In 2014, the Savonlinna Choir celebrated its 45th anniversary. In honor of the celebration, the Savonlinna Choir offered the audience a Christmas carol concert with the premiere of Kyrie composed by Olli Tuunanen. The 40th anniversary concert held in Savonlinna, in 2009, many portions of Aurinkotanhu composed by choir conductor Olli Tuunanen. The lyrics for this piece were done by choir bass singer Paavo Koponen and visualization by Jaakko Martikainen.
In November 2013, as in the previous year, our choir and the Savonlinna Orchestra Society performed the great Mozart’s Requiem at the Savonlinna Cathedral. The soloists were soprano Päivi Pylvilainen, alto Minna Raassina, tenor Niall Chorell and bass Olli Tuunanen. The concert was conducted by Hannu Vesioja.
The previous equally extensive work has been the Christmas Oratorio by Kyösti Haatanen for the Savonlinna Choir in 2008. The orchestra is the Savonlinna Orchestra, the soloists are soprano Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, the alto Maria Kettunen, the tenor Tuomas Katajala and the bass Hannu Niemelä. The concert was conducted by Hannu Vesioja.