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Sonore Chamber Choir to sing at Unity Center

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO -  Sonore Chamber Choir from Finland will perform in Portland, West Linn, Astoria, Rosburg and Seattle from March 24 through 31. The Sonore Chamber Choir will present a musical program of works of Finnish composers sung in Finnish at The Unity Center, 20255 Willamette Drive in West Linn at 6 p.m. on March 27.

This is the first U.S. tour for the choir, which is based in Aanekoski in central Finland. English translations of the lyrics will be included in program handouts.

In addition to classical Finnish composers, such as Jean Sibelius and Fredrik Pacius, Sonore’s program highlights the work of contemporary composers, inspired and influenced by Finnish folk tales and melodies, jazz and popular music.

“This is truly a rare chance to hear beautiful Finnish choral music, sung in its original language,” said Greg Jacobs, president of the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter, which is a sponsor of the tour. “Because Finnish is not spoken anywhere but Finland and so very different from other languages, this wonderful music doesn’t get the exposure that it deserves.”

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

The tour includes performances in Portland, Astoria, Seattle and Rosburg, Wash.




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