Saturday, November 1, 2008

Kampin Laulu and Panula


Last night I sang for a recording session with the Kampin Laulu Chamber Choir at Jorma Panula’s house. We recorded Panula’s recent choral works for small men’s chorus. Panula is one of Europe’s most respected conducting pedagogues, and his former students serve as conductors for several of the world’s leading symphony orchestras and choirs. Panula’s new works feature attractive harmonies and textures – a challenge to sight read, but well worth the effort. I have been singing as a member of Kampin Laulu for about 2 months, and we have concerts coming up in a few weeks.

Related websites:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorma_Panula

http://www.jormapanula.com/

http://www.kampinlaulu.fi/


At its next concert, Kampin Laulu will perform some very attractive and interesting new choral pieces by Finnish composer Tapani Lansio: http://www.fimic.fi/fimic/fimic.nsf/mainframe?readform&lansio+tapani

More information on Finnish music may be obtained from the Finnish Music Information Centre:
http://www.fimic.fi/fimic/fimic.nsf/naviframe?readform&f=mic1f3.htm&m=5.1&ct=0



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