Past Concerts 2011

November 12th
Martin’s Church, Turku

Associations on St. Martin

Martin’s parish 90-year anniversary concert series

Martin’s Parish in Turku celebrated its 90-year anniversary in November with a concert series in the beautiful Martin’s Church. Key Ensemble was there, too, with interesting modern compositions that associate with St. Martin. Among them was a first performance of a new choral work by composer and violinist Jaakko Kuusisto.

Teemu Honkanen, cond.
Iina Kivimäki, harp

Juhani Komulainen: Mort de Saint Martin / Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: Canticum calamitatis maritimæ / Ulf Långbacka: No Man is an Island / Jaakko Kuusisto: Serenadi (2011; Fp.) / Frank Martin: Mass for unaccompanied double choir (1926)


Missa Baltica tour 9 to 13 September 2011:

Fri September 9
Kallio Church, Helsinki

CD release concert

Teemu Honkanen, dir.

Sven-David Sandström/Henry Purcell: Hear My Prayer, O Lord / Ingvar Lidholm: De profundis / Jan Sandström: Gloria / Igor Stravinsky: Credo / Joonas Kokkonen: Laudatio Domini / Krzysztof Penderecki: Cherubinischer Lobgesang / Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis / Einojuhani Rautavaara: Herran rukous / Mikko Heiniö: Luceat / Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: Amen

Other concerts of the Tour, similar program:

Sat September 10
Tallinn Cathedral, Estonia

Sun September 11
St. Matteus Church, Stockholm

Tue September 13
St. Michael Church, Turku


TURKU MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011

Key Ensemble performed as the Turku Music Festival’s inofficial festival choir and appeared in four concerts and events during the festival:

Sun August 14 at 10am
Turku Cathedral

Music Festival Mass

Kaisa Ranta, soprano
Topi Lehtipuu, tenor
Riku Pelo, barytone
Key Ensemble
Group from the Finnish Baroque Orchestra

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 105 “Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht”


Mon August 15 at 7pm
Vähätori Square

“300 Years of Love in Italian”

Kaisa Ranta and Mari Palo, soprano
Tuomas Katajala, tenor
Sören Lillkung, barytone
Key Ensemble

Monteverdi and Gesualdo madrigals and more


Wed August 17 at 05.47am
Samppalinna swimming stadium,

“At Sunrise”

Key Ensemble
Teemu Honkanen, cond.
Brass Quintet of the Navy Music Corps

Rautavaara, Kuula, Sibelius


Thu August 18 at 11pm
Turku Cathedral

“Bach in Candle Light”

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Kaisa Ranta, soprano
Topi Lehtipuu, tenor
Riku Pelo, barytone
Key Ensemble
Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, cond.

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 105 “Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht”
Pärt: Fratres (version VI; 1991)
J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 82a “Ich habe genug”


Sun February 6
Uspensky Cathedral, Helsinki

Alfred Schnittke: 12 penitential psalms

Concert with EMO Ensemble
Pasi Hyökki, cond.