The chamber choir Key Ensemble from Turku has claimed a position as one of the most interesting top choirs in Finland. It has been noted for its pure, balanced and distinctive sound, and for its innovative programme planning.
The debut album Missa Baltica (2011) by Key Ensemble and its artistic director Teemu Honkanen won the Choral Recording of the Year 2011 award in Finland and the award for Best Classical Album 2012 in the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards by CASA (The Contemporary A Cappella Society) in the U.S. The latter award was also given to the choir’s second album, Ave Maria – Aurora Borealis (2013) in 2014. The versatile repertoire of Key Ensemble stretches from the renaissance to the newest contemporary music, and the choir has commissioned and premiered several new works. In addition to self-arranged concerts, Key Ensemble has been featured in many music festivals. In February 2014, the Finnish Cultural Foundation awarded Key Ensemble with a Catapult Award in order to establish its professional choral activities.
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