Eric Ericsons kammarkör
Eric Ericson 100 years
A tribute to the influential choral doyen.
Saturday 27 October 2018 15.00Ends approximately 17.00
Both the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir and the Swedish Radio Choir will participate in this concert in celebration of what would have been Ericson’s one-hundredth birthday. The concert takes place almost on the day of the anniversary: he was born 26 October 1918, and passed away 16 February 2013.
Already in 1945, shortly after finishing his studies, he founded the Chamber Choir that became the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir in 1988. Eric Ericson was also chief conductor of the Swedish Radio Choir for a long period, from 1951 to 1982, and through these choirs he came to develop and define the Swedish choral sound, which became world-famous and deeply admired.
The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir is now led by its current chief conductor Fredrik Malmberg, who succeeded Eric Ericson in the position in 2012, and the Swedish Radio Choir is led by Slovenian conductor Martina Batic, receiver of the Eric Ericson Award in 2006.
The musicApproximate times
Ingvar Lidholm De profundis for chorus a cappella9 min
Lisa Streich Civil Song for chorus a cappella12 min
Daniel-Lesur Le cantique des cantiques for chorus a cappella20 min
Hugo Alfvén The Evening for chorus a cappella4 min
Sven-Erik Bäck The Night is Far Spent for chorus a cappella5 min
Max Reger Vater unser for chorus a cappella17 min
Gustav Mahler Liebst du um Schönheit from Rückert Lieder, version for chorus a cappella arr Nana Forte3 min
Wilhelm Stenhammar I seraillets have for chorus a cappella2 min
- Eric Ericsons Kammarkör
- Fredrik Malmberg conductor
- Martina Batic conductor
- Niklas Lindblad host