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Tampere Vocal Music Festival 2011

With 2000 participating singers and an estimated 30,000 visiting concert goers the Tampere Vocal Music Festival ranks amongst the world's greatest choral events. Aled Jones rounds up this year's event including highlights from both the vocal ensemble and chorus showcases.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Paul Desmond

    Take 5

    Performer: Klangbezirk

    • The 2009 winners, recorded at the 2011 Vocal Ensemble competition final at the Tampere Vocal Music Festival.
  • Indra Tedjasukmana

    Weren't you the One

    Performer: Sonic Suite

    • Recording from the Vocal Ensemble competition final.
  • Michel Legrand

    Les moulins de mon Cœur (Windmills of Your Mind, sung in French)

    Performer: Egregor Vocal

    • Recording from the Vocal Ensemble competition final.
  • Merzi Rajala

    Kuka kuivaa kyyneleen

    Performer: Aino-Kuoro, Satu Luukonen (conductor)

    • Recording from the 2011 Chorus Review competition final at the Tampere Vocal Music Festival.
  • Vocal Motion Six

    Everybody Said

    Performer: Vocal Motion Six

    • Recording from the Vocal Ensemble competition final.
  • Elliott Smith

    Between the Bars

    Performer: Lauluyhtye Gello

    • Recording from the Vocal Ensemble competition final.
  • Traditional Lapland

    Joik

    Performer: Enkelit

    • (Private CD recording).
  • Anna-Mari Kähärä

    Requiem

    Performer: Kauppakorkeakoulun Ylioppilaaskunnan Naislaulajat (KYN), Kaija Viitasalo (conductor)

    • Recording from the Chorus Review competition final.
  • [traditional]

    My Birch

    Performer: Novy Vek

    • Recording from the Vocal Ensemble competition final.
  • Juan S. Garrido

    Pelea de Gallos (arranged by Edgar Gonzalez Salzmann)

    Performer: Vocal Magic Cancun

    • Recording from the Vocal Ensemble competition final.
  • Mikko Heiniö

    Tirlil

    Performer: Kamariluoro Kaamos, Dani Juris (conductor)

    • Recording from the Chorus Review competition final.
  • Tine Fris

    Go! Don't Stop!

    Performer: Postyr Project

    • Recording from the Vocal Ensemble competition final.
  • Cyrillus Kreek

    Four Psalms of David: Psalms 22, 104, 141 and 1

    Performer: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Daniel Reuss (conductor)

    • From a concert recorded at the Tampere Vocal Music Festival on 10 June 2011.
  • Cyrillus Kreek

    Estonian Sacred Folk Songs: Armas Jeesus Sind ma palun, Jeesus koige ulem haa, and Kui suu

    Performer: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Daniel Reuss (conductor)

    • From a concert recorded at the Tampere Vocal Music Festival on 10 June 2011.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Rakastava (The Lover)

    Performer: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Daniel Reuss (conductor)

    • From a concert recorded at the Tampere Vocal Music Festival on 10 June 2011.

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