Ruut Kiiski, conductor
Kaisa Ranta, soprano
Jaakko Kortekangas, baritone
Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis
Pauliina Isomäki: Sermon on the Mount (world première)
To mark the Jubilee Year celebrating 500 years since the Reformation, the Turku Philharmonic commissioned Pauliina Isomäki to write a festive oratorio. Its world premiere at Turku Cathedral is one of the most significant world premieres of the year. “The Sermon on the Mount laid the foundation for a new conception of morality, our relationship to God and to one another. How did we respond to it in centuries past, and how do we respond to it now? The environment is changing, but people are pretty much the same as they were 2,000 years ago,” says Isomäki, explaining the genesis of the work.
The length of the concert is approx. 1 h.