Power of Song 2015 © Metson musiikkiosasto

The Power of Song

The advance event of the Tampere Vocal Music Festival is a reminder of the upcoming festival and an introduction to the celebration of vocal music. Wednesday is the day of the 100 Choirs event at Keskustori square in Tampere, bringing together choirs in the Tampere Region to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence. The event is preceded by a pre-party at the Tampere Main Library Metso and followed by a choir crawl around cafés and restaurants. On Monday, journalist Samuli Tiikkaja gives a talk on composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. And on Tuesday, anyone who wants to sing is welcome to join the workshop led by the Festival’s Artistic Director, Sanna Valvanne. Her creative method frees the body, mind and voice so that everyone can sing and shine with joy!

Mon 22 May
17.00 Samuli Tiikkaja: Remembering Rautavaara (Main Library Metso)

Tue 23 May
17.00 Sanna Valvanne: Sing&Shine with Body&Soul! (Main Library Metso)

Wed 24 May
16.30 100 Choirs pre-party (Main Library Metso)
19.00–19.30 100 Choirs concert (Keskustori square)
20.00–22.00 Choir crawl (Programme to be published in May)
22.00 100 Choirs after-party (Old Customs House)

Organised jointly with the Tampere City Library and the Pirkanmaa Choral Centre.