Concert tour to Stockholm, Sweden and Chateauroux, France
Concert tours in Singapore and Paris, France. In Finland, concert tour to Varkaus and Kuopio. Performances In summer at Kaustinen Folk Festival and at Our Festival in Tuusula.
Championship title at the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia; 30th Anniversary concert at Helsinki Music Centre; concert tour in Malaysia and Singapore
Championship title at the European Choir Games in Graz, Austria; “Philomela for the Philippines” charity concert at Savoy; Gustav Holst’s Planets together with Radio Symphony Orchestra; Opening concert of Helsinki Festivals together with icebreaker Urho.
“Shapes of a Woman” theatre production at Kapsäkki.
Concert tour to Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe; Concert tour to Hangzhou, China; International Women’s Day Charity Concert at Helsinki Music Centre together with UN Women.
Guest performer at Taipei International Choir Festival. YLE’s representative and finalist at EBU’s “Let the Peoples Sing” Competition in Oslo, Norway. Holst’s Planets together with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Finalist at “Suomen paras kuoro” TV competition. Choir of the Year (by Finnish Female Choir Association)
Guest performer at Vaasa Choir Festival; Tour to Zambia (cultural exchange program funded by The Foreign Ministry)
Nomination for Nordic Council’s Music Prize; Tour to Seattle and Vancouver (guest performer at Festival Vancouver).
Two concert tours in Finland (Lapland and Hämeenlinna-Tampere); Mendelssohn’s Midsummer night’s Dream with Radio Symphony Orchestra and Ravel’s Daphnis&Chloe with Radio Symphony Orchestra and Polytech Choir; guest performance in Trondheim (Landsfestival for Kor); LuostoClassic Festival; Concert in Hyvinkää; KuoroEspoo Concert Series; Polyfollia Festival in France; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony together with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Polytech Choir
Two concert tours in Finland; Tour 1: Lahti, Kouvola and Lappeenranta; Tour 2: Seinäjoki and Vaasa; Holst’s Planets and Debussy’s Trois Nocturnes with Helsinki Philharmonc Orchestra; Invited Choir at 7th World Symposium on Choral Music in Kyoto, Japan; Tour of Belgium; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony together with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Polytech Choir
Release of Mieli CD; Tour of Ireland (invited choir at Cork Choral Festival); Tour of Germany; 20-Year Anniversary Concerts in Helsinki, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony together with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Polytech Choir
Tampere in Chorus: “Tuhannet tunnot neijen nuoren” Concert, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony together with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Polytech Choir, Tour to Cuba
Raising of the Wind music video; Unicef concert; tour of Japan; ISME conference in Bergen, Norway; Spanish Concert tour and Tolosa choir competition (Third prize in equal voices Polyphonic and Folkloristic categories)
Three gold stamps and The Grand Prix at The Tampere Vocal Music Festival
15-Year Anniversary Tour of Finland: Jyväskylä, Kaustinen, Porvoo; Cork choir competition in Ireland; The Choral Recording of the Year (The Time of Wolf).
Brazil-Argentina tour and Madryn Canto ’99 Festival (Jan-Feb 1999); Two gold stamps at Tampere in Chorus festival; 15-Year Anniversary Concert; Choir of the Year (by Finnish Female Choir Association)
The Sound of Music at Helsinki City Theatre (99 performances); Workshop and a recording session with Tamia Valmont in Paris, France
Tour in Florida, USA
First prize at Finnish Women’s Choir Association’s choir festival in Kokkola
Two gold stamps at Tampere in Chorus festival
First prizes in two categories (folksongs and adult choirs) at the international choir competition in Powell River, Canada; 10-Year Anniversary Concert, premiere of Luna by Olli Kortekangas.
Amateur MusicAward by the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation (YLE)
The Choir of the Year award by the Finnish Women’s Choir Association
First prize at an international choir contest in Verona, Italy and Budapest, Hungary;
Best women’s choir at the national music festival in Oulu
International Choir Festival in Cantonigròs, Spain
One golden stamp at Tampere in Chorus festival
Philomela was born