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The Helsinki Philharmonic Choir Association is seeking an

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 

for a fixed-term employment for the period of September 1st, 2024-July 31st, 2025

 

The Artistic Director is responsible for the artistic quality and direction of the choir, conducting the choir's own concerts as well as other artistic and administrative tasks associated with chorus activities. The Artistic Director will work closely together with as well as report to the board of the association.

 

We offer you an interesting and challenging position, a versatile and excellent chorus as well as an opportunity to develop the functions of the choir.

 

The engagement requires suitable education and work experience, artistic vision, accomplished piano skills, English skills, excellent communication and collaboration skills as well as networking skills. We also appreciate communication skills in Finnish, a versatile network in the music industry and a comprehensive knowledge of choral repertoire.

 

For further information, please contact President of the Association Katja Tammela, tel. +358 40 512 9014 (best reached between June 12th-15th after 5 p.m. or June 24th-25th) or via email at puheenjohtaja@helsinginfilharmoninenkuoro.fi.

 

We ask that applications, along with resumes, for the position be submitted via email at puheenjohtaja@helsinginfilharmoninenkuoro.fi by Sun July 14th, 2024.

 

The HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC CHOIR (in Finnish: Helsingin filharmoninen kuoro, HFK) was founded in 2007 and has established itself as one of Finland's leading mixed choirs. It has built up a reputation for its challenging repertoire and its expressive and metallic sound.


In recent years the repertoire included amongst others the Requiems by Verdi, Mozart and Brahms, Klami's Psalmus and Orff's Carmina Burana. The choir has also performed in opera and operetta productions like Puccini's Turandot (2020, 2023), Lehár's Giuditta (2019), Verdi's Don Carlos (2018) or Bernstein's Candide (2018, 2022). In the fall of 2023 HFK was a guest artist in the Finnish National Opera and Ballet's production of Messa da Requiem. 

The choir has performed as a guest artist at the Heinävesi Music Festival (2017), the Ilmajoki Music Festival (2018), the Joroinen Music Festival (2022), the Kangasniemi Music Festival (2022) and Hamina Tattoo (2023). In 2015 the choir performed as a guest artist at the Exporose Grasse in France. One can also regularly hear the choir at services at the Helsinki Cathedral.

HFK singers are music students, professional musicians or otherwise experienced singers.

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