Two Finnish choirs in one concert – in The Hague!
Addictio is a chamber choir, based in Helsinki, and founded in the autumn of 2005 by its singers. Addictio is conducted by Riku Laurikka, a young professional choral conductor.
In Addictio, a rare combination of high artistic standards and a fresh, joyful performance is met. The choir has given several concerts with a versatile repertoire, ranging from contemporary music to masterpieces of renaissance and music theatre for children. Addictio’s purpose is to offer music addicts an opportunity to indulge in their passion, to perform high quality music, to learn new things – and to have fun too. Because music and art are created to convey emotion and to give meaningful experiences for performers and audiences alike, Addictio seeks to touch the heart of the listener.
TAIKA is a The Hague-based all-Finnish female choir. It was founded in 2012. TAIKA is conducted by Katja Maria Slotte, a Finnish-born singer, musician, choir leader, singing teacher and voice technician, who has built an eclectic, international career as a music professional.
TAIKA’s mission is to promote Finnish culture and female choral music in The Netherlands. Another important part of TAIKA’s mission is to provide a peer community for Finnish female singers.
TAIKA has a wide repertoire, ranging from folk to pop, with an emphasis on Finnish female choral music.