Joulevangeeljum – a unique musical production debuting in Finland
This year, the magic of Christmas springs from strong emotions, a warm atmosphere, and exceptional art, when the Lace Town’s annual Christmas celebration culminates in a unique interactive musical performance. The Joulevangeeljum spectacle will fill the streets of Old Rauma and the hearts of the townspeople a few days before Christmas – for the first time in Finland.
The musical, which is based on the Christmas Gospel, explores the history of 580-year-old Rauma. It is an interactive performance in which the audience plays an important role. The musical features four scenes across the UNESCO World Heritage site. During the performance, you will walk down the historic streets and alleys of Old Rauma as part of the procession, singing along with the choir – all the way from the Old Town Hall to the Kalatori square, and from the ruins of the Old Church to the Church of the Holy Cross.
Joulevangeeljum is written and directed by Arto Myllärinen and composed by Lasse Heikkilä. More than 200 people are involved in putting on the show.
The Joulevangeeljum musical will be performed twice on 17 December, at 4pm and 7pm. The event is free to the public. Come along and enjoy the spirit of Christmas in the heart of Old Rauma!
Kalle Virtanen, Elina Vettenranta and Venla Wallenius are in the leading roles of the musical
National artists star the Lace Town’s unique Christmas musical. Musician and artist Kalle Virtanen, singer Elina Vettenranta and actress and musician Venla Wallenius are in the leading roles.
Kalle Virtanen is tenor, who is the winner of The Voice of Finland 2021. Virtanen is a versatile musician and artist. He has performed in many operas, operettas and various concerts. He also performs lighter music.
Elina Vettenranta is a versatile singer and the winner of the tango singing competition 2006. She sings for example jazz, classic and lighter music.
Venla Wallenius is a freelance actor and musician from Satakunta region. She has been in several theater productions and musical concerts.