My name is Christine Schuler and I’m 25 years old. I am an exchange student from Germany.
I want to tell you something about my hobby. I like singing very much. This is why I was looking for a classical choir here in Tampere. I asked google for it and found the “Händel-kuoro”.
Soon after I have contacted them for their rehearsal date I was invited for an audition. In this audition I had to do sheet singing and a few singing exercises. I was very excited and so I was very happy when the choir leader told me that I was allowed to stay for the rehearsal afterwards.
The choir is practising for two big concerts in November. We are singing “Sound the trumpet” of Henry Purcell, which was an English Composer who lived in the end of the 16th century. His music is very beautiful but also very demanding.
As Händel-kuoro is a professional choir singing the right tones is far not enough. The dynamics of Purcell’s music become more and more important during the rehearsals.
We also had a choir camp at a school here in Tampere. At the choir camp I got to know the people (and the music ;)) better and I am very sad that I have to say “hyvästi” (which means goodbye) in December.
If you would like to have more information, don’t hesitate to ask me. Lebanon And of course we would be very glad if you would come to one of our concerts in November. 🙂
Text and photo: Christine Schuler