The Kaamos Chamber Choir was founded in 2007 and is one of the newest ensembles in the Helsinki area. The choir consists of experienced choral singers who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. In June 2011, the choir participated in the chorus review at the Tampere Vocal Music Festival, where it was granted the rarely awarded Grand Prix and the highest accolade of three gold stamps. The choir has performed together with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra. In 2010, Kaamos participated in the 47th International Choir Competition in Spittal an der Drau, Austria, where it was awarded with the third prize in both the classical music and folk music categories. The choir participated in the International Harald Andersén Chamber Choir Competition in Helsinki in 2009 and 2012.
Kaamos's repertoire focuses on European a cappella works from German Romantic to Scandinavian contemporary, also including early music. A full list of the choir's performed repertoire since 2008 can be found in the Finnish section of the website. Kaamos's first album, Valossa ("From Darkness To Light") was released by Alba Records in 2012. The choir is conducted by Dani Juris.
Dani Juris is a Finnish choral conductor with an international background reaching to South America, the Middle East, Great Britain and Central Europe. Born in 1984, he studied choral conducting at the Helsinki Metropolia University under Jani Sivén and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki under professor Matti Hyökki. He also studied for a year under professor Johannes Prinz at the University of Music in Graz, Austria. In March 2009, Juris won the first prize at the 5th International Competition for Young Choral Conductors in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he was also awarded as the youngest finalist. Later that year, Juris was granted the conductor's prize at the Tampere Vocal Music Festival chorus review.
In addition to Kaamos, Juris currently conducts the Helsinki Philharmonic Chorus as well as the student choir SOL. His previous conducting appointments include the Tampere Philharmonic Choir and the Lahti opera chorus. Juris has also been invited to work abroad, most recently with the Slovenian radio chorus and the mixed choir Torino Vocalensemble.
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