Finnish male choir to perform in Marquette

Runebergskoren, a 50-member male choir from Porvoo, Finland, will make a stop in Marquette on its Midwest tour. (Courtesy Photo)

MARQUETTE — Runebergskoren, a 50-member male choir from Porvoo, Finland, will make a stop in Marquette on its Midwest tour.

The tour is part of “Suomi Finland100,” a yearlong celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence.

The choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 in the Reynolds Recital Hall on the campus of Northern Michigan University in a concert sponsored by NMU Department of Music.

The group has performed in many European countries, but this will be its first tour in the USA. Prior to performing here, the group will sing in Minneapolis, Duluth and in Hancock, which is the sister city of Porvoo, the group’s hometown.

The choir has an extensive repertoire to choose from and sings in several languages. Runebergskoren was founded in 1923 and is conducted by Teppo Salakka.

This is a free concert.