Tampere University Singers
We are a mixed choir functioning within Tampere University (Tampereen yliopiston laulajat, TYL) with our singers however representing all walks of life. Our repertoire consists of classical choir music with a lot of variety, pieces' styles ranging from church music to modern choral compositions and folk songs. Along with learning the pieces, our choir focuses on maintaining its unified sound that is an important element in the choir's musical values.
Singer, come join our cheerful group!
Next auditions: January 2023
If you think you can sing and feel like joining a qualified group of choristers, don't hesitate to join our choir! Our singers do not need to be students in any of the higher education institutions in Tampere - You are welcome to the choir regardless of your education level or situation in life.
Exchange students are very welcome too, provided that you can attend the rehearsals on Tuesday evenings and are still in Finland when we have our concerts. You do not need to speak Finnish, as there will always be someone among the singers to translate all necessary instructions when needed.
On Spring 2022 weekly rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 17h45 to 20h45. There are typically three concerts per year, two in Autumn and one in Spring.
In addition to rehearsing and performing, we spend many cheerful moments together in more casual occasions such as going for drinks after rehearsals and throwing parties after concerts. We have a warm and kind community!
Join via our auditions
We hold auditions twice a year; They are announced on this website, in our social media accounts and on the billboards around the university, usually towards the beginning of each semester (January and September).
The audition includes some simple tasks measuring your voice and tune and a song of your choice without accompaniment. At the audition you can choose freely what you want to sing, in any language you want. We recommend that you choose something that you are comfortable to sing a capella. Many candidates choose simple traditional songs, because it is near to the classical style of the choir repertoire. The idea is that we can hear what your voice sounds like, and evaluate if your voice type is fit for the choir.
You can contact our choir board for more information about our choir and the auditions via the form on this page or via email at hallitus(ät)tyl.fi.
Latest concert: Lähtö
Lähtö – Tales of Hope and Springtime
Tampere University Singers (Tampereen Yliopiston Laulajat; TYL) will perform in the Juhlasali hall of the Tampere University Centre Campus on April 22 at 19:00. TYL's new director of music, Master of Music Emmi Saulamaa, will make her debut as the choir's conductor in the concert.
In this springtime performance, TYL will treat the audience to a multilingual body of works full of lyrical storytelling and the clip-clop of approaching hooves. With undertones of hope and positivity, the choir wishes to guide the audience toward the bright summer nights ahead and remind us all of the importance of love and good cheer during these troubled times.
The choir's director of music Emmi Saulamaa illuminates the double meaning of the concert's name: “‘Lähtö’ (‘The Departure’) refers to the choral piece by the renowned Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, but also to the figurative ‘relaunch’ of the choir, led by its new director, after the two-year pandemic hiatus.”
Want us to come sing at your event?
In addition to our regular concerts, we perform at events and parties. For most events, we recommend a 15–20 minute performance by a group of 4–8 of our talented singers. If you wish, you may even book the entire choir of 60 singers to perform at your event!
To book us for an event, please contact our event manager at keikat(ät)tyl.fi or via the form below.
Our event manager will be more than happy to help you out with all your choral music needs. You can plan the perfect set of songs from our vast repertoire. That's about all you need to worry about! Our event manager will take care of finding the appropriate singers and they'll show up at your event on the agreed date and time! Any event can be spiced up by our singers, be it a wedding, funeral, graduation party, or even a talk show on prime time TV! Let us know what you need!
Our prices for a 4–8 singer group performing for 15–20 minutes start at 350 €.
The event manager will be happy to tell you more!
How to contact us
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