Gustaf Sjökvist’s Chamber Choir
Founded in 1994, the 33-member Gustaf Sjökvist’s Chamber Choir (GSKK) has been a very active part of Swedish musical life, presenting performances throughout the country as well as touring internationally to the United States, Hong Kong, and Germany. Their repertoire consists mainly of contemporary Swedish classical music by such composers as Sven-David Sandström, Lars Edlund, Jan Sandström, Carl Unander-Scharin, Georg Riedel, and Bo Holten. Throughout the years, the choir has collaborated with many ensembles and soloists including Edita Gruberova, Håkan Hagegård, Jan Lundgren, Mats Bergström, Nils Lindberg, and Barbara Hendricks, with whom they toured in different parts of Europe. Their album I vår tid was nominated for a Swedish Grammis Award in the category Classical Recording of the Year 2011. The choir performed at the Swedish Crown Princess’ wedding in 2010.
Gustaf Sjökvist’s Chamber Choir will perform at the Kennedy center’s Millennium stage on the festival opening night February 19 at 6:00 pm and at the Library of Congress on February 20 at 12:00 noon. They will continue to San Francisco where they will perform on February 21 at Grace Cathedral.
Contact: Anna Högberg
Phone: +46 (0) 704 - 528 105