•  Sat 21st of December 2019 at 3 p.m.

 The Most Beautiful Olde Christmas Carols 2019 in the history classroom of restaurant Koulu (The School)

Feeling stressed by holiday shopping and preparations? Take a break and come to our traditional Christmas music concert in the warm and friendly atmosphere of the history classroom of the restaurant Koulu. Grab a suitable drink from the counter and sit down to enjoy old Christmastime music.

(Reservations and enquiries: info@turunvanhamusiikki.fi)


Past events

  •  Sat 2nd of November 2019 at 3 p.m. in  St. Birgit memorial church,  Lempäälä

Lux noctem illuminat – Kyrie melodies from several centuries. Free entrance and program.

Vocal ensemble Cavalier:
Aino Kola, soprano
Katariina Lappi, soprano
Sanna Kola, mezzo-soprano
Kristina Raudanen, contralto
Heikki Korhonen, baritone
Matti Torhamo, baritone

Esclamazione! – Turku Early Music Festival 2019

Turku Early Music society’s five-year anniversary festival consists of four concerts this autumn.

  • Saturday 19th October at 6 p.m. – Music for historical instruments in the Qwensel House. Juhani Listo, cornett and baroque trumpet, Mikko Multamäki, viola da gamba and Tuomas Kourula, theorbo, perform music from the 16th and 17th centuries. Tickets 20/15 (members 10 €)
  • Sunday the 22nd September 2019 at 6 p.m. – Duo Medieval (Anneliina Rif and Uli Kontu-Korhonen) performs medieval music in Parainen church. A lecture on the early music instruments used in the performance after the concert. Entrance free, program 10€
  • Saturday the 28th September 2019 at 3 p.m. – Festival celebration concert in Turku Castle. A large festival orchestra and other performers play music by Purcell and Telemann, among others. Tickets 25/15€ (members of Turku Early Music society 10€)
  • Friday 11th October at 7 p.m. – Dowland: The First Booke of Songes in Café Art. Repeat concert from last spring, John Dowland’s masterful songbook performed in historically informed style by Sanna Kola, mezzo-soprano and Tuomas Kourula, lute. Tickets 20/15€ (members 10€)


  • Friday the 10th of May 2019 at 6.30 p.m. in the Qwensel house

John Dowland: The First Booke of Songes

One of the finest and most famous songbooks in the world, John Downland’s The First Booke of Songes from 1597, performed in period style and in the authentic 18th century setting of the Qwensel House museum in Turku. Sanna Kola, mezzo soprano with Tuomas Kourula, lute.

Tickets 20/15€ 

  • March 23rd 2019 at the Turku Castle
Princess’ dream, or , How the dragon was vanguished

The classic tale of the Sleeping Beauty returns to its origins, as the Duke’s musicians of the Early Music Society along with the young students from Turku conservatory of Music take us through the familiar story, featuring many musical treasures from the 16th and 17th centuries.

This concert is suitable for people of all ages. Narrated in Finnish and Swedish.

Tickets: 12/8 €, 0-1-year-olds 0 €

  • December 15th at 3 p.m. at restaurant Koulu 

The Most Beautiful Old Carols

I fortunati (Topias Tiheäsalo, baroque guitar & Tuomas Kourula, theorbo) with  Maikki Säikkä & Katariina Lappi (sopranos) and Pauliina Isomäki (recorders) perform old Christmastime music.

Tickets 15/10€ at the door

  • November 27th 2018 at 7 p.m. at Wäinö Aaltonen’s museum:

A concert by vocal band Cavalier. Music from the Middle Ages, with compositions also from the Renaissance period.

  • Aino Kola ja Katariina Lappi, sopranos
  • Sanna Kola, mezzo-soprano
  • Kristina Raudanen, alto
  • Heikki Korhonen, baritone
  • Matti Torhamo, baritone
  • November 10th 2018 at6 p.m. at the church of St. Mary
    (Maunu Tavastin katu 2, Turku)

Dal morte alla vita – From Death to Life. Baroque ensemble I fortunati plays music from the 17th century. Monteverdi, Sances, Agneletti and Carissimi take the listeners through a many-faceted journey from deep sorrow into joy.

Anneliina Koskinen & Maikki Säikkä, sopranos
Topias Tiheäsalo, baroque guitar
Tuomas Kourula, theorbo

  • October 14th 2018 Tampere cathedral 

A concert by Turku and Tampere early music societies

Debra Gomez-Tapio, artistic director and harps
Janek Öller, recorders
Aira Maria Lehtipuu, violin
Ilpo Laspas, organ and harpsichord

Anu Mattila, Kaisa Kelloniemi, sopranos
Anna Edgren, Elina Aho-Kuusama, altos
Juho Punkeri, Mats Lillhannus, tenors
Lauri Solin, Pekka Alonen, basses

  • August 26th 2018 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Qwensel house:

Bellman Trio visits Turku to give a concert.

  • August 16th 2018 at 4-9 p.m. Night of the arts

Turku Early Music Society members perform at various places along the Aura river


Welcome to the home page of Turku Early Music Society! Here you will find information on upcoming early music concerts in the area and you can contact local people working in the field of early music.

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