Saturday, December 21 at 8:30 p.m., Saint-Charles Church will present a spiritual concert with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Grex Musicus Choir, who will be coming from Helsinki especially for the occasion. A beautiful musical moment in perspective.
Since 1991, the Grex Musicus Choir has amazed Finnish people throughout the country as well as music lovers around the world. Composed of a dozen artists, including the leader Marjukka Riihimäki, the choir excels in different types of music, whether expressing a classical or modern repertoire, traditional songs or even Argentine tango music. Each year they go on an international tour that takes them from festival to festival in Florida, Singapore, and Tokyo among others. And evidently they are making a stop in France since they are giving a concert in Nice today. Now, Monegasques have the chance to be enchanted by the talent of this utterly unique choir, with a concert planned for this Saturday, December 21st at 8:30 p.m. in Saint-Charles Church, accompanied by its choir director Jugani Lamminmäki and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.
An essentially Finnish program
On the program of this event, works by Finnish artists to (re)discover, such as Jean Sibelius, Leevi Madetoja who was his pupil, Einojuhani Rautavaara who notably composed 8 symphonies, Ahti Sonninen (also choirmaster at the Sibelius Academy), and Toivo Kuula, the great violin sonata composer. The only non-Finnish artist in this rare concert, the German composer Michael Praetorius. Entrance to the concert is free, but it is advisable to come as soon as possible to get a seat.
*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.