Story

Story

 
Huutajat is a choir that doesn't sing a note. 20-40 decently dressed men enter the venue in a paramilitary manner and begin to scream, bellow and shout excerpts from national anthems, children's ditties or international treaties. Sometimes the text is delivered as a complex rhythmic structure, sometimes as a simple-but-loud reading.

Photo: Vesa Ranta

Photo: Vesa Ranta

The choir was founded in the late 1980s. It all started with surprise performances for unsuspecting audiences anywhere in the Oulu region: streets, community events, spectacular nature spots... Now Huutajat has become one of the most popular ambassadors of Finnish art. The choir feels equally at home in prestigious music festivals, museums of contemporary art, country fairs and underground clubs.

Petri Sirviö is the founder, composer and conductor of the group. Sometimes when the choir is out of reach or resting, he sets up installations with videos, transcriptions and audio devices.

 

Productions

Productions

 
At the beginning, Huutajat performed in the streets at innocent citizens, but has since become acquainted with venues of most art forms. The choir has co-operated with filmmakers and opera houses while giving performances at spontaneous urban events and official functions.

Photo: Mikko Törmänen

Photo: Mikko Törmänen

Audio & Video

Audio & Video

 
To fully enjoy the art of Huutajat, you need to experience the choir live. In between live performances, however, you may find comfort in the Huutajat videos and audios.

Photo: Vesa Ranta

Photo: Vesa Ranta

Contact

Contact

 

Office

Mieskuoro Huutajat

Kansankatu 47 A 4 krs

90100 Oulu, Finland

huutajat@huutajat.org

  

Bookings

To book Huutajat, contact petri@huutajat.org

 

News and events

Visit the Mieskuoro Huutajat Facebook page 

for the latest news and upcoming events.