Göteborgs Konserthus Timbre and Contrasts

Meet the spring with song when the Gothenburg Symphony's Vocal Ensemble and pianist Juan Zurutuza invite you to a concert under the direction of Katie Thomas.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stenhammarsalen
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Meet the spring with song when the Gothenburg Symphony’s Vocal Ensemble and pianist Juan Zurutuza invite you to a concert. Our most beautiful choral lyricism and newly written favorites come together side by side. Here is something for everyone.

Gothenburg Symphony’s Vocal Ensemble are masters at presenting choral singing in its best form – Nordic romantic choral lyricism are interspersed with refined contemporary surprises. A choir with both soloist bravura and perfect harmony under the direction av Katie Thomas!

At the piano sits the Gothenburg Symphony’s new star pianist, Juan Zurutuza, who has quickly become a favorite in both chamber music moments and in our orchestral concerts in the Great Hall.


Britten Three Choral Dances from Gloriana 5 min

Shaw Its Motion Keeps 7 min

Mellnäs Omnia tempus habent 7 min

di Lasso Omnia tempus habent 5 min

Fine The Hour-Glass 13 min

Intermission 25 min

Rutter The Sprig of Thyme (selection) 25 min

Sunday 5 May 2024: The event ends at approx. 20.00


Musiker ur Göteborgs Symfoniker

Katie Thomas is British (Welsh) choral conductor. She directs and coaches professional choirs and non-professional choruses throughout the UK and Europe. In 2023 Katie Thomas was appointed Chorus Director of Gothenburg Symphony Choir and Conductor of the professional-voice Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble. Dividing time between Sweden and her London base, she maintains her longstanding position as Vocal Coach and Assistant Chorus Director of the BBC Symphony Chorus in addition to freelance work in the UK. Previous engagements include Guest Conductor BBC Singers, Guest Chorus Master MDR Rundfunkchor (Leipzig) and Associate Conductor of 250-voice Barts Choir of London, whilst forthcoming highlights involve collaborations with Vocalconsort Berlin and Le Foyer des Artistes. Katie Thomas is a visiting conductor to the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and the choirs of the Royal College of Music. She is a tutor in choral conducting technique for the Association of British Choral Directors and adjudicates at choral festivals worldwide for INTERKULTUR. As a soprano, Katie Thomas was a member of professional choirs including The Monteverdi Choir, Polyphony and the Academy of Ancient Music, touring major international concert venues including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna and Carnegie Hall New York. With London Voices, she has recorded numerous film and video-game soundtracks, chiefly at Abbey Road Studios, as well as broadcasting extensively on tv and national radio. In 2020, Katie Thomas was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for distinguished service to the music profession, and for significant contribution in the field of conducting and choral music.

Juan Zurutuza piano

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