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Female voices from the North

Pihlaja (rowan tree) is a female choir from Helsinki, Finland. The choir was founded in 2003, and is conducted by choir director, Master of Music Karla-Maria Toiviainen. There are 29 singers in the Pihlaja Choir at the moment.

Our new music video for the song 'Täydellinen päivä' (Pihlaja feat. Mikko Pettinen) came out on midsummer 2022!

Pihlaja Choir’s repertoire consists of both modern and traditional music, folk songs, and classical music. The choir also has a large repertoire of songs in English. The choir has recorded three albums - Näin unta kesästä kerran (2004 - trad. Finnish music), Enkelten laulua kaipaan (2007 - Christmas songs), and Luojan lapsesta laulelen (2016 - Christmas songs).

Pihlajan has collaborated with Mikko Pettinen, Bianca Morales, Jaso (Jazz Society Big Band), Finnish Female Choir TAIKA and Miika Pelkonen & his band, among others.

Pihlaja Choir has attended the international Tampereen Sävel Vocal Music Festival five times (2003, 2005, 2007, 2013 and 2017), and has traveled and performed in various different countries. For example, in 2011 & 2019 Pihlaja Choir took part in an international choral festival in Italy, and in 2016 Pihlaja traveled to the Hague in the Netherlands to perform.

Learn more about us

Pihlaja's videos on Facebook: Concert recordings

Pihlaja's photos on: Flickr - Photo Gallery

Pihlaja's photos on: Instagram

Subscribe to our channel: Pihlaja on YouTube

Contact us:

Conductor Karla-Maria Toiviainen

Email: naiskuoropihlaja(at)gmail.com / karla(at)karlando.nl

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This page was last updated on 24.6.2022. Photos of Pihlaja by Santtu Perkiö / Naiskuoro Pihlaja.