Ensemble has recorded Finnish choral works throughout the past year and presents them in the new “Finnish Choral Calendar” throughout 2020. On the second Monday of each month, a new work will be released on the choir’s own Youtube channel.
The series presents an interesting short cut into the history of Finnish choral music, with one piece from every decade from the present to 120 years back. The oldest work in the series is thus from the golden age of national romanticism from the 1910s and the latest from the recently begun 2020s. There are both classics everybody knows and discoveries that Key Ensemble wants to bring up and make them more famous, especially to the international audience.
In November 2020, the Key Ensemble will perform all the works in chronological order at a live concert in their home town Turku.
Key Ensemble has been invited to give a concert tour in China in June. The 16-day tour will take place between the 5th and 20th of June and includes 12 concerts at different venues around southern China – the last one in Shanghai. The line-up for the tour will be 16 singers.
The concert-programs for the tour consist mostly of Scandinavian and Baltic a cappella- classics. Performances will include music from Finnish composers, such as Sibelius, Rautavaara, Bergman and Mäntyjärvi, and of course from Key Ensembles collaborating composer Mikko Heiniö.
Key Ensemble will give a farewell- concert on Tuesday the 28th of May at the voluntary fire brigade-house of Turku, where also Chinese music included in the tour-program will be performed.