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Vanajan Laulu, The song of Vanaja, is a mixed chorus, founded in 1989, operating within Vanajavesi Adult Education Centre in Hämeenlinna, Finland. The chorus has about 50 singers ages ranging from the 20s to the 70s. The director of the chorus is Johanna Laukkanen. The repertoire of the chorus consists of choral music from both Finland and abroad. Stylistically the songs vary from classical choir music to etno and pop music, from early music to contemporary. The chorus also likes to sing repertoire from their own composers, lyricists and arrangers. Vanajan Laulu performs mainly in Hämeenlinna and its neighbouring areas. The annual Christmas concerts in the medieval Häme Castle or the Hämeenlinna Church have gained popularity. During the years the chorus has performed in several theatrical productions of their own and collaborated in musicals at the local theatre. The choir has participated in the “Last choir standing” competition in the Finnish national TV, where the choir reached the semi-finals and has also competed in choral competitions abroad.
Johanna Laukkanen has conducted Vanajan Laulu since 2004. She has graduated with Bachelor of Music in 2007 and Master of Music in 2017 with choral directing as her major. She has worked as a choral director since 1999. Laukkanen also coaches vocal ensembles and teaches singing.Back to the list of ensembles