Vesper – A song for the persecuted
Sun 26 Jan at 18.00
Kallio Church, Itäinen Papinkatu 2, Helsinki
Duration: 75 min
This vesper, or evening service, features Gregorian chants associated with the festival of St Paul celebrated on 26 January in the Middle Ages, highlighting the conversion of a persecutor to a defender of the persecuted.
The songs, dances, instrumental pieces and poetry in this service have Medieval roots; some of the songs are from Finnish sources. The dances are based on Medieval processions.
Students of the Sibelius Academy and Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki
Assi Karttunen, coach, early music instruments
Maarit Rankanen, coach, dance
Hilkka-Liisa Vuori, coach, Gregorian chant
Marja Kotakorpi, liturgy
Joint production with Kallio Parish.
Matti Leisma, 0503877310, email@example.com