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EARTHLY ANGELS

Earthly Angels ensemble

The early music ensemble Earthly Angels was founded by Kajsa Dahlbäck in 2016 during her doctoral studies at the Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki. 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" 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 at Helsinki Music Centre: music from Queen Christina's life in Stockholm and Rome. Players in this program are: Jani Sunnarborg (also dance), Heidi Peltoniemi, Eero Palviainen and Marianna Henriksson/Aapo Häkkinen. 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 and Aapo Häkkinen.

In September 2020 the ensemble premiered a video concert "Isabella Leonarda 400 years", that can be seen on www.vaasabaroque.com. ​​ In January 2023 the ensemble's first staged work, "Earthly Angels: Passion", was premiered during Vaasa Baroque festival's 10 year festivities.

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