Par Sirkku Viitanen-Vanamo, Secrétaire du 16ème festival Nordklang
La 16ème édition du Nordklang, en pleins préparatifs
Le Nordklang, c’est quoi ?
Sirkku Viitanen-Vanamo, the secretary of the organising group of Nordklang16 in Turku in 2016, has worked hard and long with the choral associations in Finland. She is just a passionate chorister who has a keen interest in the work of associations in the choral world. Her first position of trust was as the treasurer of her choir, the mixed Kulkuset choir – the oldest mixed choir in Turku, Finland. While working with the choir board she became involved in the regional association of the Finnish Amateur Musicians’ Association, FAMA. She was soon elected the secretary and later became the chair of the regional association. Regional work became national as she gained a seat on the board and the executive board of FAMA. She also led the International Relations Committee of FAMA. Presently, she is the secretary of Kulkuset and arranges all choir events and tours, handles internal and external communication as well as managing the daily operations of the choir. She is the secretary and the treasurer of the regional association of FAMA and sits on the board and the executive board of the Association of Finnish Mixed Choirs. Mrs Viitanen-Vanamo has been involved in organising several larger events for FAMA. It is FAMA’s tradition to organise music festivals every five years. Mrs Viitanen-Vanamo was the general secretary of the last FAMA music festival in Kuopio in 2012. Mrs Viitanen-Vanamo is an avid singer. She sings in Kulkuset and in Ensemble Vivere. She participates actively in the development of the repertoire of both groups. For 20 years she sang in and managed an ensemble of her own. Email: email@example.com