Finnish Choir to Perform in Duluth
Concert Celebrates Finland's 100 Years of Independence
DULUTH, Minn. – This year Finland is celebrating 100 years of independence.
To celebrate, local Finnish-Americans are hosting several events throughout the year.
Friday, June 9 a Finnish choir is performing in Duluth.
The Naantali Chamber Choir will provide the audience a variety of Finnish choral music, from beloved classics to brand new pieces.
The theme of the concert is “the Four Seasons of Finland; songs from summer to fall and from the darkness of winter to the light of spring”.
The performance will be at 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church located at 1100 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802.
The Naantali Choir was founded in 1978 and has 30 singers.
They perform actively in Naantali-Turku area (the southwest coast of Finland) and collaborate with the ELCA of Naantali regularly.
The choir has toured extensively in Sweden, Canada, Estonia, Denmark, Germany and Hungary.
The current artistic director is Antti Haapalainen, professor of music theory and composition in Turku Conservatory.
Haapalainen has conducted Naantali Chamber Choir since 2012 and is an encouraging conductor who also composes and arranges music for the choir.