The 15-member Sonore chamber choir began singing together in 1991 and hail from Äänekoski in central Finland. In addition to “classical” Finnish composers, such as Jean Sibelius and Fredrik Pacius, Sonore’s secular program highlights the work of contemporary composers, inspired and influenced by Finnish folk tales and melodies, jazz, and popular music. Among the modern composers: Heikki Valpola, Asko Vilen, Heikki Sarmanto, Chisu, and Kaj Chydenius. The spiritual program combines traditional music and modern re-interpretations, revolving around themes of prayer and gratitude. Among the composers: Kari Tikka, Miia Makaroff,Oscar Merikanto, Heino Kaski, and Lasse Heikkilä. Performances run March 24-31 at 6 locations on 6 dates. Visit link above for dates, times and locations. Admission is free, $5 donation requested. Today’s Spiritual and Secular Program at Messiah Lutheran Church, 7434 N Charleston Ave,, Portland, 97203.