• 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, Lisa Benderius, Stephen Craig, Ulrika Davidsson, Sietze de Vries, My Eklund, Samuel Eriksson, Bengt Forsberg, Anna Maria Friman, Erik Groenestein-Hendriks, Ulrike Heider, Hans Hellsten, Aude Heurtematte, Erland Hildén, Gunnar Idenstam, Anne Johansson, Tommy Jonsson, Erwan Keravec, Magnus Kjellson, Julia-Maria Kretz, Nathan Laube, Anne Laver, Hanna Lindahl, Hampus Lindwall, Mattias Lundberg, Jonas Lundblad, Lisa Oscarsson, Kati Raitinen, Annette Richards, Maria Schildt, Christian Schmitt, Joel Speerstra, Ola Stinnerbom, Marit Torkelson, Joris Verdin, Catalina Vicens, Cecilia Zilliacus, Ylvali Zilliacus, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Servir Antico, Sonneurs, Gageego, Gothenburg Youth Choir, Gothenburg Girls Choir, Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble, Cantastoria, Choirs from Falköping and Lidköping, Swedish National Ballet School, and others.

     

     

    ORGANS

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

     

     

    PARTNERS

    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.

     

     

    MAIN SPONSORS

    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.

     

     

     

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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