August 3-10, 2019 Gothenburg will host one of Europe’s most spectacular choir events with singers from all over the world. Experience the powerful final concert with 500 choir singers and Gothenburg Symphony in Partille Arena! You also get to experience the praised á cappella trio Solala and the fantastic musical artist Annika Herlitz.
During the European Choir Games Gothenburg, several thousand choir singers from all over the world meet in competitions that designate Europe’s best choirs in a variety of categories and music styles. In addition, the Grand Prix of Nations will be settled with choirs from outside Europe, such as China, the United States, Canada, Ghana, Botswana and Indonesia. Choirs can also participate without competing and everyone is of course welcome to take part of the events and the music fiest.
Obvious for Gothenburg Symphony
When the Gothenburg Symphony got the question of being a part of the European Choir Games, it was obvious to thank yes, as part of the Gothenburg and Västra Götaland region’s cultural life.
– It is a fantastic and important project where the joy and passion of music is at the center. We at the Gothenburg Symphony look forward to accompanying several hundred singers enthusiasts from all over Europe at the final concert! says Sten Cranner, CEO and Artistic Director of the Gothenburg Symphony.
Conductor for the concert will Fred Sjöberg be, he is the artistic director at Interkultur. who is the rights owner of the European Choir Games.
At the same time as Gothenburg Culture Festival
The European Choir Games will take place at the same time as Gothenburg Culture Festival. European Choir Games Gothenburg 2019 is arranged by Göteborg & Co in collaboration with Interkultur and Region Västra Götaland. Göteborg & Co is a municipal company, City of Gothenburg.
Directions to Partille Arena
Lindmark Temasång ECG
Mercury We Are The Champions
Menken God Bless The Outcasts
Kempe Den tid jag har
MacDermot Aquarious / Let The Sunshine In
Larson Seasons Of Love
Lopez Let It Go
May We Will Rock You
Jacobs Summer Nights
Pasek You Will Be Found
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, called "one of the world's most formidable orchestras" by the Guardian, has toured the USA, Europe, Japan and the Far East and performed at major music centres and festivals throughout the world. Chief conductor is Santtu-Matias Rouvali who started his tenure in 2017. Kent Nagano has been principal guest conductor since 2013. Already at the orchestra's very first years, the great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was appointed principal conductor, contributing strongly to the Nordic profile of the orchestra by inviting his colleagues Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius to conduct their own works.
Subsequent holders of the post include Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi's tenure (1982-2004), the orchestra became a major international force. In 1997 it was appointed the National Orchestra of Sweden. The list of prominent guest conductors has included Wilhelm Furtwängler, Pierre Monteux, Herbert von Karajan, Myung-Whun Chung, Herbert Blomstedt and Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra also runs extensive concert projects for children, and regularly releases digital live concerts free on www.gsoplay.se.
The orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels, including the complete orchestral music by Grieg and the complete symphonies of Sibelius, Nielsen, Stenhammar and Atterberg, and most recently orchestral music by Richard Strauss. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland.
Fred Sjöberg Conductor
Annika Herlitz soprano
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