The Swedish Radio Choir meets the Swedish Youth Choir
Since 2011, the Children’s and Youth Choir Association, UNGiKÖR, has run the national youth choir, the Swedish Youth Choir, which consists of young, ambitious choir singers from all over the country. Choir members meet and rehearse a few times each year and perform in Sweden as well as on international tours. The choirmaster changes, which promotes the ensemble’s vocal and artistic development. This concert is being conducted by Erik Westberg, one of the most prominent choirmasters and educators in the country.
The Swedish Radio Choir is like a leading mountaineer in the world of music. The choir’s former chief conductor Peter Dijkstra has described the ensemble as “the group that leaves base camp first and stakes out the course for others to follow.” Three hundred years of Swedish a cappella tradition, combined with an ambitious and culturally diverse repertoire with some of the world’s finest conductors, has established the Swedish Radio Choir as one of the foremost ensembles of its kind. The 32 professional singers are as equally at home in completely new music by today’s most exciting composers as they are in classic favourites from the rich international treasure trove. Through the Swedish Radio’s broadcasts and website the choir not only reaches concert audiences but also radio listeners everywhere.
The programme and the other participants will be announced at a later date.