|Wide repertoire: Gustaf Sjokvist Chamber Choir is known for its sound, often described as typical “Nordic”. — Photo gskk.com|
HÀ NỘI — One of the best chamber choirs in Sweden – the Gustaf Sjokvist, will put on a special performance at Hà Nội’s Cửa Bắc Church on February 26.
Founded in 1994 in Stockholm, Gustaf Sjokvist Chamber Choir (GSKK) is an independent choir consisting of 33 singers. Known for its sound, which is described as typical “Nordic”, the choir has since been a significant part of Swedish musical life. The choir is devoted to contemporary music and has over the years built up a wide repertoire in this field. Their repertoire features not only works by famous classic composers such as Bach, Mozart and Brahms, but also folk music and jazz.
The choir’s maestro Gustaf Sjokvist passed away in 2015, and from 2018 Florian Benfer is the artistic leader. The ensemble has made several tours in Scandinavia, Europe, Africa, North America and Asia.
Hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Hà Nội, the concert, which is part of the embassy’s commemoration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Việt Nam, will take place from 8pm until 9.30pm. The church will open from 7pm. The concert is free and first come first serve. The concert is not suitable for children under 10. — VNS