The Finnish Chamber Choir came into being in 1984 and was active until the beginning of the 1990s, when musical director Eric-Olof Söderström became choirmaster of the Finnish National Opera. Now that he has left that post, the Finnish Chamber Choir has resumed its activities with him at its helm.

As was the case at the beginning of its career, the choir is made up of highly experienced amateurs in choral and vocal ensemble singing. Some of the singers were also members of the group in its original incarnation.

The Finnish Chamber Choir was reborn in 2008 with a concert of motets by J. S. Bach. These pieces have been part of the choir's basic repertoire from its inception. The choir intends to continue focusing on old music, but also plans to include brand new works for chamber choir into its future programmes. A new piece commissioned from Stefan Bartling was premiered in August 2010.

On its formation, the Finnish Chamber Choir was something of a sensation. It kicked off by winning its category in the EBU Let the Peoples Sing choir competition, and went on to enjoy further successes with concerts at home and abroad.

The choir has also made two recordings, the first of which is a collection of choral works by Erik Bergman, the second two song cycles by Heikki Sarmanto.