Chamber Choir Cantinovum

Chamber Choir Cantinovum

Kamarikuoro Cantinovum on vuonna 1989 perustettu nuorekas kuoro, jonka tavoitteena on tehdä taiteellisesti korkeatasoista musiikkia, uudistaa ohjelmistoa nopealla tahdilla ja kehittää kuoron moni-ilmeistä sointia. Kuoron noin 35 laulajasta suurin osa opiskelee Jyväskylän ammattikorkeakoulussa tai Jyväskylän yliopistossa. Cantinovum on Jyväskylän ammattikorkeakoulun edustuskuoro.

Cantinovumin ohjelmisto koostuu orkesteri- ja a cappella -teoksista, renessanssista aina moderniin musiikkiin. Kuoron nimi tulee latinasta ja tarkoittaa uutta laulua. Cantinovumille on ominaista esittää juuri sille sävellettyä musiikkia, ja nimensä mukaisesti kuoro onkin kantaesittänyt lukuisia kuoroteoksia. Cantinovum on tehnyt useita kertoja yhteistyötä Jyväskylä Sinfonian ja muiden orkestereiden kanssa.

Cantinovum on julkaissut kaksi levyä, Commissioned by Cantinovum (2000) ja Lauloa minä lupasin (2006). Ensimmäinen levy sisältää uutta suomalaista kuoromusiikkia, joka on Cantinovumin tilaamaa tai sille omistettua. Toisen levyn laululyriikka perustuu suomalaiseen kansanrunouteen ja Kalevalaan. Pääosin uutta suomalaista kuoromusiikkia sisältävässä levyssä on kolme nimenomaan Kamarikuoro Cantinovumille sävellettyä teosta.

Cantinovum on tehnyt useita esiintymismatkoja ulkomaille ja vieraillut Liettuassa, Kreikassa, Unkarissa, Belgiassa ja Alankomaissa, Virossa, Espanjassa, Yhdysvalloissa, Italiassa, Slovakiassa ja Islannissa.

Chamber Choir Cantinovum (established in 1989) is the youthful and ambitious choir of the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences. Their name originates from the Latin words 'canti' and novum'. Together these words become the identity of the choir and mean 'new song'.At present, there are approximately 30 singers in the choir for whom music is a passionate interest – for many it is also a future profession. Many of the singers either study or work at the the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences or at the University of Jyväskylä.

The repertoire of Cantinovum is colorful and interesting. It spans from folk music to sacred music and from Renaissance to modern composers. It is very characteristic of Cantinovum to perform songs that have been specially composed for them. They have had the honour of premiering more than a dozen compositions both nationally and internationally. Some of the composers include: Jussi Chydenius, Jan Hellberg, Juha Holma, Heikki Korhonen, Ilkka Kuusisto, Mia Makaroff, Liisa Matveinen, Sandra Milliken, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Robert A. M. Ross and Hreidan Ingi Thorsteissonin. In addition to a cappella singing, Cantinovum has worked with the Jyväskylä Sinfonia.

The choir aims for the highest of artistic levels, while continuously developing repertoire and practicing enthusiastically to enhance their rich tone. Their excellence is noted through the awards they have received. Cantinovum won second prize in the Athens International Choir Festival of 1994 and the National Klemetti Choir Competition of 1996. In 1999, Cantinovum won first prize at the International Choir Contest of Flanders, Belgium and in 2003, Cantinovum was presented a diploma with two golden stamps from the Tampere Vocal Music Festival’s Chorus Review. More recently y the choir toured the USA during the summer of 2005, swept all the first place prizes in Slovakia at the Banska Bystrica Academy Choir Competition during May of 2009 and in August, 2010 attended the Nordic Baltic Choir Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland on behalf of Finland and The Finnish Amateur Musicians' Association, Sulasol. The choir is currently planning for a trip to German. Other countries they have performed in are: Spain, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Cantinovum has published two albums: Commissioned by Cantinovum (2000) and Lauloa minä lupasin (I Promised to Sing) (2006). The first album contains new choral music commissioned by Cantinovum. The second album contains the two commisioned works Älä lapsi paljon laula and Lauloa minä lupasin which were originally commissioned for the choirs 2005 trip to the USA as well as other music. Both CDs are available online from this site.

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