Cantus Mercurialis is a mixed student choir of the Turku School of Economics. We are constantly looking for new singers, so if you are an exchange or a degree student looking for a choir to continue your singing hobby in, you are very welcome to come and sing with us!

Our repertoire stretches from cheerful drinking songs and pop music to more traditional music, folksongs, and classical music. We sing mostly in Finnish, Swedish, Estonian and English, but we also have songs in Russian, German, French, Italian… We are a fairly relaxed choir, but enthusiastic about singing and making our performances as good as possible. Usually, we have at least one bigger concert per term and many smaller performances at different events. We also travel together regularly. Our last trip was to Oulu to NSSS-festival in 2017, as our trip to Trondheim in 2020 was cancelled due to pandemic. In addition, we have a rehearsal weekend every term and other fun activities and events like sauna evenings and karaoke nights. In spring term 2015 we took part in Tampereen Sävel (Tampere Vocal Music Festival) where we achieved one silver stamp.

Cantus Mercurialis has a history of over 35 years. For the first 30 years, the choir was conducted by Hannu Wuorela. Since then our choir has been a place for several starting conductors. Although our traditions are strongly linked to the Turku School of Economics, today’s singers come from all over the university, some also from outside the university. Our choir is a great place to get to know people you wouldn’t otherwise bump into!

You can come to check our rehearsals out on Monday evenings at 18:00-20:30. Auditions for new singers are arranged at the beginning of autumn and spring semesters. Normally we rehearse at “Mercatori”, on the bottom floor of the Turku School of Economics, right by the grand piano. And do not miss out on the chat after each rehearsal in the nearby pub Proffan Kellari.

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Do you want to sing in a choir?

Join Cantus Mercurialis, the choir of the Turku School of Economics! We are a mixed choir and our conductor is Ville-Veikko Hämäläinen.

We are constantly looking for new members. Join our choir and enjoy singing as well as our free time activities! You don’t need any previous experience in choir singing. Also, you don’t have to be a student at the Turku School of Economics. However, student status is favored.

We rehearse on Mondays from 18.00 to 20.30 at Mercatori in the Turku School of Economics.

Auditions for new singers are arranged at the beginning of autumn and spring semesters. The audition part might make you nervous, but don’t worry! Only our conductor and representatives of the sections will be there, not the whole choir. You don’t have to prepare any song, just be ready to showcase your voice.

Let our chairwoman Juulia know that you are coming via email (

  • Cantus Mercurialis ry
  • Rehtorinpellonkatu 3
  • Turku 20500
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