Choir of Cantores Minores in three towns

cm3934Dates of the concerts:
19:30, 16th May 2018  – Pécs, The Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
19:00, 17th May 2018- Békéscsaba, Lutheran Church
19:00, 18th May 2018- Nyíregyháza, Zoltán Kodály Primary School – Kodály Hall


Cantores Minores, the Choir of Boys and Young Men of Helsinki Cathedral, was founded in 1952.

In the Cantores Minores Music Institute tuition is given in musical theory and voice as well as some instruments is given to boys from age of seven. There are a total of over 500 members in the various stages of the choir (ages from 4 to 25) and over 3000 boys and young men have sung in the Cantores Minores during its 65 years of existence and the choir has produced numerous professional musicians active in a variety of fields.

The present conductor Mr. Hannu Norjanen began as the choir’s Artistic Director in January 2005. He received his early musical training in the Cantores Minores boys’ choir (1974-80). Under his leadership the choir’s a cappella repertoire has broadened to include a wide choice of international choral masterpieces as well as contemporary Finnish choir music.

The choir’s repertoire consists of sacral music by European and especially Finnish composers from the 12th to the 21st centuries, not forgetting a selection of folk songs as required. The annual performances of the major works of J.S. Bach form the basis of training of each generation of singers.


Johann Sebastian Bach: Singet dem Herrn BWV 225
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: Canticum Calamitatis
Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat, D-dúr BWV 243

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