The Kauniainen Chambre Choir - GÖR - is a bilingual (Swedish & Finnish) mixed choir with about 25 singers. The choir was founded in 1974, and it is an independent and self-financed registered association. We strive to contribute to the cultural life. We perform music in many genres: classic choir works, sacred music, jazz and entertainment music. The choir turned forty in 2014. We are seeking new singers to join our active and good-spirited choir.
GÖR wishes to thank its former director, Tom Eklundh, who lead the choir from September 2014 till May 2016 and to welcome the new director Satu Simola who's work with the choir started in August.
Satu Simola has diplomas in both choir and orchestra conduction from the Estonian Academy of Music and from the Sibelius Academy. In addition to leading GÖR, Ms. Simola is also artistic leader for the Musical Society and the Chamber Orchestra Soidaan r.f. and for the Turku University symphony orchestra Collegium Musicum. She is also a visiting conductor for Kaukametsä Chamber Orchestra. Together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Ms. Simola has developed the web based pedagogical lecture series “Learn to listen classical”. During the autumn 2016 Ms. Simola teaches at the Sibelius Academy.
Ms. Simola has published compositions and recordings (Sulasol). In 2013 she composed a piece for a chamber orchestra “Hiiri” - an orchestral saga for children and in 2016 a song- and musical piece Kippokaupungin karnevaali (Sulasol) will be published. Ms. Simola has been a visiting conductor for the regional orchestras in Joensuu, Vaasa, Pori and Lappeenranta and also the Tapiola Sinfonietta.