For the Love of Singing

The Finnish Line is a barbershop chorus based in Helsinki, Finland that seeks to introduce a new generation of talented singers to the barbershop style. If you're looking for something new and challenging, you'll find us having a blast every Thursday at Erottajankatu 1, Helsinki from 18:00 to 21:00. Our rehearsals are open to guests, so bring a friend or two!

We’re a bunch of guys that love singing together and are constantly looking for new members to join our ranks. We enjoy the challenge and fellowship that barbershop provides and want to introduce this genre to a broader audience. Since our director, Atte Heikkinen, founded The Finnish Line in 2017 after returning home from an exchange semester in the United States, this has been the primary idea guiding us forward towards a bigger and better future. Our goal is to expose this amazing artform to new Finnish singers, to build a musical heritage of excellence that we can be proud of and to have lots of fun while we're at it! Singing together changes lives and there’s nothing better than the knowledge, joy and friendships that are acquired along the way.

Nordic Barbershop Excellence

Our repertoire and rehearsal culture are rooted in the North American tradition of barbershop harmony. Barbershop is a form of a cappella characterized by four-part close harmony, featuring an abundance of dominant seventh chords. Although the style has been around in Finland at least from the 1970's, its position as a viable form of competitive choral music has been lacking until recently. We continue to strengthen and hone the foundation built by the local pioneers of barbershop singing and our experience is shared by several other European countries, who are taking similar steps along their journey. It’s an exciting time for modern barbershop, and the Nordics are at the center of it.

What's Going On

Below you'll find a small sneak peek of what's going on with The Finnish Line chorus! See what we've been up to from our Facebook 🎉


Store

We're thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with Pure Waste textiles to produce products of great quality for singers and fans alike. Pure Waste's fabrics are 100% recycled, amazingly comfortable and well-fitted. Pure Waste's vision springs from the Nordic tradition of recycling, as well as the clean, pure environment of our native Finland. That's something our chorus loves to stand for! At the moment we sell our products at concerts and conventions and face to face. Contact us below, if you want to get your own Finnish Line merch!

Come Sing With Us

Our future is packed with lots of learning and fun in the form of coaching, concerts, and contests.

Traditionally, the barbershop year culminates around the spring contest season. For us, the main event is the Society of Nordic Barbershop Singers’ convention, usually held in April/May in Sweden. The SNOBS convention is the staple of Nordic barbershop culture; an event where the best barbershop groups from the Nordics gather to compete and hang out.

Outside of the contest season, the Finnish Line has coaching sessions with distinguished international guests and holds concerts or smaller performances. In addition, we do our part in spreading Christmas joy during the lead-up to the Holidays. We also attend the Finnish Association of Barbershop Singers’ (FABS) fun events, either collectively or as individual singers.

Our rehearsals are always open, and we’d love to meet you, as we are always looking for new talented singers and friends. So, feel free to stop by Betel church at Erottajankatu 1 any Thursday night at 6 o’clock. Let's spread this hobby together!


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