Gustaf Sjökvists kammarkör + Florian Benfer

Gustaf Sjökvists Chamber Choir is an independent choir based in Stockholm and has around 35 members. The choir’s repertoire consists to a large extent of contemporary music and they have premiered works by composers like Sven-David Sandström, Lars Edlund, Jan Sandström, Carl Unander-Scharin, Georg Riedel and Bo Holten. Additionally, they regularly perform classic pieces like Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Christmas Oratorio, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahm’s Ein deutsches Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, to mention a few.

They have collaborated with several artists and toured together with Barbara Hendricks and The Real Group among others. They have recorded a large number of records on their own, as well as in collaborations with prominent artists such as Barbara Hendricks, Edita Gruberova, Håkan Hagegård, Malena Ernman, Jan Lundgren, Mats Bergström, Nils Lindberg and Benny Andersson.

In 2018 the choir started a long-term collaboration with conductor Florian Benfer as their artistic leader. At Sound of Stockholm together they will premiere a piece written by the young composer Lo Kristenson as well as music by the award winning composer and vocal performer Maja S. K. Ratkje.

Gustaf Sjökvists Chamber Choir will also perform Gustav Lindsten’s Hildegard Sequence – O fire of the spirit (2018). Lindsten is a composer and sound designer based in Stockholm, Sweden. His work mainly focuses on timbre. His interest lies in the most fundamental building blocks of sound, and he is always trying to translate this into whatever medium he might be working in for the moment. He is also active as a live-electronics musician, and often times interactive performance is an integral part of his music.

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Date: 22 November (Thursday), 19:00
Location: Eric Ericsonhallen (Kyrkslingan 2)

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Gustaf Sjökvists Kammarkör är en fristående kör baserad i Stockholm bestående av ca 35 medlemmar. Körens repertoar består till stor del av nutida musik, med en rad uruppföranden av verk från kompositörer som Sven-David Sandström, Lars Edlund, Jan Sandström, Carl Unander-Scharin, Georg Riedel och Bo Holten. På repertoaren finns även de stora klassiska verken som Bachs H-mollmässa och Juloratorium, Mozarts Requiem, Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Verdis Requiem m fl.

Samarbetena med olika artister har genom åren blivit många – kören har exempelvis gjort flera turnéer i Europa tillsammans med Barbara Hendricks och turnéer i Sverige och Norge med The Real Group.Gustaf Sjökvists Kammarkör har gjort såväl egna skivinspelningar, som inspelningar tillsammans med Barbara Hendricks, Edita Gruberova, Håkan Hagegård, Malena Ernman, Jan Lundgren, Mats Bergström, Nils Lindberg och Benny Andersson.

Från och med hösten 2018 inleder Gustaf Sjökvists Kammarkör ett långsiktigt samarbete med dirigenten Florian Benfer som konstnärlig ledare. På Sound of Stockholm kommer GSKK uruppföra ett stycke av den unga kompositören Lo Kristenson samt framföra musik av den prisbelönta tonsättaren och vokalisten Maja S. K. Ratkje.