Kauppakorkeakoulun Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat

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Helsinki Academic Male Choir KYL
Kauppakorkeakoulun Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat
Also known as KYL
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Genres A cappella, Choral music
Years active 1949–present
Website www.kyl.fi

Helsinki Academic Male Choir KYL (in Finnish: Kauppakorkeakoulun Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat or KYL), founded in 1949, is an academic male choir from Helsinki, Finland. The choir is associated closely with Aalto University School of Business, consisting mainly of students and alumni of the university.

The choir's artistic range spans classical Finnish (e.g. by Jean Sibelius, Leevi Madetoja, Toivo Kuula, Selim Palmgren, and Armas Järnefelt) and international male choir music, modern compositions (e.g. by Einojuhani Rautavaara and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi), barbershop, as well as pop music arrangements. KYL has participated in several international competitions and toured extensively abroad. The choir performs regularly in the Helsinki metropolitan area.

Since 1997 the artistic director of the choir has been Master of Music Matti Apajalahti. Previous artistic directors include Raul Talmar (1992–97), Heikki Saari (1975–92), Aapeli Vuoristo, Kaj Chydenius, Ensti Pohjola, Ahti Sonninen, and Jorma Tolonen.[1]

Selected awards[edit]

  • Winner (40 voices and under) & Champion Choir - The V Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Competition 2011[2]
  • Winner (international series) - The V International Leevi Madetoja Choir Competition 2010[3]
  • Finnish Male Choir of the Year 1998

Selected tours[edit]

  • USA and Canada 2010
  • Spain 2009
  • China 2006
  • Germany 2003
  • Brazil 2002

Selected discography[edit]

  • Larin-Kyösti - Elämän kertoja (2013, "Larin-Kyösti - Narrator of The Life")
  • Kirje Korvatunturille (2008 "A Letter to Santa Claus")
  • Hämärän ääniä (2008, "Sounds of Twilight")
  • Kullervo (2005)
  • Maailma jääkukkien takana (2001, "The World Behind Frost Flowers")
  • Legenda (1999, "Legend")

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