HOMMAGE A INGVAR LIDHOLM
At last we have an opportunity to pay tribute here in Berwaldhallen to Ingvar Lidholm, one of the foremost Swedish composers of our time, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday in 2021. The internationally successful Swedish choral conductor Sofi Jeannin joins up once again with the Swedish Radio Choir to provide us with a wonderful taste of Lidholm’s great treasure trove of choral music, from the epoch-making Laudi to the renowned …a riveder le stelle. This celebratory programme is crowned by Mattias Sköld’s birthday tribute to Lidholm, Praise.
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For more than 90 years, the Swedish Radio Choir has contributed to the development of the Swedish a cappella tradition. Under the leadership of legendary conductor Eric Ericson, the choir earned great international renown. It is still hailed as one of the best choirs in the world. The choir members’ ability to switch between powerful solo performances and seamlessly integrating themselves in the ensemble creates a unique and dynamic instrument praised by critics and music lovers alike, as well as by the many guest conductors who explore and challenge the choir’s possibilities.
Permanent home of the Swedish Radio Choir since 1979 is Berwaldhallen, the Swedish Radio’s concert hall. In addition to the seated audience, the choir reaches millions of listeners on the radio and the web through Klassiska konserten i P2. Several concerts are also broadcast and streamed on Berwaldhallen Play, offering the audience more opportunities to come as close as possible to one of the world’s top choirs.
With the 2020–2021 season, Kaspars Putniņš begins his tenure as the tenth Music Director of the Swedish Radio Choir. Since January 2019, Marc Korovitch is the choirmaster of the Swedish Radio Choir with responsibility for the ensemble’s continued artistic development. Two of the orchestra’s former Music Directors, Tõnu Kaljuste and Peter Dijkstra, were appointed Conductors Laureate in November 2019. Both maintain a close relationship with the choir and make regular guest appearances.
The Swedish Radio Choir was founded the same year as the Swedish Radio Service began its broadcasts and the choir had its first concert in May 1925. Right from the start, the choir had high ambitions with a conscious aim to perform contemporary music.
Soloist: Jennie Eriksson Nordin, soprano.
Soloist: Christiane Höjlund, mezzosoprano
Lars Johansson Brissman, barytone
Michael Engström, piano
Soloist: Anna Graca, alto.
Soloist: Lisa Carlioth, soprano.
Approximate concert length: 1 hour, no intermission
The concert begins with a conversation between music critic Camilla Lundberg, conductors Herbert Blomstedt and Anders Eby and soprano Marie Alexis.
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