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Total duration
1 performance
11.8.2022
On the road
Espoo Cathedral
tickets
15-45 €

A joyful celebration of the American gospel tradition

As part of the Organ Night & Aria festival, the singers of the Finnish National Opera will raise the roof of Espoo Cathedral with renditions of beloved gospel classics. This joyful concert is a celebration of the American gospel tradition, the positive power of singing and the energising bliss of being part of something bigger.

While the opera singers let loose and make the most of their amazing voices, the audience will cherish the contagious carnival atmosphere. The programme includes the greatest gospel classics from Amazing Grace to Hallelujah and Ride on, King Jesus.

On stage

Finnish National Opera’s Chorus and soloists
Conductor, Marge Mehilane, Hanna-Maria Helenius
Jukka Nykänen Band

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Singers of the Finnish National Opera

Currently, the FNO employs 53 tenured opera singers, who perform either as soloists or in a mixture of soloist and choir roles depending on the season and production.

Jukka Nykänen

Pianist Jukka Nykänen is equally at home as a concert or theatre pianist as he is conducting popular music or contemporary opera. Over the years, Nykänen has performed at Helsinki Festival, Espoo International Piano Week, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, LuostoClassic, and the Turku, Mänttä, Lemi and Joroinen Music Festivals. He has played as a soloist with the Helsinki and Kuopio City Orchestras, Vantaa Orchestra, and the Retuperä Voluntary Fire Brigade Band. Besides Finland, he has appeared at concerts in Germany, Japan and the USA. At the Organ Night & Aria Festival, Nykänen will perform together with the Jukka Nykänen Band.

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The concert is part of the Organ Night and Aria Festival.

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