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Festival of Swedish Singing from the American Union of Swedish Singers
August 5 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE CHORUS EVENT OF THE YEAR with Scandinavian Songs and Music
Come and experience a concert featuring one of Scandinavia’s best choruses, the Akademiska Kören, Stockholm, led by world-renowned conductor Håkan Sund; as well as the 150-member American Union of Swedish Singers (AUSS) conducted by Jeff Wressell and Jennifer Wagner. Also presented in this riveting program of Swedish culture and song is tenor Niklas Björling Rygert, from the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm.
The Akademiska Kören was founded in 1931 as an Academic chorus, but it soon became open to anyone, not only students. Its conductor, Håkan Sund, is a former piano professor at the Royal Music Academy of Stockholm. He has taken the chorus to a higher level and found ways to inspire the singers and also make the repertoire more varied.
The AUSS was created in 1892 to give Swedish-American singers in the U.S. the opportunity to sing beautiful songs from their homeland and culture. Every three years the members meet at a national convention. Currently there are 16 AUSS choruses in the U.S., from coast to coast.
Niklas Björling Rygert has belonged to the permanent soloist’s ensemble at the Royal Swedish Opera since 1999. He is ranked as Sweden’s foremost character tenor and has won several prestigious awards.
The concert will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, August 5th, 2023, at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest Hotel at 200 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta GA 30339, in its new, impressive ballroom.
Parking at the Marriott is free for concertgoers.
Prices: Adults: $25.00; Seniors: $20.00; Students: $15.00.
via check made out to Vasa Drangar.com and mailed to:
Lilian Nordin, 418 Hicks Farm Rd, Acworth, GA 30102. Tickets will be mailed to you.