Tampere Vocal Music Festival was founded in 1975. It offers a rich variety of concerts, a chorus review, a contest for vocal ensembles, and different kinds of workshops. Concerts are performed by choirs, ensembles, and even solo vocal music artists. While the Chorus Review showcases numerous choirs from around the world, the Contest for Vocal Ensembles gives a boost to fresh new bands. The workshops offer new ideas for both vocal music professionals and amateurs.