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18.00

100 years of the Gothenburg Symphonic Choir

Gothenburg Symphony, Gothenburg Symphonic Choir, Joachim Gustafsson conductor, Maria Forsström mezzo soprano, Peter Schéle presenter

100 years of the Gothenburg Symphonic Choir

Gothenburg Symphony, Gothenburg Symphonic Choir, Joachim Gustafsson conductor, Maria Forsström mezzo soprano, Peter Schéle presenter

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Applause, cheers, standing ovations! That was how the first concert with the Gothenburg Symphony Choir concluded on December 8, 1917. Without a doubt, the happiest person of all was Elsa Stenhammar who founded the choir with the chairman of the Orchestra Association, Peter Lamberg. The anniversary concert on the day 100 years later offers a program where music from Mozart to Björn & Benny is performed, with the Crown Princess couple in the audience.

Elsa Stenhammars´s cousin Wilhelm Stenhammar played the piano in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy together with the Gothenburg Symphony and the Gothenburg Symphony Choir, led by Hjalmar Meissner at the première concert in the Concert Hall at Heden that cold winter day.

Thanks to the choir, the Gothenburg audience got to hear many of the great and popular works for choir and orchestra, as well as exciting premières. During its 100-year existence, Gothenburg Symphony Choir has held over 850 concerts – most of them in conjunction with the Gothenburg Symphony – and in its jubilee year there will be further splendid performances. Not least the great jubilee concert on December 8, when the joy of singing will flow and champagne corks will pop.

Welcome to the celebrations!

The Crown Princess couple, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, are warmly welcomed guests at the celebration, on the day 100 years after the choir’s very first concert. At that time in 1917 the Crown Prince couple, Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf and Crown Princess Margareta, also honored the choir with their presence.

Photo Anna-Lena Ahlström

Programme


Mozart Overture to Le nozze di Figaro
4 min


Mozart Gloria from Mass in C minor
3 min

ROMAN CATHOLIC LITURGY


Brahms Alto Rhapsody
13 min


Andrée Der Morgenstern
3 min


Stenhammar Lenznacht
5 min


Andersson / Ulvaeus Klinga mina klockor
5 min


Andersson / Ulvaeus / Rice Chess: Merano
4 min


Andersson Vilar glad. I din famn
5 min


Diverse Körpotpurri
21 min


Participants


Gothenburg Symphony


Joachim Gustafsson Conductor


Göteborgs Symfoniska Kör -


Maria Forsström Mezzosopran


Peter Schéle Presentatör


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