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 around 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.

Rehearsals and auditioning

Would you like to find a smart way to spend you leisure time and make new friends? Join a choir!

AL rehearses every Thursday at 18–21 in central Helsinki at Meritullintori 3.

Got interested? Contact al.sihteeri(a) right away and ask for an audition. Warmly Welcome!


Welcome to Sing-along rehearsal on Thu 1 September and auditions on Thu 8 September 2022

The Academic Choral Society (Akateeminen Laulu) invites everyone to join their rehearsal on Thursday 1st September, at 6 pm-8 pm. In sing-along rehearsal we will sing choral pieces together and rehearse our current programme. The rehearsal takes place at Meritullintori 3, Helsinki, 2nd floor.

Coffee and buns will be served at the rehearsal. After the rehearsal we will continue the evening by having drinks at some of the downtown pubs. During the sing-along rehearsal you can register to AL's auditions which will be organized on 8th September. You can also book your slot at the audition by sending an email to

We are especially looking for lower voices, tenors and basses.

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Contact us

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