The early music ensemble Earthly Angels was founded by Kajsa Dahlbäck in 2016 for her second doctoral concert at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. Nowadays Earthly Angels consists of early music professionals from around Europe with a solid core of Finnish top players. It is an ensemble of high profile for vocal chamber music mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries and looks forward to many groundbreaking projects in the future. Earthly Angels focuses on a close, embodied relationship between text and music, on finding new interesting music from the early music repertoire and on making the early music meaningful for audiences today.
Earthly Angels won the YLE award for Album of the Year 2018 with their first album "Earthly Angels". The program consists of music from Milanese nun composers from the 17th century. Players on this album are: Peter Spissky, Aira Maria Lehtipuu, Andrew Lawrence-King, Eero Palviainen and Marianna Henriksson.
In 2019 the second program of the ensemble was premiered: music from Queen Christina's life in Stockholm and Rome: "Fest på Tre Kronor! – Hemma i främmande land?". This can be viewed on the "Video"-page recorded live in the Helsinki Music Centre. Players in this program are: Kreeta-Maria Kentala, Aira Maria Lehtipuu, Krishna Nagaraja, Heidi Peltoniemi, Jani Sunnarborg (also dance), Eero Palviainen and Marianna Henriksson.
In 2021 Earthly Angels' new album "La Rêveuse" was released. This program consists of early French baroque music. Players are Heidi Peltoniemi, Eero Palviainen/Simone Vallerotonda, Aapo Häkkinen and Jani Sunnarborg (dance).
In September 2020 the ensemble also premiered a video concert "Isabella Leonarda 400 years" that can be seen on www.vaasabaroque.com. This concert is made in honour of the wonderful composer Leonarda and is recorded at the church of Vaasa.
In January 2023 the ensemble's first staged work, "Earthly Angels: Passion", will be premiered during Vaasa Baroque festival's 10 year festivities.
The newest album was recorded in June 2021 and will be released in 2023.
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