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Nordic Church Music Symposium 10-13.9.2020

The registration for NKS2020 is now open.

The NKS2020 program consists of a great number of concerts and a lot of workshops. Hundreds of church musicians from the Nordic countries are expected to take part in this great event. The symposium is arranged in Helsinki with it’s magnificent Musiikkitalo as the heart of the event.

CONCERTS

Approximately 30 concerts will present a wide spectra of the Nordic church music of today. The highlight of the symposium is the great festive concert in the concert hall at Musiikkitalo on Saturday evening the 12th of September. At this concert all the symposium participants will form a large choir and perform a couple of baroque highlights together with the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra. The national concerts are a strong and important tradition in the history of NKS. Iceland presents a large choir, the Dómkórinn Reykjavik, and from Norway arrives the highly skilled male choir Christiania Mannskor. Young voices represents Denmark in the Roskilde Domkirkes Pigekor and Sweden contributes with medieval music performed by Schola Gothia

Finland’s, as the host country, presence at the symposium is of course very strong. The symposium starts with a typically finnish sound, the kantele, and the program offers a selection of the very best in finnish classical music. On the program we will find e.g. a boys choir, a lot of organ music, several choral music concerts, a new jazz mass, night music in the orthodox Uspenski Cathedral, music for meditation out at Suomenlinna, a pop up-happening on the Kansalaistori, organ marathon on the two organs in Kallio church and the whole church sings renaissance in St. Paul’s Church. In other words, a huge amount of concerts with high standard. The admission to the concerts is free, except to the festive concert at Musiikkitalo on Saturday evening. The symposium ends with a festive mass in St. John’s Church on Sunday the 13th of September, broadcasted throughout the Nordic countries.

WORKSHOPS

The symposium offers a rich variety of workshops with focus on inspiration and creativity for professional musicians. A successful co-operation with the Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy has resulted in workshops with five different themes: research, choir, mixtur, organ och song. The workshops takes place in the smaller halls at the Musiikkitalo.

The research workshop focus on musical ability and musicians, on Gregorian chant and wellbeing, on ’The Hymns of My Life’ and on ’A church musician at work between profane and divine’.

The choir workshop presents the choir conducting methods at the Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy and new, nordic sacred choral music. A jam session with Merzi Rajala and at last but not least, how to get younger boys to join a choir.

The Mixtur workshop is a mixture of different subjects related to the every day work of a church musician.

The organ workshop focus on two things, organ for kids and organ as the king instrument for accompany singing.

The song workshop celebrates Juhani Haapasalo, a well known church musician in Finland, as he turns 70 and presents the singing education at the Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy.

The workshops are available only the those who have registered as participants in the symposium.

PRE and during NKS

Two very interesting concerts starts the symposium already on Wednesday the 9th of September. From Tartu in Estonia arrives the Schola Gregoriana Tartuensis together with the organist Elke Unt, they perform in Kallio church, and in Olari church in Espoo one can enjoy the performance of Sancti Amici and the vocal ensemble Frida under the direction of Minna Wesslund. On Thursday the 10th of September it is possible to join either an organ tour or a Helsinki City Tour. A large exhibition of new sheet music will be arranged in the Musiikkitalo lower foyer during the whole symposium.

Welcome to a sympathetic symposium in the beautiful Helsinki!


Concerts

Thursday 10.9.2020

WHENWHEREWHAT
18.00Helsinki CathedralOpening concert
19.30Helsinki CathedralSounding cathedral!
20.00Old ChurchChorus Cantorum Finlandiae
20.00Mikael Agricola ChurchPACEM – jazz mass
21.00Kallio ChurchNordic Organ
21.30St. John’s Church Earth Oratory
22.30Helsinki CathedralNordic Organ

Friday 11.9.2020

WHENWHEREWHAT
9.00Uspenski CathedralMorning prayer
12.00Old ChurchLunch music
12.00Organo, MusiikkitaloLunch music
13.00Helsinki CathedralNational concert – Sweden
16.15Kansalaistori SquarePop up-happening
17.00 Helsinki CathedralNational concert – Iceland
18.30St. John’s ChurchGrand Chorales
18.30Kallio ChurchOrgan Maraton
19.00Mikael Agricola ChurchMusic group of the year
19.00Suomenlinna ChurchBingen & Birgitta
20.00Temppeliaukio ChurchHymns and tunes
20.00St. Paul’s ChurchLet’s sing Renaissance music!
22.00Uspenski CathedralNight music

Saturday 12.9.2020

WHENWHEREWHAT
9.00Kamppi ChapelMorning music
12.00Old ChurchWinterorgan
12.00Organo, MusiikkitaloLunch music
13.00Helsinki CathedralNational concert – Denmark
16.00Helsinki CathedralNational concert – Norway
19.00Concert Hall, MusiikkitaloA Baroque Night

Sunday 13.9.2020

WHENWHEREWHAT
9.00Kamppi ChapelMorning music
12.00St. John’s ChurchMass

THURSDAY 10.9.2020 18.00 – OPENING CONCERT

Helsinki Cathedral

With a o Maria Kalaniemi, accordeon, Senni Valtonen, kantele, bishop Teemu Laajasalo, boys choir Cantores Minores, Hannu Norjanen, conductor.

Cantores Minores – photo Tiiu Kaitalo

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THURSDAY 10.9.2020 19.30 – DOME CONCERT

Helsinki Cathedral

The sounding Cathedral! – The church musicians of the Cathedral
Anna Pulli-Huomo, Pentti Ingerö, Inka Kinnunen, Risto Pulkamo,
Matti Vaakanainen & Harri Viitanen

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THURSDAY 10.9.2020 20.00 – CHOIR CONCERT

Old Church

Chorus Cantorum Finlandiae

CFF photo Reijo Koirikivi
Chorus Cantorum Finlandiae – photo Reijo Koirikivi

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THURSDAY 10.9.2020 20.00 – PACEM – JAZZ MASS

Mikael Agricola Church

PACEM – PB-Collective

PB-Collective

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THURSDAY 10.9.2020 21.00 – NORDIC ORGAN

Kallio Church

Hannah Marie Carding, organ
Anders Börjesson, organ

Anders Börjesson & Hannah Marie Carding

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THURSDAY 10.9.2020 21.30 – ORATORY

St. John’s Church

Camilla Wiksten-Rönnbacka, mezzo-soprano
Maria Linde, alto
Marcus Kalliokoski, tenor
Lovisa Oratory Choir
Vox Immanuel
Glint Ensemble
Eric-Olof Söderström, conductor

Eric-Olof Söderström & Maria Linde & Camilla Wiksten-Rönnbacka

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THURSDAY 10.9.2020 22.30 – NORDIC ORGAN

Helsinki Cathedral

Morten Ladehoff, organ
Santeri Siimes, organ

Santeri Siimes & Morten Ladehoff

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FRIDAY 11.9.2020 9.00 – MORNING PRAYER

Uspenski Cathedral

Morning player in Swedish with the Helsinki Orthodox Parishes Swedish choir Mariam under the direction of Rikhard Dahlström. Dean Mikael Sundkvist.

Uspenski Cathedral

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FRIDAY 11.9.2020 12.00 – LUNCH MUSIC

Old Church

Ensemble Munkkivuori
Senni Valtonen
Harri Kerko
Atte Tenkanen

Ensemble Munkkivuori – photo Mari Erävaara

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FRIDAY 11.9.2020 12.00 – LUNCH MUSIC

Organo-Hall I Musiikkitalo

Students from the Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy

Organo Hall at Musiikkitalo

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FRIDAY 11.9.2020 13.00 – NATIONAL CONCERT – SWEDEN

Helsinki Cathedral

Schola Gothia
Ulrike Heider
Helene Stensgård Larsson
Sabina Nilsson
Yvonne Carlsson

Schola Gothia – photo Jon Liinason

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FRIDAY 11.9.2020 17.00 – NATIONAL CONCERT – ICELAND

Helsinki Cathedral

Dómkórinn Reykjavík
Kári Þormar, conductor

Dómkórinn i Reykjavík

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FRIDAY 11.9.2020 18.30 – GRAND CHORALES

St. John’s Church

Carl-Henrik Fernandi, saxophone
Markus Wargh, organ

Carl-Henrik Fernandi & Markus Wargh

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FRIDAY 11.9.2020 18.30 – ORGEL MARATON

Kallio Church

Anders Börjesson, Sweden
Hannah Marie Carding, Norway
Markku Hietaharju, Finland
Jaana Ikonen, Finland
Morten Ladehoff, Denmark
Björn Steinar Solbergsson, Iceland
Matti Vaakanainen,  Finland

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FRIDAY 11.9.2020 19.00 – SANCTI AMICI & FRIDA

Mikael Agricola Church

Sancti Amici & Frida
Minna Wesslund, conductor

Sancti Amici & Frida

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FRIDAY 11.9.2020 19.00 – BINGEN & BIRGITTA

Suomenlinna Church

Vox Silentii
Hilkka-Liisa Vuori
Johanna Korhonen

Vox Silentii – photo Heikki Tuuli

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FRIDAY 11.9.2020 20.00 – CHOIR

Temppeliaukio Church

Church musician choir
Tommi Niskala, conductor

Temppeliaukio church

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FRIDAY 11.9.2020 20.00 – RENAISSANCE!

St. Paul’s Church

Students and teachers from the Church Music department at the Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy
Music Institute Kungsvägen, Espoo
Musik- och kulturskolan Sandels, Helsinki

St. Paul’s Church

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FRIDAY 11.9.2020 22.00 – NIGHT CONCERT

Uspenski Cathedral

Uspenie – quartet
Varvara Merras-Häyrynen, Larissa Qvintus-Petsalo, Elia Pietarinen, Rikhard Dahlström
The Uspenski Cathedral Choir
Varvara Merras-Häyrynen, conductor
Maria Takala-Roszczenko, presenter

Interior from the Uspenski Cathedral

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SATURDAY 12.9.2020 9.00 – MORNING MUSIC

Kamppi Chapel

Chamber Choir Gloria
Seppo Murto, conductor

Chamber Choir Gloria – photo Liisa Takala

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SATURDAY 12.9.2020 12.00 – WINTER ORGAN

Old Church

Maria Säfsten, organ

Maria Säfsten

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SATURDAY 12.9.2020 12.00 – LUNCH MUSIC

Organo Hall I Musiikkitalo

Liisa Ahlberg, organ
Anne Hätönen, organ
Timo Kiiskinen, organ
Markus Malmgren, organ

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SATURDAY 12.9.2020 13.00 – NATIONAL CONCERT – DENMARK

Helsinki Cathedral

Roskilde Domkirkes Pigekor
Christa Brix Hauser, conductor

Roskilde Domkirkes Pigekor

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SATURDAY 12.9.2020 16.00 – NATIONAL CONCERT – NORWAY

Helsinki Cathedral

Christiania Mannskor
Marius Skjolaas, conductor

Christiania Mannskor – photo Erlend Berge

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SATURDAY 12.9.2020 19.00 – FESTIVE CONCERT

Musiikkitalo I Concert Hall I

Tuuli Lindeberg, Kajsa Dahlbäck, Monica Groop, Hugo Hymas & Aarne Pelkonen

Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano
Kajsa Dahlbäck,
soprano
Monica Groop,
alto
Hugo Hymas,
tenor
Aarne Pelkonen,
bass
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra

Symposium Choir
Aapo Häkkinen, conductor

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After the festival concert there will be a reception for all the symposium participants in the Musiikkitalo foyer (included in the registration fee).

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SUNDAY 13.9.2020 9.00 – MORNING MUSIC

Kamppi Chapel

Vocal Ensemble Seksti
Tarja Silvennoinen, conductor

Vocal Ensemble Seksti

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SUNDAY 13.9.2020 12.00 – MASS

St. John’s Church

with among others bishop Teemu Laajasalo, bishop Bo-Göran Åstrand, Roskilde Domkirkes Pigekor, Schola Gothia, Christiania Mannskor and Dómkórinn Reykjavík

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Registration

REGISTRATION FOR NKS2020

The registration for NKS2020 is now open.

REGISTER HERE.

(https://confedent.eventsair.com/nks-2020/registration/Site/Register)


Kindly first read the instructions and conditions given below.

Reservations will be handled on a “first come – first served” basis. Each form is to be filled in individually by only one participant. If you have problems with completing the on-line form, please contact the local conference secretariat at
Confedent International

Korkeavuorenkatu 30, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
E-mail: nks2020@confedent.fi
Phone: +358 50 4644 757


REGISTRATION FEE

The Registration fee is
280 euro
before 31.5.2020
310 euro
1.6 -15.8.2020
The registration will be closed on the 15th of August 2020. 

The registration fee includes the complete symposium programme, also the festive concert and the afterward reception and the organ tour.
The registration fee does NOT include any meals, accomodation or the Helsinki City Tour.


PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION FEES

  • We accept payments by credit card and payments against invoice (invoicing fee EUR 14 will be added). 
  • The symposium fees should be fully paid in Euro by credit card at the same time with your registration or by the due date if you request an invoice. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard and credit card payments are processed via an SSL secured credit card payment link at the end of the on-line registration form.  
  • The invoice reference number must show as identification on bank transactions. The invoice will include all necessary international bank information for the bank transfer. All bank charges should be covered by the payee.

CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATION

All cancellations must be made in writing to nks2020@confedent.fi 
For registration, social events and accommodation, an administration fee of EUR 50 will be applied to all cancellations made by May 7, 2020.
No refunds will be made for cancellations made after May 7, 2020.
100% payment to be made if fees not paid at the time of cancellation.
There will be no refund for no-shows and no-show is not considered a cancellation.


INSURANCE

The Symposium Organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, for loss of, or damage to property belonging to conference participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of the conference.  Please check the validity of your own travel insurance.


ACCOMODATION

The Symposium Organizers have booked room quotas for the symposium participants in the hotels listed below. When reservation is done via the registration form the below mentioned prices are valid. Also the availability can be guaranteed for early bookings. Delegates are free to make their own accommodation arrangements but availability or prices cannot be guaranteed and is at delegate’s own risk.
Early reservation of accommodation is recommended.


ACCOMODATION PAYMENT

A hotel deposit of one night must be paid in advance together with the registration fees. The hotel deposit will be deducted from the total cost of accommodation. The remaining hotel payment will be charged at the hotel upon check-out. Reservations without full deposit payment cannot be accepted. The hotel has the right to charge all booked nights in case of late cancellation or early departure. 

If you are paying the fees against invoice, kindly note that your reservation is guaranteed only after we have received the payment. If you require accommodation outside the given dates, please contact the local secretariat at nks2020@confedent.fi. All room rates include breakfast and VAT.


HOTEL (price / night)

Scandic Simonkenttä
224 € / single, 244 € / double
244 € / superior single room, 264 € / superior double room

Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre
189 € / single, 209 € / double

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
170 € / single, 190 € / double

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
170 € / single, 190 € / double

Hotel Arthur
125 € / single, 140 € / double

Eurohostel
74,40 € / single, 90,40 € / double


Welcome to a sympathetic symposium in the beautiful Helsinki!


Contact

Please feel free to contact us in matter concerning the NKS2020.

Pia Bengts, president, Nordiska Kyrkomusikrådet, pia.a.bengts (at) evl.fi

Håkan Wikman, coordinator NKS2020, hakan.wikman (at) nks2020.fi