Evening Song is an hour long event, when anyone can step into the beautiful Temppeliaukio Rock Church like one would step into the Finnish forest: to calm down, to tune in and to find your inner music together with others. We will breathe, hum and sing together letting our voices resonate in the beautiful acoustics. No previous experience needed, come and hum or just enjoy listening. The tradition of singing in nature, with nature and to nature goes back hundreds of years in Finland. Evening Song will lead you into the culture of nature and music through your own experience.
Everyone is welcome for a visit in Temppeliaukio Church regardless of ones religious beliefs, political backround, country of origin, age, language, disablement, sexual orientation or any other personal quality. We are a lutheran church, and we just expect you to honor all others and let anyone praying or meditating have their peace doing so. Please visit quietly.
Temppeliaukio Church is built on the ground level. There are no stairs, so people in different physical conditions can come and experience the atmosphere in our church. For security reasons we restrict large suitcases and back bags, but visitors with wheelchairs, strollers and walkers are very welcome.
Excavated directly into solid rock, the Temppeliaukio church is situated in the heart of Helsinki, at the end of Fredrikinkatu. Because of its special architecture, the church, completed in 1969, is one of the main attractions in Helsinki. The church hall is covered with a dome, lined with copper and supported on the rock walls by reinforced concrete beams. The interior walls are of rugged rock and rubble wall. Before noon, the light spreads from the row of windows surrounding the roof periphery to the altar wall, where an ice-age crevice serves as the altarpiece. Due to its excellent acoustics the church is a popular venue for concerts.
Entrance fee to the church is 3 euros. You can buy the ticket in advance here.
To buy a sms-ticket send a message TEMPPELI to number 169000. You will receive a sms that will be valid for 24 hours and works as an entrance ticket to the Temppeliaukio Church. The price of the sms-ticket is 3€ and it only works with Finnish sim cards.