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 repertoir 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 farely 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 regularily. Our last trip was to Copenhagen on October 2014 as guests of CBS International -choir. In addition we have a rehearsal weekend every term and other fun activities and events like sauna evenings and karaoke nights. On 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 30 years. For the first 30 years the choir was conducted by Hannu Wuorela. From end of 2019 Kristina Bogataj succeeded in position and is currently our conductor. Although our traditions are strongly linked to the School of Economics, todays 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 check our rehearsals out on Thursday evenings at 18:00-20:30. Auditions for new singers again on fall term 2019. Normally we rehearse at “Mercatori”, on the bottom floor of the 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 Kristina Bogataj.
We are constantly looking for new members (especially male voices). 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.
We rehearse on Thursdays from 18.00 to 20.30 at Mercatori in the Turku School of Economics.
If you want to join the choir, take part in our rehearsal on the 19th of September at 18.00 at Mercatori in the Turku School of Economics. After the rehearsal there will be a short audition 3 minutes/person.
The audition part might make you nervous, but don’t worry! Only our conductor and sopranos’, altos’ and male voices’ contact persons will be there, not the whole choir. You should prepare to perform one song at the auditions.
Let our chairwoman Jasmine know that you are coming via email (email@example.com) or click: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ugAlvSQsaap9Q53Tx3OnujXQ7EcYdBLsT4j55Hv1YSQ/viewform?edit_requested=true
Kristina Bogataj has graduated from Music Pedagogy at Academy of Music in Ljubljana with an award winning choral concert in 2017, which was her first full-evening choral conducting concert debut. She started her second master’s programme at the Conducting department of Sibelius Academy in the same year. A pianist from an early age, she was attending competitions, playing in duos, chamber groups and orchestras, also as a soloist.
Despite the rather short conducting career, Kristina is active as the chorus master in opera productions and versatile interdisciplinary art projects, and giving workshops. In addition to holding the vice conductor position of EMO Ensemble, she is the artistic director of female vocal group Lyckokatter that she established. Her present and past choral engagements include collaborations with the choirs from Helsinki and nearby, such as Akademiska damkören Lyran, Sibelius Vocal Ensemble, Hyvinkää Chamber Choir, Musiikkitalo Choir, Cantabile, HOL, and others. In 2019/20, she also holds the position of the artistic director of choirs Cantus Mercurialis and NaisSound.
Based on the experience of singing in many prominent Slovenian choirs, Kristina continues to follow the inspiration in both high level and heartfelt music making, combining classical choral repertoire with folk heritage and collaborations with contemporary composers from popular music scene. In addition to her choral conducting activities, she is also a teacher at the International School of Music Finland.