GÖTEBORG INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL
October 11-22, 2023
It is my distinct pleasure to launch the program of the Göteborg International Organ Festival (GIOF) 2022 with its theme: Voices. We encounter a variety of VOICES with different character, color, and quality in organs of all times. Each organ comprises a unique web of individual voices, stops, that form a sonorous ensemble. Göteborg has a unique ensemble of diverse high-quality organs evoking centuries of our music culture, a distinct and recognized voice among leading international organ cities. Please do join us to celebrate the power of all kinds of voices in music. We present a twelve-day organ feast full of concerts, workshops, presentations, panel discussions, encounters with music from the Renaissance to the present day, improvisation, meditative, experimental, and new music. Enjoy the voices of the world-unique north German baroque organ in Örgryte New Church, the new world-class concert hall organ, and the rich variety of organs in our city. Let a multitude of voices and soundscapes in organ, vocal, and instrumental music from the Renaissance to experimental music of our time inspire you.
We warmly welcome you to Göteborg and the Göteborg International Organ Festival 2022, to a world of passion and tactile sounds for people of all ages, for a future of peace, and for the right of all human beings to raise their Voices.
– Hans Davidsson
ABF, Europäisches Hanse-Ensemble, Gageego!, Gothenburg Art Sounds Festival, Gothenburg 400 Years, Göteborg Baroque, Göteborg Chamber Music Society, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, Rieger Orgelbau, Sensus, the Church of Sweden, the parishes of Backa, Gothenburg Cathedral, Västra Frölunda, Örgryte, Johanneberg and Masthugget.
Gothenburg City Cultural Council, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, HIGAB, James Collier Orgelbyggeri AB, Karl Nelson Orgelbyggeri, The Swedish Arts Council, The Cultural Committee of Region Västra Götaland, the Church of Sweden, the parishes of Backa, Gothenburg Cathedral, Västra Frölunda, Örgryte, Johanneberg and Masthugget, Lundgrens stiftelser.