ABOUT THE CONCERT
Lempikuoro, a newcomer in the Finnish choral scene, is fascinated by sound fabrics that weave together in curious ways. We invite listeners near and far to tune in with us for a unique stream-concert experience, Uusi Sointu (Finnish for ‘a new tone’). Our debut concert consists of works from composers important to the choir, e.g. Messiaen, Britten, Rautavaara and newer acquaintances such as Shaw, Wennäkoski and Komulainen. Lempichoir’s conductor and artistic director is Julia Lainema.
The stream-concert is not only about corona safety, but also about the opportunity to extend the joy of choral music further and to more listeners. Though an online experience does not cover all the elements of a live concert, it allows for new moods, perspectives and soundscapes. The programme serves delicious colours, fascinating harmonies and also current themes. The pieces move towards joy and freedom, from which a new beginning emerges, a new chord, 𝑎 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑡𝑜𝑛𝑒.
The concert was premiered online on Thursday December 10th, 2020 and is available until January 6th, 2021. The concert can be viewed above or behind the link: https://youtu.be/ERZ8yvt7rpk
With the concert we aim to capture what is most precious and beloved in choral music: its moving power and presence. We want to ensure a familiarly intimate concert experience while making the most of new online opportunities:
❥ The concert is a professionally edited audiovisual experience to enjoy solely between you and the choir. Light some candles, pour yourself a glass of your favourite drink and let the choral soundwaves carry you.
❥ Audio: We recommend you listen to the concert with the best possible sound system that enables surround sound, e.g. home theatre stereos. If you listen to the concert alone you could place a bluetooth speaker behind your neck so that it slightly touches the back of your head when leaning back. This gives space to the music.
❥ Video: The concert is a delicious visual experience, which is best enjoyed on a big computer or projector screen. Please use full-screen and make sure you have HD 1080px selected as your screen quality settings on YouTube.
❥ Programme: The programme booklet is available to read and download for free on our website here. The programme booklet is mobile-optimised horizontally, but can also be printed out.
The concert and the accompanying programme leaflet are both available free of charge. You are of course welcome to make a voluntary donation of your liking to support this aspiring choir. All support is greatly appreciated!
For Finnish payments:
Lempikuoro’s business number in MobilePay is 32773. You input it similarly to any other telephone number as the receiver.
❥ BANK ACCOUNT:
IBAN FI74 4730 0010 5396 32
For international payments:
❥ FINNISH BANK ACCOUNT:
In favour of: Lempikuoro ry
IBAN: FI74 4730 0010 5396 32
POP-pankkiBonum Bank Ltd, Hevosenkenka 3, 02600 Espoo, Finland
❥ Please send a message to the choir on FB or email@example.com should you prefer to make a donation over any other type of international payment system, e.g. Revolut, Transferwise or Swish. We will fix it!