ON STAGE in Stockholm
Stockholm is your stage!
As one of the most fascinating European capitals, Stockholm is known as the “Venice of the North” and takes pride in a perfect combination of its charming 700 year-old history and the many modern attractions. As a city where choral traditions are rooted deeply, Stockholm makes an ideal choral destination.
Sweden boasts 200 years of exceptional choral music history and no wonder it has some of the best choirs in the world.
Eric Ericson’s vision of the cooperation between amateur and professional singers has become reality in the Stockholm’s unique choral scene.
The official registration deadline has passed on December 19, 2016.
If you have not yet registered your choir for organizational reasons please contact us to discuss further details.
The events are designed for all those who wish to combine their music with travelling, learning and experiencing of new destinations.
Among others, the schedule will include the following performance opportunities:
- A guided city tour including performances with local and international choirs in different places, churches or other performance locations.
- A workshop where participants will be introduced to the musical tradition of the region and work on 1-2 pieces to perform together at the final concert.
- Acoustic and stage rehearsals.
- Final concert with performances of appr. 15 minutes per choir and a joint performance of all choirs with the pieces from the workshop.
- Performances in churches.
Additional touristic activities, performances and individual programs can be organized upon request.
We are very happy to introduce Mr. Mats Nilsson, the lecturer of the ON STAGE workshop in Stockholm 2017.
Mats Nilsson took a conducting diploma at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, an experience which was preceded by the piano lessons he took with Greta Erikson and the studies in ensemble leadership and choral conducting and teaching. His conducting teachers have included Eric Ericson and Andrew Parrott with whom he has studied early music.
From 1998 to 2003 Mats was the Musical Director of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Australia’s largest choral organisation. During his time in Sydney he directed many works for choir and orchestra in Sydney Opera House including the Verdi Requiem, Mozart’s C minor mass, and the majority of Bach’s major choral works. He also taught choral conducting at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
At present, Mats Nilsson is professor in choral conducting at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and is director of Maria Magdalena Chamber choir and Vocal ensemble. He has previously worked with the Swedish Radio Choir, the Swedish Bach choir, the Radio Choir of Latvia, the Gothenburg Symphony choir and Coro de Santa Cecilia in Rome. As chorus master, he has worked together with conductors such as Neeme Järvi, Charles Dutoit and Claudio Abbado. He is much in demand as a conductor and teacher both in Sweden and abroad, where guest invitations have taken him to China, Germany, Denmark and England.