What is the Tampere Vocal Music Festival?

The City of Tampere has organised the Tampere Vocal Music Festival every second year since 1975. This versatile international festival includes a Chorus Review, a Contest for Vocal Ensembles, concerts and workshops among other things, and gathers app. 2,000 singers to Tampere.

The artistic director for the festival 2019 is Tuukka Haapaniemi. The concert and workshop programme will be announced in February 2019.

The Chorus Review attracts dozens of choirs from several countries. Every choir will receive a written evaluation from the international jury and a diploma with one to three gold, silver or bronze stamps.

The Contest for Vocal Ensembles is one of the highest-quality competitions in this field in Europe. The contest is known for its great atmosphere, and it has launched the careers of ensembles such as Rajaton and Club For Five. Every ensemble accepted for the final round will receive a written evaluation from the international jury and a diploma.

The Festival offers a variety of concerts featuring top international and domestic artists in choral and ensemble music, as well as gems of classical, popular or world music. There is also training for choir conductors and singers, with workshops and lectures given by international experts in the field. Participating choirs and ensembles will be entitled to a discount on concert and workshop tickets.

Participants of the Chorus Review and the Contest for Vocal Ensembles will also be invited to perform in parks, market places, institutions, etc. as the festival spreads out all over the city. Feel the festival!

How to get to Tampere?

Tampere is located in southern Finland some 170 km north of Helsinki, capital of the country. Both domestic and international travel connections to Tampere are excellent.

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Tampere Hall, Yliopistonkatu 55
Other venues will be updated in February 2019

Art and Culture Companions

Art and Culture Companions are volunteers who will accompany adults to concerts to provide company and support.

Requests for Companions: Enable JavaScript to view protected content. or tel. 040 806 3910 (Mon and Thu 10.00–12.00).


Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Kalle Kaihari Cultural Foundation
Tampere Evangelical-Lutheran Parishes
Finnish Amateur Musicians’ Association
Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE)
Tampere Hall

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