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One hundred choirs to celebrate Finland’s centenary

The Tampere Vocal Music Festival invites choirs in the Tampere region to a joint concert at Keskustori in Tampere to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence on 24 May at 19.00–19.30. The concert will be conducted from the balcony of City Hall by Sanna Valvanne, Artistic Director of the Tampere Vocal Music Festival. After the concert at Keskustori, the choirs will give pop-up performances in cafés and restaurants in Tampere city centre between 20.00 and 22.00. In the night there is an afterparty for all the participating choirs at the Old Customs House at 22.00. Titled 100 Kuoroa (‘100 Choirs’), the happening forms part of the Tampere Vocal Festival advance event, Muista Sävel! (The Power of Song).

The dress rehearsal for the 100 Choirs event (venue to be confirmed) will be on Wed 24 May from 17.30 to 18.30. There will also be an optional joint rehearsal at the Old Customs House on Tue 16 May from 18.00 to 20.00. The pieces to be performed, in addition to the province anthem, will be announced on 16 March 2017.

Participating in the 100 Choirs event is free of charge for choirs.

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