Tampere Vocal Music Festival 5 - 9 June 2013

We wish to thank everyone who participated in this year's successful Tampere Vocal Music Festival! Once again we were treated to a unique atmosphere as thousand s of singers and vocal music enthusiasts from around the world gathered for five days to Tampere Hall and its vicinity. Over 2300 performers arrived to take part in the international Chorus Review, Contest for Vocal Ensembles and concerts. The artistic director of the festival is composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi.

Festival Programme

Tampere Vocal Music Festival 2015

The next edition of the Tampere Vocal Music Festival takes place 3–7 June, 2015, when it will be 40 years since the festival was founded. The artistic director in 2015 will be Matti Hyökki, professor of choral conducting. The theme of the next festival edition will be Jean Sibelius 150 years.

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Sunday 9 Jun at 16.18

Five choirs awarded in the Chorus Review

The Chorus Review at the Tampere Vocal Music Festival was completed on Sunday 9 June with five choirs receiving awards. Three golden stamps went to Latvian choir Spigo and to the Musica choir from Finland. Three choirs received two golden stamps: the Austrian Webern Kammerchor, the Estonian Academic Female Choir of Tallinn University of Technology as well as the male choir Mieskuoro Euga from Finland, whose director Visa Yrjölä also received an incentive price as the most promising conductor. In addition, diploma with golden stamps was awarded to 8 choirs, diploma with silver stamps to 30 choirs and diploma with bronze stamps to 19 choirs.

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Saturday 8 Jun at 10.00

The French vocal ensemble Ommm victorious in Tampere

The Contest for Vocal Ensembles at Tampere Vocal Music Festival was won by the French ensemble Ommm. The runners-up were JazzIn Sisters from Estonia and the third prize was split between two groups, Vocal Motion Six from Namibia and Taiga from Finland. The final of the contest was held in Tampere Hall yesterday and the winner was awarded today at the end of the concluding concert in Tampere Hall’s Small Auditorium.

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Gallery consists of festival pictures photographed by Maarit Kytöharju. Click the Gallery link below and feel the atmosphere! 

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We are compiling festival pictures to Instagram. We take photos of performances, backroom activities and locations, among others. You can view the pics by clicking the link.