Jubilate has since its foundation played an active and prominent role in the Finnish choral world, at first under conduction of its founder Astrid Riska (1968-2009) and then Timo Nuoranne (2009-2014) and Edward Ananian Cooper (2014-2017). In January 2018 Esko Kallio started as the new artistic conducor of the choir.
The choir has performed all around the world winning awards in numerous international choral competitions. Jubilate has published twenty records, several radio recordings and participated in many television performances. The choir has performed works of almost all Finnish choral composers; among them Einojuhani Rautavaara, Kaj-Erik Gustafsson, Lars Karlsson, Mikko Heiniö and Juhani Komulainen.
Jubilate has performed choral music of many genres from the pearls of Gregorian chant to the colorful spectrum of contemporary music. The interpretation of text and its semantics has always been an extremely important part of the choir’s performance. Additionally to the choir’s prevalent a cappella repertoire, Jubilate has performed together with numerous orchestras conducted by leading conductors.
Today, the focus of Jubilate’s artistic expertise lies in Baroque music as well as in contemporary Finnish and Nordic music. The chamber choir – now in the mature age of 45 years – is now, however, aiming to new musical challenges with fresh eyes as Edward Ananian-Cooper has begun as artistic director of Jubilate in Autumn 2014.
The choir conductor
Contact: Annu Mikkonen, tel. +358 41 527 3770, annu . mikkonen (at) gmail . com