Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Rock Church Concert

This is a Picture of the orchestra
Yesterday we went to the Rock Church, for a concert with Japanese music. It was called "Pray For Japan." The acoustics there were very good. The conductor was from Japan and came just for this concert. There was also a guest from Japan and she played the tuba.

The Rock Church in Finnish is called Temppeliaukio Kirkko. It is carved out of solid granite rock and has a large copper domed roof. It was designed by Finnish architects named Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen. There are actually services there but of course they are in Finnish.
I got a nice Finland hat near the Rock Church.

This is a video of the Rock Church, you can see the orchestra, and some big organs.

The copper dome has a diameter of 22m and is lined with copper stripping that would measure 22 km (13 miles) if stretched out. It is supported by reinforced concrete pillars and light enters through 180 skylights. The church can seat 940 people and has excellent acoustics.


  1. When you said you were at a rock church I thought it was a church where you worshipped rocks!! hahahaha Then I thought it was a church made out of rocks. I guess I was half right. It is a church made of rock - just carved out of one giant rock. That must have been a lot of work to do and I am sure the workman had A LOT of blisters and callouses. Imagine how many chocolate chip cookies it would take to fuel the work force needed to carve out the rock church. Hmmmmmmmmm. I feel a mathematical quiz for school coming on........ More maple syrup if you configure it out!! xoxoxo