News from Tenso Network Europe
August 2016

In this newsletter :
TDHWith concerts of five choirs - Ars Nova Copenhagen, Eric Ericsons Kammarkör, Det Norske Solistkor, Helsingin kamarikuoro and Tenso Europe Chamber Choir  - masterclasses and workshops for composers and conductors, seminars and other meeting moments, the Tenso Days Helsinki will bring a weekend full of choral music.

26 - 28 August, Ritarihuonen, Helsinki (FI)


Helsingin kamarikuoro

TWCEMusikkatalo Camerata (Helsinki), Friday 26 August 15:30
for registered visitors only

Four composers : Alberto Carretero, Jaime Belmonte Caparrós, Juan de Dios Magdaleno, and Ilkka Aunu (meet them here) have created new work for choir and electronics. 

Coached by Marco Stroppa and Paola Livorsi, they will work with the Helsingin kamarikuoro and James Wood. They are supported by students and staff of the Centre for Music & Technology of the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki : creative assistants Markus Kärki, Amirabbas Mohammadi, Juan Vasquez and Alejandro Montes de Oca, and teachers Alejandro Olarte and Josué Moreno.

On Friday 26 August, they will present the results in the chamber music hall of the Music Centre in Helsinki.
Entrance for registered visitors only - please register by sending an email to

Marco Stroppa, coaching in Mechelen 2015 picture (c) Leo Samama

Tenso Masterclass for conductors - session in Helsinki

TMCIn the second edition of this year's masterclass for young conductors, Arndt Henzelmann (DE) and Lodewijk van der Ree (NL) will work with James Wood and Tenso Europe Chamber Choir on the concert repertoire of the choir.
The masterclass is open to the public, entrance is free!
Saturday 27 August 10:30-13:30 Ritarihuonen, Helsinki


Grete Pedersen working with Angeliki Ploka, Mechelen 2016

picture (c) Leo Samama

Tenso Europe Chamber Choir - concerts with Paul Hillier 

tecc24 young singers from 13 European countries came together in Berlin last month to work with conductor Kaspars Putniņs. The choir gave concerts in Berlin, Lochem (NL) and Paris. See and hear them on the website 
Next week, they will work in with conductor Paul Hillier, followed by concerts in Helsinki and Tallinn (EE). The choir will sing work of Martin, Josquin, Pärt, Sandström/Purcell and Maxwell Davies. More details about the concert programme

Friday 26 August 19:00 Ritarihuonen, Helsinki (FI
Sunday 28 August 15:00 Mustpeada Maja, Tallinn (EE)


Tenso Europe Chamber Choir 2016

Save the dates !  

datesComing up in the next months :
  • Tenso Days Copenhagen, hosted by Ars Nova Copenhagen and DR Vokalensemblet; with the next session of Tenso Young Composers Workshop, 21-27 October
  • Tenso Days Amsterdam, hosted by Cappella Amsterdam and Nederlands Kamerkoor, with sessions of the masterclass for conductors, composers workshops, collaboration with amateur choirs and more, 24-27 November
  • Tenso Professionals Meeting in Paris, 23 and 24 January 2017, in the Philharmonie, hosted by accentus

Ars Nova Copenhagen

picture (c) Ditte Capion

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