Vox Aurea Finnish Youth Choir
part of the Global Harmony concert series
Sunday, July 19, 4:00PM
Coleman Auditorium, Gualala Arts Center,
46501 Old State Highway, Gualala
$20 advance, $25 at the door, 17 and Under Free with Adult
In this concert you can reach the Nordic atmosphere, imagine the sounds of the Northern Lights as well as experience the rough shamanistic singing style of the Sami people, the only indigenous people left in EU area. The young, pure voices of Vox Aurea choir illustrate the peaceful landscape of their country with great forests and over 170,000 lakes. The program consists of traditional music as well as modern art music especially composed by the choir’s previous conductor, Pekka Kostiainen.
The Vox Aurea choir from Jyväskylä, Finland consists of 50 singers aged 11-18 selected by means of auditioning. The Vox Aurea has been one of the top choirs in Finland almost 50 years. The choir has been awarded in various national and international choir competitions and festivals and it has made many recordings, with their latest four CDs recorded for the Alba Records company.
Vox Aurea’s repertoire consists mostly of traditional and modern choral art music and traditional music of different cultures. The choir has as well specialized in the compositions of its previous conductor, Pekka Kostiainen. Experimental attitude towards overall expression is one important part of this choir’s identity as well as a warm team spirit. The group has performed three times in the Golden Gate choral festival in San Francisco and the group has really fallen in love with California!