Göteborgs Konserthus Sing the praises of the organ, Gothenburg Symphony Choir!

Event has already taken place. Celebrate the first anniversary of the magnificent concert hall organ together with Gothenburg Symphony Choir, Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble and organist Johannes Landgren! It will be sing-along and music by Brahms, Fauré and Alfvén, among others.

Concert length: 1 h Scene: Stora salen
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Event has already taken place

The Queen of the Concert Hall, the magnificent organ, turns one year old! The one-year anniversary is celebrated during a full day of song and organ marathon. Come and hear West Swedish choirs and our top organists fill the hall with sounds in five unique concerts sunday 23 October.

The finale of the birthday celebration is a concert with the Gothenburg Symphony Choir and the Gothenburg Symphony’s Vocal Ensemble, where you also have the chance to sing along! Gothenburg Symphony Choir has existed for over 100 years and has made a huge number of choir pieces together with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. The Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble is composed of twelve talented, dedicated and professional singers. They form an active core of the Gothenburg Symphony Choir and also appear as an independent ensemble.

Johannes Landgren is organist and Katie Thomas choirmaster. The presenter Gary Graden will have us singing so the roof lifts when it’s sing-along time!

Also take the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Götaplats foyer before or after the concert and feast on star pastry chef Fredrik Borgskog’s unique pipe pastry, specially made for the organ’s first anniversary.

Orgelns spelbord står på podiet. Ett rött ljus fyller scenen.

The new concert hall organ with its 9 000 pipes is behind the stage and the vibrations from the bass pipes extend under the floor all the way to the middle parquet.

Listen

Get to know music at the programme.

Programme

Fauré Requiem: Agnus dei

Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine

Brahms Geistliches Lied

Landgren Hommage till en ettåring (improvisation)

Tauro Sing -aliong Höstvisa

Alfvén Aftonen

Eben Mystery of Creation

Trad. Sing-aling - Limu limu lima

Mathias Let the People Praise Thee, O God

Participants

Göteborgs Symfonikers Vokalensemble

The choir was founded in 1917 by cousins Elsa and Wilhelm Stenhammar. Elsa Stenhammar was one of the driving forces in turn-of-the-century choir life in Gothenburg and became the choir's first rehearser. On December 8, 1917, the choir debuted in Beethoven's Choir Fantasy with Wilhelm Stenhammar as soloist at the grand piano. As the country's oldest symphonic choir, they were able to celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2017 with a big celebratory concert where Mozart and Brahms as well as Stenhammar, Elfrida Andrée and Björn & Benny were on the program. The Gothenburg Symphony Choir is a non-profit association that is linked to the Gothenburg Symphony. The choir participates in concerts and performances under both the orchestra's and its own auspices. The music is mixed and the repertoire extensive. The Gothenburg Symphony Choir has participated in concerts in, among other places, the Royal Albert Hall and Canterbury Cathedral in England, as well as participated with the Gothenburg Symphony in the annual music festival in the Canary Islands and on a tour to China.

Katie Thomas choirmaster

Johannes Landgren orgel

Gary Graden körledare

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