Stockholm Boys Choir - York
Enjoy an evening of music from the internationally renowned Stockholm Boys' Choir
Stockholm´s Boys´ Choir was founded by Erik Algård in 1938.
The choir has since then been widely appreciated both nationally and internationally. In 2001 the choir was appointed Choir of the Federation and Cultural ambassador within the EU, a title previously honored the celebrated King's College Cambridge Choir and Le Choir de Montserrat.
The choir has its origin in the classical English choral tradition, but its repertoire today spans over all genres. Roland Nilsson took over as artistic leader in 1968 and led the choir for 40 years until 2008 when Karin Skogberg Ankarmo became the new artistic leader.
About the Choir
Today the choir has approximately 130 members divided into five choir groups and the boys even continue singing in a separate group when their voices break. Their ages span between 8 up to 45. The choir tours regularly at home and abroad and has sung in most countries in Europe as well as in China and in the U.S. The vocal training, which at times is very demanding, has by many been used as a platform for their professional, successful music and singing careers. The Stockholm Boys’ Choir is an important nursery for the regeneration of Swedish music.
The choir annually gives many concerts in Sweden and participates in choral festivals. The Christmas concert in Gustaf Vasa Church and the spring concert at Musikaliska are held in Stockholm every year. The choir also performs in many churches and other venues. The concert choir, which goes on tours, consists of 50 choristers; 22 sopranos, 8 boy altos and 20 men.
Tickets are £5, available in advance or on the door.
Doors will open at 6pm for a 7pm start. Refreshments will be available.