Saskatchewan Choral Federation

2013 Review, Pictures & Videos

RAJATON Thrills With "Boundless" Musical Talents!

On Wednesday, March 6, choirs and come solo performers gathered from across the province at Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon, for the opportunity to hear and work with Finnish a capella sensation, Rajaton.

The workshop and concert were part of SCF’s Saskatchewan Choral Concert Series where renowned vocal groups provide workshops for Saskatchewan choristers in addition to an evening concert.  The opportunity to work with and observe talent of this calibre provides knowledge and incentive to grow and enhances Saskatchewan's choral community.

Choristers from North Battleford, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, and Regina attended the workshop. Rajaton taught vocal technique to participants and worked on the group’s overall sound. After lunch, they rehearsed Butterfly by Mia Makaroff and We Walk In A Fog by Jussi Chydenius that participants performed with Rajaton in a mass choir of more than 250 voices at the evening concert.

Rajaton was friendly and gracious and made time to answer questions, take pictures and share stories. Their thoughts on the workshop:

“The level of the choirs was gratifyingly high and the choristers were well prepared so the massed choir sounded fantastic in every concert [on the tour]! They managed to create a beautiful ‘wall of feeling.’”

Other comments from attendees:

“What an amazing performance - it is one that my choir students will never ever forget!”

“What a wonderful opportunity to inspire our students (and ourselves) to continue to strive for excellence![…] It was certainly a day we will not forget.”

This was Rajaton’s first visit to Saskatchewan as part of a Canadian Prairie Tour hosted in part by the Saskatchewan Choral Federation, the Alberta Choral Federation and the Manitoba Choral Association.

See more PHOTOS from the workshop and concert here >>

VIDEOS from the workshop and concert:

Workshop Highlights

Surma Pakkanen Väinämöisen Veneretki Onni Dobbin's Flowery Vale