• Göteborg International Organ Festival

    October 15-24, 2021

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    FOTO Ola Kjelbye / GSO

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    Inauguration of the New Concert Hall Organ

    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck & Michael Praetorius 400 Years

    Göteborg Youth Organ Festival

    Early Music | Workshops | New Music Live Streaming

     

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  • Programme Overview

    (subject to change)

    Wednesday–Friday, October 13-15, 2021

     

    WEST SWEDEN REGIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL

    PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Friday, October 15, 2021

     

    12:00–12:30 GOTHENBURG CATHEDRAL

    ORGAN CONCERT
    Atsuko Takano

     

    17:00–17:40 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    PRE-CONCERT TALK
    Erik Risberg, Hans Davidsson and others
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

    18:00–19:15 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    INAUGURAL ORGAN CONCERT I
    Inauguration: An Evening with Seven Organists
    Bine Bryndorf, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Hans Davidsson, Magnus Kjellson, Nathan Laube, Karin Nelson, Joris Verdin
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

    21:00–22:00 VASA CHURCH
    ORGAN CONCERT
    Cathedral Music – music by Indra Rise a.o.
    Ligita Sneibe

     

    22:00– VASA CHURCH

    FRINGE WALK

    Thematic Walk ending in a Gothenburg pub

    Hosted by EdSpeerLii

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021

     

    YOUTH ORGAN CAMP

    LUNDBY NEW CHURCH & ÄLVSBORG CHURCH

    SEPARATE PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

     

    CONFERENCE ON THE NEW CONCERT HALL ORGAN

    CITY LIBRARY

    SEPARATE PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

     

    10:00–12:00 CITY LIBRARY
    The new concert hall organ for Gothenburg Concert Hall
    Presentation and panel discussion
    Rieger Orgelbau and Members of the international reference group

     

    12:00–13:00 GOTHENBURG CATHEDRAL
    ORGAN CONCERT
    Democracy and Organ

    Svetlana Tsvetskova

     

    14:00–15:00 HAGA CHURCH
    ORGAN CONCERT
    David and Goliath – an organ fairy tale for young and families
    Pia Brinkmann Stenhede, Ulrika Davidsson and Tore Sunesson

     

    14:00–15:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    CONCERT

    Michael Praetorius 400 years – Mediator for European traditions
    Vocal and instrumental music
    Manfred Cordes, conductor, and Edoardo Bellotti, organ

     

    17:00–17:40 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    PRE-CONCERT TALK
    Erik Risberg, Hans Davidsson and others
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

    INAUGURAL ORGAN CONCERT II
    Music from Four Centuries
    Bine Bryndorf, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Nathan Laube and Joris Verdin
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

    21:00–22:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    Creative Collisions I
    Anna von Hausswolff and Kali Malone
    Vocal ensemble

  • Sunday, October 17, 2021

     

    YOUTH ORGAN CAMP

    LUNDBY NEW CHURCH & ÄLVSBORG CHURCH

    SEPARATE PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

     

    11:00–12:00 VASA CHURCH
    HIGH MASS / ORGAN AND LITURGY
    PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

     

    14:00–15:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    ORGAN CONCERT
    J P Sweelinck, Michael Praetorius etc
    Kimberly Marshall and Schola Gothia, Ulrike Heider

     

    17:00–17:40 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    PRE-CONCERT TALK
    Erik Risberg, Hans Davidsson and others
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

    18:00–19:15 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    INAUGURAL ORGAN CONCERT III
    Romantic and Experimental Music
    Hans-Ola Ericsson, Hans Davidsson, Magnus Kjellson and Karin Nelson
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

    21:00–22:00 VASA CHURCH

    ORGAN AND ORGUE EXPRESSIF RECITAL
    French Music
    Joris Verdin

  • Monday, October 18, 2021

     

    CONFERENCE / CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ORGANISTS AND CHURCH MUSICIANS

    In collaboration with the Diocese of Göteborg
    Special guest: Lydia Vroegindeweij, founder of Orgelkids NL

    PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

     

    9:00–11:30 MORNING WORKSHOPS
    North German Baroque/Bine Bryndorf ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    French Romantic/Joris Verdin VASA CHURCH
    Bach´s Orgelbüchlein/Hans-Ola Ericsson BACKA CHURCH
    Partimento/Edoardo Bellotti ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL
    Ensemble Skills for organists/Joel Speerstra & Ulrika Davidsson ARTISTEN

     

    12:00–12:30 HAGA CHURCH
    ORGAN CONCERT
    Kimberly Marshall

     

    12:30–14:00 HAGA PARISH HALL

    ORGAN SOUP

     

    14:00–16:30 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    Partimento – Past and Present
    Edoardo Bellotti, Peter van Tour, Karin Nelson, Joel Speerstra

     

    17:00–18:30 ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL
    Organ Encounter Guest / Social Gathering

     

    19:00–21:00 ARTISTEN, Ohlin Hall
    ORGAN AND HARPSICHORD CONCERT
    Sweelinck and Virginalists
    Manderscheidt-organ (1640), Muselaar/Virginal,
    Edoardo Bellotti, Catalina Vicens, Joel Speerstra, Ulrika Davidsson

  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021

     

    YOUTH ORGAN FESTIVAL CITY LIBRARY

    Tuesday-Friday, October 19–22

    SEPARATE PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

     

    9:00–11:30 MORNING WORKSHOPS
    North German Baroque/Bine Bryndorf ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    French Romantic/Joris Verdin VASA CHURCH
    Bach´s Orgelbüchlein/Hans-Ola Ericsson BACKA CHURCH
    Partimento/Edoardo Bellotti ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL
    Ensemble skills for organists/Joel Speerstra & Ulrika Davidsson ARTISTEN

     

    12:00–12:30 HAGA CHURCH
    ORGAN CONCERT
    PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

     

    12:30–14:00 HAGA PARISH HALL
    ORGAN SOUP

     

    14:00–16:30 ARTISTEN, Ohlin Hall
    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    Sweelinck – Music and Instruments
    Kimberly Marshall, Joel Speerstra, Koos van de Linde, Ulrika Davidsson

     

    17:00–18:30 ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL
    Organ Encounter / Social Gathering

     

    19:00–21:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    CONCERT: CHAMBER MUSIC, ORGAN AND HARPSICHORD
    Sweelinck and New Music
    40f: Ann Elkjär, Anna Svensdotter, Jill Widén och Åsa Karlberg
    Edoardo Bellotti, organ, and Catalina Vicens, harpsichord
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Chamber Music Society (GKF)

     

    21:00– ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL

    Festival buffet for participants

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021

     

    9:00–11:30 MORNING WORKSHOPS
    North German Baroque/Bine Bryndorf
    ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    French Romantic/Joris Verdin ARTISTEN
    Bach´s Orgelbüchlein/Hans-Ola Ericsson
    BACKA CHURCH
    Partimento/Edoardo Bellotti ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL
    Ensemble skills for organists /Joel Speerstra & Ulrika Davidsson ARTISTEN

     

    12:00–12:30 HAGA CHURCH
    ORGAN CONCERT Nathan Laube

     

    12:30–14:00 HAGA PARISH HALL
    ORGAN SOUP

     

    14:00–16:30 VASA CHURCH
    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    Jeanne Demessieux’s Music in Contemporary Context
    Hampus Lindwall, Kimberly Marshall

     

    17:00–18:30 VASA PARISH HALL

    Organ Encounter / Social Gathering

     

    19:00–21:00 VASA CHURCH
    ORGAN AND PERCUSSION CONCERT
    Poem without Words – musical encounters between genres and instruments
    Daniel Berg, marimba and percussion, Johannes Landgren, organ
    Organ works by Jeanne Demessieux
    Hampus Lindwall, organ

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021

     

    9:00–11:30 MORNING WORKSHOPS
    Sweelinck/Kimberly Marshall/Koos van de Linde ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    Symphonic Organ Music/Nathan Laube VASA CHURCH
    Organ for composers/Hans-Ola Ericsson & Hampus Lindwall ARTISTEN
    New organ music/TBA BETLEHEM CHURCH
    Organ and Clavier for Pianists/Ulrika Davidsson ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL

     

    12:00–12:30 HAGA CHURCH
    ORGAN CONCERT
    Bine Bryndorf

     

    12:30–14:00 HAGA PARISH HALL

    ORGAN SOUP

     

    14:00–16:30 ARTISTEN, Ohlin Hall
    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    French Organ Music: Pre-Franck Perspectives
    Joris Verdin, Nathan Laube

     

    17:00–18:30 VASA PARISH HALL

    Organ Encounter / Social Gathering

     

    19:30–20:45 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    INAUGURAL ORGAN CONCERT IV
    Mattias Wager, organ

    Göteborg Symphony Orchestra

    Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

  • Friday, October 22, 2021

     

    ORGAN CULTURAL HERITAGE DAY

    Conference for organ restorers, antiquarians, scholars and others

    SEPARATE PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

     

    9:00–11:30 MORNING WORKSHOPS
    Sweelinck/Kimberly Marshall/Koos van de Linde ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    Symphonic Organ Music/Nathan Laube VASA CHURCH
    Organ for composers/Hans-Ola Ericsson & Hampus Lindwall ARTISTEN
    New organ music/Hans Hellsten BETLEHEM CHURCH
    Organ and Clavier for Pianists/Ulrika Davidsson ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL

     

    12:00–12.30 HAGA CHURCH
    ORGAN CONCERT
    Atsuko Takano, Japan/Spain

     

    12:30–14:00 HAGA PARISH HALL
    ORGAN SOUP

     

    14:00–16:00 BETLEHEM CHURCH
    AFTERNOON SEMINAR
    Organ and New Music
    Hans-Ola Ericsson / Hampus Lindwall

     

    16:30–18:00 HAGA CHURCH
    PARTICIPANT’S ORGAN CONCERT

     

    18:00–19:15 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    INAUGURAL ORGAN CONCERT IV
    B. Tommy Andersson: Organ concerto
    Göteborg Symphony Orchestra and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
    Mattias Wager, organ
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)

     

    21:00–22:00 VASA CHURCH
    FOR PEACE – AGAINST OBLIVION
    Organ / poetry / dance / light
    Alain: Trois Dances / Improvisation

    Pia Thörngren, choreography
    Stefan Therstam, organ

    ACTOR and DANCERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

     

    22:00– VASA CHURCH

    FRINGE WALK

    Thematic Walk ending in a Gothenburg pub

    Hosted by EdSpeerLii

  • Saturday, October 23, 2021

     

    9:00–21:00 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    MARATHON CONCERT
    Organists from 49 Municipalities in West Sweden
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)
    Daily programs including DO-organ workshops for all ages, Organ fairy tales at the CITY LIBRARY, VASA CHURCH and ARTISTEN

     

    9:30–11:30 VASA CHURCH
    MORNING WORKSHOP
    Hymn playing/Mattias Wager

     

    14:00–15:00 HAGA CHURCH
    ORGAN CONCERT FOR YOUNG AND FAMILIES
    PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

     

    14:00–15:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    CONCERT Creative Collisions II

    Encounter with New Music in different Genres
    Kali Malone – music for meantone organ
    GGR Betong – commissioned work by Katt Hernandez

     

    15:00–16:30 ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL
    Organ Encounter / Panel discussion / Social Gathering

     

    17:00–18:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    CONCERT Creative Collisions III

    Encounter with New Music in different Genres
    Palle Dahlstedt, creative keyboards, and Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt, dance
    Hans-Ola Ericson – music for meantone organ

     

    18:00–19:30 ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL
    Organ Encounter / Panel Discussion / Social Gathering

     

    20:00–21:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH
    CONCERT Creative Collisions IV

    Encounter with New Music in different Genres
    GGR Betong – Ligeti’s Volumina for instruments
    Carl Unander-Scharin, voice, Åsa Unander-Scharin, dance – ISAGEL-Suite
    Hans-Ola Ericsson – Ligeti’s Volumina for organ

  • Sunday, October 24, 2021

     

    9:00–21:00 GOTHENBURG CONCERT HALL
    MARATHON CONCERT
    Organists from 49 Municipalities in West Sweden
    In collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO)
    Daily programs including DO-organ workshops for all ages, Organ fairy tales at the CITY LIBRARY, VASA CHURCH and ARTISTEN

     

    11:00–12.00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

    HIGH MASS / ORGAN AND LITURGY
    Organ Mass by Erland Hildén (premier)

     

    17:00–18:30 ÖRGRYTE PARISH HALL

    Organ Encounter / Social Gathering

     

    19:00–20:00 ÖRGRYTE NEW CHURCH

    ORGAN AND INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE CONCERT
    Creative Collisions V
    Christian Karlsen, GAGEEGO and organist
    Music by Henrik Denerin and others
    In collaboration with Gageego!

    PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED

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    Sverker Jullander

    Chairman

    The Göteborg International Organ Academy Association

     

    Hans Davidsson

    Artistic Director

    Göteborg International Organ Festival & Academy