The Choir

The Choir

Foto: Kai Bäckström

Spira Ensemble is a mixed choir based in Helsinki, Finland, and it was founded in 2013. The repertoire focuses mainly on contemporary classical choral music by interesting composers from the Nordic countries, the Baltics and the US.

In 2014 Spira Ensemble collaborated with Erik Westberg from Sweden. At the Tampere Vocal Festival in June 2015 Spira won the Grand Prix as well as three gold stamps, the highest mark of achievement at the choral review.

Also in 2015, the Swedish Song and Music Association of Finland awarded Spira Ensemble with the Evert Ekroth Prize as the musical group of the year.

The creative director of Spira Ensemble is Doctor of Music Kari Turunen.