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Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
Artist & A&R at Record Union
Stockholm Boys’ Choir (Stockholms Gosskör) was founded by Erik Algård in 1938.The choir has since then been widely appreciated both nationally and internationally, and has among other things been appointed Choir of the Federation and Cultural ambassador within the EU, a title previously honoured the celebrated King’s College Cambridge Choir and Le Choir de Montserrat.
<br>The choir has its origin in the classical English choral tradition but its repertoire today spans over all genres – from Bach to Coldplay. Roland Nilsson took over as Director of Music in 1968 and led the choir for 40 years until 2008 when Karin Skogberg Ankarmo became the new Director of Music.
<br>Today, the choir has approximately 140 members divided into four choir groups and the boys even continue singing when their voices break in a special choir group called ”Målbrottskören”. Their ages span between 8 up to 43.The choir tours regularely in Sweden and abroad and has sung in most countries in Europe, in the U.S. several times and most recently in China.
<br>Professional music teachers guarantee the choir’s high musical standard.The vocal training, which at times is very demanding, has by many been used as a platform for their professional and successful music and singing careers. The Stockholm Boys’ Choir is an important nursery for the regeneration of Swedish music.
<br>Stockholm Boys’ Choir is an independent institution lead by the Stockholm Boys’ Choir Foundation. The foundation is responsible for the choir’s finances and staff, applies for grants from other foundations and arranges concerts and tours.
<br>Her Majesty the Queen Silvia is the patron of the choir. The Stockholm Boys’ Choir has sung at the christening of His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf, the christening of Prince Carl Philip, Her Royal Highness Princess Birgitta’s wedding, Her Royal Highness Princess Sibylla’s funeral and last year at Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Victoria’s engagement reception.