The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s and the Swedish Radio Choir’s annual Christmas concert that encompasses traditional Christmas music as well as new favourites. An atmospheric musical cracker for the whole family!
What would Christmas be without music? Take a break from the stress and hurrying of the final days before Christmas with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Choir, Adolf Fredrik’s Music Classes, and popular guest artists performing beloved Christmas songs and brilliantly wintery orchestral music.
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra serves as a symphony orchestra for the whole of Sweden. Regardless of where you live you can listen to the orchestra’s concerts through the Swedish Radio’s broadcasts or on their website, and several concerts are also shown on Swedish Television. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of the best and most versatile orchestras in Europe – perhaps even in the world. Every year they perform well-loved works from the classical repertoire as well as new music by exciting contemporary composers such as Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Magnus Lindberg and Unsuk Chin. In addition they perform music from popular films and computer and video games and collaborate with leading jazz, pop and rock artists in a constant endeavour to develop and to break new ground.
The Swedish Radio Choir is like a leading mountaineer in the world of music. The choir’s former chief conductor Peter Dijkstra has described the ensemble as “the group that leaves base camp first and stakes out the course for others to follow.” Three hundred years of Swedish a cappella tradition, combined with an ambitious and culturally diverse repertoire with some of the world’s finest conductors, has established the Swedish Radio Choir as one of the foremost ensembles of its kind. The 32 professional singers are as equally at home in completely new music by today’s most exciting composers as they are in classic favourites from the rich international treasure trove. Through the Swedish Radio’s broadcasts and website the choir not only reaches concert audiences but also radio listeners everywhere.
Concert length: 1 h 40 min
In collaboration with the Swedish Television (SVT). The concert will be broadcasted on SVT Canal 2 – 24 December 20.00