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Maalaulu | Spring Hymnal | Virtual Bass Choir

Three pieces commissioned by the festival.


WED 9 June at 20.00 | Stream

All the videos are available until 24 June 2021.


SAT 12 June at 20.00 | Stream

All the videos are available until 24 June 2021.

Contest for Vocal Ensembles

THU 10 June at 18.00 | Online-contest

All the videos are available until 24 June 2021.


FRI 11 June at 20.00 | Stream

All the videos are available until 24 June 2021.

The next edition 14–18 June 2023

The next edition of Tampere Vocal Music Festival will be held on 14–18 June 2023. Applying for the Chorus Review and Contest for Vocal Ensembles will begin on January 2023 and the programme will be published on February 2023.

Michael Mcglynn, Artistic Director 2021

Tampere Vocal Music Festival


The artistic director of the 2021 edition is Michael McGlynn from Ireland, composer and Artistic Director of the vocal ensembles ANÙNA and M’ANAM. The 2021 edition of Tampere Vocal Music Festival will be organised as an online festival and the programme will be free of charge. This year’s Chorus Review has been cancelled. In his introduction video, Michael McGlynn wishes everyone welcome to the festival.


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Kari Turunen conducting a choir.

Introducing the New Artistic Director

The next artistic director of the Tampere Vocal Music Festival is Kari Turunen, an experienced choir conductor who is currently the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Chamber Choir in Canada. In Finland, he conducts the ensemble I Dodici, which specialises in performing Renaissance music.

Aftermovie 2019

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Every other summer Tampere celebrates the diversity of the human voice at the festival of choral and ensemble singing. Since 1975 in the international atmosphere of the festival, old and new music, choir tradition and for instance beatboxing all coexist in harmony. The festival culminates in the finales of the Chorus Review and the Contest for Vocal Ensembles, where the atmosphere is palpable. In addition, workshops and free concerts draw audience interested in vocal music from around the world.

Tampere Vocal Music Festival in a Nutshell

This is what the festival is all about.


The Tampere Vocal Music Festival features a diverse menu of interesting choirs and vocal ensembles, with a couple of surprise performers thrown in at the Festival Clubs.

Chorus Review

The Chorus Review is a non-competitive event that has formed the cornerstone of the Festival since 1975. Over the past decades, it has hosted choirs from all around the world.

Contest for Vocal Ensembles

Conceived by vocal music enthusiast Kalle Kaihari and established in 1989, the Contest for Vocal Ensembles has evolved into an event of professional quality with the potential to launch an international career for excellent vocal ensembles.

Workshops And Exhibitions

The Festival programme is complemented by workshops intended for choral singers and choir conductors and by exhibitions aimed at friends of vocal music.