• GÖTEBORG INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL

    October 12-23, 2022

    Voices

     

    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

    ORGAN, VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT DAY
    FEATURING THE ANNIVERSARIES OF CÉSAR FRANCK, JOHANN KUHNAU AND JOHANN ADAM REINCKEN
    THE REPRESSED VOICES OF MUSIC AND THE MUSIC OF MINORITIES
    REGIONAL CHOIR AND ORGAN FESTIVAL AT THE CONCERT HALL
    CONFERENCE ON 17TH- AND 18TH-CENTURY ORGAN ART
    GÖTEBORG YOUTH ORGAN FESTIVAL
    MORNING WORKSHOPS, AFTERNOON SEMINARS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS

     

    RECITALISTS AND PRESENTERS
    Edoardo Bellotti, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Aude Heurtematte, Gunnar Idenstam, Hampus Lindwall, Nathan Laube, Anne Laver, Kimberly Marshall, Sietze de Vries, Annette Richards, Christian Schmidt, Joel Speerstra, Joris Verdin, Catalina Vicens, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Servir Antico, Gageego, Gothenburg Youth Choir, Gothenburg Girls Choir, Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble, Cantastoria, Choirs from Falköping and Lidköping and others.

     

     

    ORGANS

    Featuring the organs in the Concert Hall, Örgryte New Church, Vasa Church, Haga Church and others.

     

     

    PARTNERS

    Gothenburg Art Sounds Festival, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of Drama and Music, University of Gothenburg, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University.

     

     

    MAIN SPONSORS

    Gothenburg City Cultural Council, The Cultural Committee of Region Västra Götaland, The Swedish Arts Council, and the Church of Sweden, the parishes of Backa, Gothenburg Cathedral, Västra Frölunda and Örgryte.

     

     

    MORNING WORKSHOPS

    October 17-21, Monday

    – Friday 9:00-11:30

     

    WORKSHOP I

    (Monday–Friday)

    César Franck’s Twelve Pieces for Organ

     

    Teachers:

    Joris Verdin and Nathan Laube

     

    Venue:

    Artisten, Organ Hall

     

    Repertoire:

    –Six Pièces (1859–64): Fantaisie in C major; Grande Pièce Symphonique; Prélude, Fugue et Variation; Pastorale; Prière; Final (recommended editions: Mayens-Couvreur, 1868, or Durand, vertical edition)
    –Trois Pièces (1878): Fantaisie in A major, Cantabile, Pièce Héroïque (recommended edition: Durand & Fils, 1883)

    –Trois Chorals (1890): Choral in E Major; Choral in B minor; Choral in A minor (recommended edition: Durand & Fils, 1892) All editions in vertical or “piano”/“portrait” format, all available on IMSLP or in facsimile at Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag, St. Augustin.

     

    In this workshop all twelve pieces will be presented in an order chosen by the presenters. It is recommended to participate in the whole five-day workshop. However, it is also possible to choose only Monday–Wednesday or Thursday–Friday. Please note that if you choose only one of the two parts, please note that the number and order of pieces in each part of the workshop will not be decided in advance.

     

     

    WORKSHOP II

    (Monday–Wednesday)

    Hymn Playing and Improvisation

     

    Venue:

    TBA

     

    Teacher:

    Sietze de Vries

     

    Repertoire:

    a selection of hymns will be provided to the accepted participants

     

     

    WORKSHOP III

    (Monday–Wednesday)

    North German Baroque:

    Organ music by Johann Reincken, Nikolaus Hasse and Dieterich Buxtehude

     

    Teachers:

    Edoardo Bellotti and Annette Richards

     

    Venue:

    Örgryte New Church

     

    Repertoire:

    Johann Adam Reincken (recommended edition: Breitkopf, ed. Pieter Dirksen)

    –An Wasserflüssen Babylon; Toccata ex G; Toccata ex g; Fuga in g Nikolaus Hasse (recommended edition

    Breitkopf, ed. Klaus Beckmann):

    –Jesus Christus unser Heiland I and II Dieterich Buxtehude (recommended editions Breitkopf, ed. Harald Vogel or The Broad Trust Edition, ed. Michael Belotti)

    –Free organ works of your own choice

     

     

    WORKSHOP IV

    (Thursday–Friday)

    Organ and Keyboard Music by Johann Kuhnau and J. S. Bach

     

    Teachers:

    Edoardo Bellotti, Magnus Kjellson and Joel Speerstra

     

    Venue:

    TBA

     

    Repertoire:

    Johann Kuhnau: The Six Biblical Sonatas and free choice from The Frische Clavier-Früchte (recommended edition: Johanna Kuhnau: Complete Works for Keyboard, ed. Müllemann/Wollny, G. Henle Verlag)

    Johann Sebastian Bach: Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello (BWV 992) (recommended edition: Bärenreiter, BA05234)

     

     

    WORKSHOP V

    (Thursday–Friday)

    Organ Music by Ligeti and Pärt

     

    Teachers:

    Kimberly Marshall and Hans Hellsten

     

    Venue:

    TBA

     

    Repertoire:

    György Ligeti: Ricercare, Volumina and from Two Études: II. Coulée Arvo Pärt: Trivium, Mein Weg hat Gipfel und Wellentäler, and Annum per Annum
    There will also be workshops in Swedish for pianists with repertoire for fortepiano, clavichord, organ and harpsichord and continuing education of church musicians.

     

     

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    Programme may be subject to change.

     

     

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  • A Warm Welcome!

    Photo: Lars Andersson/LTU

     

    Sverker Jullander

    Chairman

    The Göteborg International Organ Academy Association

     

    Hans Davidsson

    Artistic Director

    Göteborg International Organ Festival & Academy