The Nordic Choir Expedition

A Sea of Voices: Helsinki Chamber Choir

Welcome to the mini-festival A Sea of Voices with four of the foremost choirs of the Nordics!

June offers a unique opportunity to hear four of the foremost choirs of the Nordics in one place in Oslo! Welcome to the mini-festival A Sea of Voices.

From 3rd to the 5th of June, the city will be filled with choir music of the highest order, featuring Helsinki Chamber Choir, Ars Nova Copenhagen, The Norwegian Soloists' Choir og Eric Ericson Chamber Choir.

The festival's third concert features Helsinki Chamber Choir and conductor Nils Schweckendiek!


Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904): Songs of Nature (V Přírodě) op. 63
Evelin Seppar
(f. 1986): Seesama meri
Jonathan Harvey
(1939 – 2012): Marahi
Joel Järventausta
(f. 1995): There will come soft rains
Perttu Haapanen
(f. 1972): Strophes II
Frank Martin
(1890 – 1974): Songs of Ariel (Fra The Tempest)
Erkki Melartin
(1875 – 1937): Kukat Pinciolla

The concert a sea changed looks at the many facets of mankind’s relationship with nature. From simple enjoyment of the beauty of the world around us to the mortal threat posed by the ocean; from the sea as a metaphor for our innermost feelings to the continuity of nature in the face of human folly and destruction, the interaction of women and men with their environment is explored from different angles.

William Shakespeare’s words in The Tempest lend themselves to reinterpretation in the context of climate change: “The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have / Incens'd the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures, / Against your peace.”

Festival pass

With a festival pass you get admission to all four concerts for NOK 700. Purchase before may 1st and the price is NOK 500. Read more and buy a festival pass here.

This project is a part of The Nordic Choir Expedition, that takes place from 1.-9. June in the Nordic capitals. Before Oslo, the choirs visit Helsinki. After that comes Stockholm, before the tour ends in Copenhagen.

This project is funded by Creative Europe, Nordic Culture Point and Sparebankstiftelsen DNB.


On this concerts you will get a discount with our benefit program – Solistkortet:

  • 30% discount on concert tickets for you and a friend
  • Seat reservation
  • The card is not personal and can be lent to a friend
  • The season's CD release with The Norwegian Soloists' Choir
  • The Norwegian Soloists' Choir's tote bag

Read more about the benefit program


Helsinki Chamber Choir

Nils Schweckendiek, conductor

Listen to Solistkoret