Englanninkielinen Study Tour on kuoronjohtajille ja kuoromusiikin harrastajille suunnattu kokonaisuus, joka koostuu konserteista, kursseista ja tapaamisista. Tapaamisten aikataulu julkaistaan myöhemmin. Study Tourin isäntänä toimii kuoronjohtaja, emeriusprofessori Matti Hyökki.
Wednesday 5 June
A contest for groups of 3-8 singers
Jury: Jussi Chydenius (FI, chairman), Karoliina Kantelinen (FI), Sara Brimer Davey (US), Michael McGlynn (IE), Paul Phoenix (UK)
Conductor Ville Matvejeff
Thursday 6 June
Jury: Kari Turunen (FI, chairman), Saara Aittakumpu (FI), Carsten Seyer-Hansen (DK), Volker Hempfling (DE), Jennifer Tham (SG)
The jury of the Contest will coach the participating ensembles. Participants of the study tour can follow the workshop as passive students.
Finalists of the Contest for Vocal Ensembles raise the roof at a concert culminating in the prize-giving ceremony. The 2017 Grand Prix winner Quintense are also on the programme. Hosted by Inari Tilli.
Friday 7 June
An introduction to choral music by Matti Hyökki in Nordic countries
In this workshop aimed at choral singers and conductors alike, Professor Jim Daus Hjernøe from the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus/Aalborg presents his innovative concept for learning and rehearsing rhythmic choral music.
Conductor Elisa Huovinen
Conductor Grete Pedersen
Saturday 8 June
Reijo Kekkonen will make a brief presentation on Finnish choral music through ages and concentrate on some of the most important contemporary composers.
Composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, a regular guest at the festival, offers a talk in English about the background to some of his choral works, about the development of his style, about surprising hits and whatever else he can think of.
Conductor Fredrik Malmberg
Conductor Nils Schweckendiek
Sunday 9 June
The Chorus Review culminates in the Gala, where choirs selected by the jury perform. The suspense builds towards the end and the announcement of merit prizes for choirs and conductors.
A bonus concert for the 5-day-tour if you arrive already on 4 June:
Tuesday 4 June
Conductor Paul Hillier
Tampere is a city of events with thousands of tourists. We recommend making reservations for the accommodation as far in advance as possible. See the special prices for festival goers at the accommodation page.