Mieskuoro Huutajat

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Mieskuoro Huutajat

Mieskuoro Huutajat (Men's Choir Shouters) is an internationally famous shouting choir from Oulu, Finland. They were established in 1987 and originally comprised 20 shouting men, since expanded to 30.

Led by conductor Petri Sirviö, the choir is best known for their loud renditions of Finnish patriotic songs, but have also performed foreign tunes such as The Star-Spangled Banner. [1] [2]

They were guest performers at Congratulations, a special 50th anniversary concert for the Eurovision Song Contest held in Copenhagen, Denmark in October, 2005, at which they performed Waterloo. Co-host Renars Kaupers suggested jokingly that perhaps Finland's notoriously poor performances at Eurovision in future could be remedied by the choir performing their own songs. This suggestion was somewhat ironic, as Finland won the subsequent contest.

The performances show some similarities to the traditional Māori's haka war cries.

Documentary film[edit]

Screaming Men
Directed by Mika Ronkainen
Produced by Kimmo Paananen
Music by Olli Tuomainen & Petri Sirviö
Cinematography Vesa Taipaleenmäki
Edited by Pernille Bech Christensen
Distributed by Trust Film Sales
Release date
  • 2003 (2003)
Running time
76 min.
Country Finland
Language Finnish, English

The choir was portrayed in a documentary film Screaming Men [3], released in 2003, directed by Mika Ronkainen.

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