Finnish Choral Society of Seattle

Rehearsals on Mondays 7:00 PM
at
8504 13th Avenue NW, Seattle

Today is

 

 

AN EXCITING FALL 2017

 

Seattle Sings: Saturday, October 14th, Call time 9 AM, performance at 10 AM

Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA

 

University of Washington Finnish Program Centennial Even:  lecture by Prof. of History Jason Lavery,

Thursday, October 26 at 6 PM, Kane Hall

 

Finland 100 Celebration November 4, Call time noon, performance at 2 PM

Benaroya Hall, Seattle

 

Nordic Heritage Museum Yulefest, Sunday November 19, Call time 11 30 AM, performance at 12  noon

 

Finland's 100th Independence Day Dinner and Dance, December 2 at 6 PM

UW Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St.

 

Nordic Choirs Holiday Concert, Tuesday December 5, Call time 6 PM, performance at 7 PM

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

 

Finnish Choral Society Holiday Concert and Dinner, Call time 4 PM, Concert at 5 PM

Finnish Lutheran Church

 

Retirement Homes possibly to be added

 

 

Calendar subject to change

 

 

Date

Event

Location

Time

 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Karonkka with Viipurin Lauluveikot

Nordic Heritage Museum

6:00 PM

 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Rehearsal for Benaroya Hall

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Rehearsal for Benaroya  Hall

Finnish Lutheran Church

12 noon - 3 PM

 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Rehearsal for Benaroya Hall

Finnish Lutheran Church

12 noon - 3 PM

 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Rehearsal for Benaroya Hall

Finnish Lutheran Church

12 noon - 3 PM

 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Seattle Sings

First Baptist Church, Seattle

9:00 AM

 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Rehearsal for Benaroya Hall

Finnish Lutheran Church

11 AM- 2 PM

 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Rehearsal for Benaroya Hall

North Seattle College

7 - 9:30 PM

 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Performance at UW, Finnish Studies

UW, Kane Hall

6 PM

 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Rehearsal for Benaroya Hall

North Seattle College

7 - 9:30 PM

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Finland 100 Concert Dress Rehearsal - Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall

10:00 AM

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Finland 100 Concert - Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall

2:00 PM

 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Nordic Heritage Museum Yulefest

NHM

11 30 AM

 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Finland 100 IDDD

UW Center for Urban Horticulture

6:00 PM

 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Nordic Choirs Holiday Concert

Phinney  Ridge Lutheran Church

6:00 PM

 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Rehearsal

Finnish Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Concert and Dinner

Finnish Lutheran Church

4:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Seattle Sings Songs October 14

 

 

1. Kalevalainen vieraan tervehdys - Hannikainen

 

 

2. Suomen laulu - Pacius

 

 

3. Sydämeni laulu - Sibelius

 

 

4. Min rastas raataa - Sibelius

 

 

5. Isänmaalle - Sibelius

 

 

6. Kosioretki - Sonninen

 

 

7. Finlandia - Sibelius

 

 

 

 

University of Washington Songs October 26

 

 

Minun kultani

 

 

Kosioretki

 

 

 

 

Benaroya Hall Songs November 4

 

 

Oma Maa

Finlandia

 

 

 

 

 

Finlandia at Kalevala Festival 2011

 

Oma Maa at Kalevala Festival 2011
 

 

Who are we?

We are a group of men and women who enjoy singing, especially Finnish choral music, for ourselves and our listeners’ pleasure. People in our choir range in age from the teens up to 90. Most of us have some connection with Finnish culture such as ancestry, travel, study, friends or spouses. Some are fascinated by Finnish music and its composers (many others in addition to Sibelius). We feel a commitment to the community to keeping Finnish music alive.

The Finnish Choral Society is one of the few choirs, which still preserves traditional Finnish language choir music in the USA.  The roots date back to 1964, when a choir named “Kaleva Korus” was started  The choir eventually merged with the West Coast Singers’ Seattle Chapter in the mid 1970’s.  The name Finnish Choral Society was established around 1980.  Earlier choir directors have included Eric Salo, Sirkka Wilson, Florence Mesler and others, with accompaniment provided by the noted Finnish-American composer and pianist John Sundsten.  Current choir conductors are Heather McLaughlin-Garbes and Maria Mannisto.

 

The choir specializes in Finnish choral music, reflecting  the commitment to keep Finnish choral music alive and make it known.  The choir performs at numerous Finnish and Scandinavian community events, including the Finnish Independence Day celebration, the Yulefest at the Nordic Heritage Museum, the Finland Summer Festival, Scandinavian Heritage Choir Festivals, at retirement homes, etc.  Since 1976 the choir maintains the annual Kalevala Day Festival, which in 2017 was celebrated at the Nordic Heritage Museum for the 41st time.

 

The latest tour to Finland was in summer 2012.  During that tour the choir performed to an enthusiastic public in six venues, including the famous Rock Church (Temppeliaukion kirkko) in Helsinki.  In March 2015 the choir performed at the Benaroya Hall during Seattle Symphony's multi concert series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius, who is widely recognized as Finland's national composer. 

New singers are always welcome! It's a great opportunity to learn about Finnish music.

What do we sing?

Mostly Finnish choral numbers, folk songs, patriotic, humorous, sacred and secular. Besides Finnish, we are singing in Swedish, English, German, French, Latin, Estonian and...

When and where do we sing?

We sing at various venues: at the Finnish Lutheran Church Services and events, the Nordic Heritage Museum, retirement homes, Seattle sings, Folklife

 and events especially within the Finnish and Nordic community.

Rehearsals:   Mondays 7:00 PM
 at the Finnish Lutheran Church
8504 13th Avenue NW, Seattle (map)

At various programs of the Finnish Community, Christmas programs, retirement homes, programs at the Nordic Heritage Museum (Yule Fest and the Kalevala Festival).

Contact:

Choir Conductors: Mus. Dr. Heather MacLaughlin Garbes (hmgmusic@gmail.com)

     MM Maria Mannisto (mhmannisto@gmail.com)

 

Choir President- Eva Mannisto (mannisto.eva@Ekono.com)

 

 

 

 

Last updated 09/17/2017