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This Advent Moon / Siven, Audite Chamber Choir


Release Date: 10/04/2019 
Label:  Alba Records   Catalog #: 56  
Composer:  Matthew WhittallSelim PalmgrenJean SibeliusClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  Mirjam KyrönseppäMaria SavojokiVille LiljaMarkku Nurminen,   ... 
Conductor:  Jani Sivén
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Audite Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album is comprised of both older and never-before recorded pieces by composers singing in Audite Chamber Choir. Having the composer sing their own pieces adds a very unique tension to the performance: the choir, the conductor and the composer all have a different take on the piece, and resolving that tension is required for the piece to become whole. This tension gives rise to new interpretations of old pieces, and grants new pieces the excitement they deserve. The Audite Chamber Choir is the official choir of The Helsinki Conservatory of Music. Its membership consists of experienced singers. Audite was founded in 1992 by Jani Siven, who remains their conductor today. Audite’s repertoire includes challenging a cappella choral music, Read more large scale choral-orchestral works, as well as opera and other stage works. Compositions by Audite singers Alex Freeman, Matthew Whittall, and Anna Huuskonen, as well as by conductor Jani Siven himself, form a core part of the choir’s repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Carols (4) for Advent by Matthew Whittall
Performer:  Mirjam Kyrönseppä (Tenor), Maria Savojoki (Soprano), Ville Lilja (Tenor),
Markku Nurminen (Bass)
Conductor:  Jani Sivén
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Audite Chamber Choir
2.
The Huron Carol by Matthew Whittall
Conductor:  Jani Sivén
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Audite Chamber Choir
3.
Songs (2), Op. 34: No. 1, Joululaulu by Selim Palmgren
Conductor:  Jani Sivén
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Audite Chamber Choir
4.
Christmas Songs (5), Op. 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Jani Sivén
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Audite Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1909; Finland 
5.
Noel des enfants qui n'ont plus de maisons by Claude Debussy
Conductor:  Jani Sivén
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Audite Chamber Choir
6.
Carols for Yuletide by Alex Freeman
Performer:  Alex Freeman (Tenor), Elina San (Soprano), Mirjam Kyrönseppä (Tenor),
Sakari Ylivuori (Bass)
Conductor:  Jani Sivén
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Audite Chamber Choir
7.
O Magnum Mysterium by Alex Freeman
Conductor:  Jani Sivén
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Audite Chamber Choir

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