Dominante is one of the most well-known mixed choirs in Finland. Founded in 1975 as a student choir within the boundaries of the Helsinki University of Technology campus, it still consists mostly of students of Aalto University, University of Helsinki and the Sibelius Academy.
Dominante has been conducted by Dir. Seppo Murto since 1981. During these three decades Dominante has become a desired choral performer in Finland thanks to its versatile repertoire ranging from traditional to contemporary choral music and from musicals to orchestral works. Individual vocal training led by Dominante's professional vocal coaches is also very important in shaping the unique sound of the choir.
Recently Dominante has worked among others with the Finnish National Opera, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonia, Tapiola Sinfonietta, and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra with conductors like Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leif Segerstam and Helmuth Rilling. In August 2007 Dominante performed in the Royal Albert Hall of London together with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä as part of the BBC Proms festival. In 2012 Dominante took part in the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Dominante travels a lot. It has toured the world on a yearly basis and visited countries from all continents except the Antarctica. Penguins beware! Some of the most recent tours have taken Dominante to countries including South Korea, Hong Kong and Russia, Spain, Denmark and Japan.
Over the years, Dominante has appeared on more than twenty recordings. For its latest a cappella recording titled Lempeä, Dominante was given the Record of the year award by The Finnish Choral Directors' Association in 2009. In 2010 Dominante participated in the recordings of the complete works of Jean Sibelius for the BIS record label. Dominante's performances of these choral works for mixed choir have been critically acclaimed across Europe.
Dominante also encourages its members in vocal group activities and many of the choir's quartets and quintets have won prizes in national contests. The serenades and off-stage singing are essential parts of the Spirit of Dominante that has had the final touch in making people all around the world remember this youthful, dynamic and dedicated group of singers.
If you are interested in hiring a group of singers (2-60 persons) to almost any occasion (birthdays, business events, weddings etc.), you can contact the intendant Markku Rämö (tel. +358 50 408 7250 or intendentti (at) dominante.fi)
On issues concerning the choir the person to contact is the choir president Mr. Aleksi Tiira. tel.: +358 40 543 2314 email: dominante-pj (at) dominante.fi
You can contact us with dominante (at) dominante.fi
- 2017 Taiwan
- 2017 Germany
- 2016 Hungary
- 2015 Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina
- 2014 Russia, Estonia
- 2013 Spain
- 2012 Asian Tour - "Dominante in Asia 2012"
- Hong Kong
- 2011 Denmark
- 2010 Bulgaria
- 2009 Asian Tour - "REtour in Asia"
- South Korea
- Hong Kong
- 2008 Estonia
- 2007 England, BBC Proms Festival
- 2006 Latvia
- 2005 Tunisia
- 2003 South American Tour
- 2002 Lithuania
- 2001 Germany
- 2000 Turkey
- 1999 African Tour - "Along with the birds of passage"
- South Africa
- 1998 Iceland - "Dominante on Ice"
- 1997 Sweden, Dis-tour
- 1996 Asian Tour
- South Korea
- 1995 Spain
- 1994 Nordic Tour
- 1993 North American Tour
- The United States
- Dominican Republic
- 1992 Russia
- 1992 Germany
- 1991 Spain, Tolosa Choir Competition
- 1991 Oceania Tour
- New Zealand
- 1990 The Faroe-Islands, Nordic Conductors' seminar
- 1989 Estonia
- 19888 South American Tour
- 1987 Spain, Alava International Choir Festival
- 1986 Italy, choir competition in Gorizia
- 1985 Poland
- The Great Britain, Wales And London
- 1982 Hungary
- 1980 Estonia