Sibelius Academy Choir goes jazz
The Sibelius Academy Choir, established in autumn 2016, gives its first jazz concerts at the Music Centre and at Järvenpää Hall.
Jesper Holm, leader of the award-winning vocal group Touché, has arranged numbers for the choir in the spirit of the legendary Singers Unlimited and the Count Basie Orchestra. The programme includes tender ballads with gorgeous jazz harmonies.
Sibelius Academy Choir
Jesper Holm, conductor and arranger
Casimir Ekman, tenor saxophone
Juho Valjakka, piano
Antti Ahoniemi, bass
Teemu Mustonen, drums
The Sibelius Academy Choir was established in autumn 2016 and first appeared in performances of Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elias under Professor of Choral Conducting Nils Schweckendiek in Helsinki and Kuopio. The Choir includes students from all departments of the Sibelius Academy. It performs about three times a year in variable lineups and explores a wide range of themes from classical to rhythm music and from a cappella to opera.