EOL (Eteläsuomalaisen Osakunnan Laulajat) is an artistically ambitious chamber choir formed of students and former students from the Helsinki metropolitan area. We sing mostly unaccompanied classical choral music, with a certain focus on Reneissance polyphony. The choir gives about a dozen performances a year, in concerts, academic soirées, and annual charity gigs. The choir finances it’s activity with concerts, paid quartett-gigs and biannual membership fees.
In addition to singing we like to spend time together over a pint, by playing Finnish baseball in the summer and in all kinds of parties throughout year e.g. housewarming parties, movie nights, banquets and board game nights. EOL’s artistic director is M.Mus Teemu Tommola.
We rehearse on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 PM in Ruoholahti chapel (Selkämerenkuja 1).
We are searching for enthusiastic singers with some experience of choir singing or other musical backround. The most important thing is an urge to make music together with ambition, but keeping in mind the fun of singing together!
The official auditions are held at the beginning of every semester, but new singers are welcome to audition in most rehearsals. Before the audition, please contact our artistic director
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and inform him that you are coming.
When you come to audition
- Be prepared to sing an easy, unaccompanied song that you know well.
- Be prepared to sing Pastyme with good company with three other singers as a quartet. You don’t have to know the words, you can sing with “du” or some other syllable if you wish.
- Fill out this form and bring it with you, if you can. It makes the audition go more swiftly.