Pihlaja (rowan tree) is a female choir from Helsinki, Finland. The choir was founded in 2003, and is conducted by choir director, Master of Music Karla-Maria Toiviainen. There are 35 singers in the Pihlaja Choir at the moment.
Our latest music video Varpunen jouluaamuna was released on Finland's Independence Day 6.12.2022!
Female choir Pihlaja's repertoire consists of both modern and traditional music, folk songs, and classical music. The choir also has a large repertoire of songs in English. We have recorded three albums - Näin unta kesästä kerran (2004 - trad. Finnish music), Enkelten laulua kaipaan (2007 - Christmas songs), and Luojan lapsesta laulelen (2016 - Christmas songs).
We have participated in the international Tampereen Sävel Vocal Music Festival five times (2003, 2005, 2007, 2013 and 2017), and have traveled and performed in various different countries. For example, in 2011 & 2019 Pihlaja took part in an international choral festival in Italy, and in 2016 Pihlaja traveled to the Hague in the Netherlands to perform.
Learn more about us
Pihlaja's videos on Facebook: Concert recordings
Pihlaja's photos on: Flickr - Photo Gallery
Pihlaja's photos on: Instagram
Subscribe to our channel: Pihlaja on YouTube
Conductor Karla-Maria Toiviainen
Email: naiskuoropihlaja(at)gmail.com / karla(at)karlando.nl