Sacred and secular Scandinavian choral repertoire
Hålkan Sund, conductor
Corner of College and Elm
Herrsällskapet – ”The Gentlemen´s Society” in Swedish – of Gävle, Sweden, will perform a program of sacred and secular Scandinavian choral music on Monday, September 13 at 8:30 pm in Battell Chapel on the Yale campus (corner College and Elm).
The choir, consisting of twelve experienced male singers, was formed in 2005 and in spite of its relative youth, it has already performed a broad repertoire of both sacred and secular classic and contemporary choral music with an emphasis on Scandinavian composers. The group’s concertizing centers around their home region of Gästrikland, but the ensemble has also appeared internationally representing Sweden in a Choir Festival in the town of Pecs, Hungary, in 2007. In 2009 the group recorded a CD with Swedish Christmas music. Håkan Sund of Stockholm conducts the group on a project basis. He teaches piano at the Royal School of Music and has performed as soloist on the international scene, including concerts in New York, London, Paris and Vienna. Mr. Sund is also conductor of the Veterans of Orphei Drängar, Sweden´s famous men´s choir, and of the Stockholm University Chorus.
The free concert is presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music; no tickets are required. For more information, call 203-432-5062.