GSCC Member Event


Hosting Ensemble: Emerald Ensemble
Event Type: Concert
Ticket Prices: General Admission $25
Event Dates:
Saturday, May 19, 2018May 19, 8:00pm at Vashon United Methodist Church, Vashon, WA
Sunday, May 20, 2018May 20, 4:30pm at Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA


Choral music has long been a staple of Finnish culture, led by the anthem Finlandia by Jean Sibelius. In the twentieth century, Finnish sacred music flourished in the hands of the late Einojuhani Rautavaara. Among the current generation of brilliant composers is Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, whose works are at turns comic (El Hambo) and dramatic (Canticum calamitatis maritimæ).

Finlandia. Photo Credit: Ron Anderson
Finlandia. Photo Credit: Ron Anderson
Emerald Ensemble. Photo: Bruce Weber
Emerald Ensemble. Photo: Bruce Weber