In English

The Academic Choral Society (Akateeminen Laulu, AL), established in 1953, is the mixed voice choir of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki.

At present, the performing strength is 40 singers. The singers are from different phases of academic life. What we all have in common is a great love for music and a wish to transform a musical hobby into art. 

The Artistic Director of AL is Dominik Vogt.

The choir performs a cappella works by both Finnish and foreign composers as well as major orchestral works, usually in collaboration with other choirs. Our repertoire includes sacral and profane, serious and fun music from the Renaissance to the present day.

On request AL also performs in smaller groups, e.g. quartets, in different occasions.


Upcoming concerts

Akateeminen Laulu: Enchantment - Christmas Concert

The Old Church, Lönnrotinkatu 6, Helsinki
Saturday 10 December 2022 at 5 p.m.

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Rehearsals and auditioning

Would you like to find a smart way to spend you leisure time and make new friends? Join a choir! We arrange auditions in the beginning of autumn and spring periods. Our next auditions take place on Thursday 26 January 2023 from 5 pm. on. 

Contact al.sihteeri(a)gmail.com to ask for an audition. 

You can also ask for an audition on other times.

AL rehearses every Thursday at 18–21 in central Helsinki at Meritullintori 3. The main rehearsal language is English.

Warmly Welcome!


Contact us

The Academic Choral Society (Akateeminen Laulu, AL)
e-mail al.puheenjohtaja(a)gmail.com