Friday, September 20, 8 p.m.
Göteborg Baroque Choir and Orchestra
Anna Jobrant, Sofia Niklasson, Ann Kjellson, Ingeborg Dalheim, sopranos
Amanda Flodin, Daniel Carlsson, altos
Carl Johan Lillieroth, Mikael Englund, tenors
Karl Peter Eriksson, Arvid Eriksson, bassos
Peter Spissky, concert master
Rebecka Karlsson, Arsema Asghodom, Marie-Louise Marming, Pernilla Berg, violins
Susanne Brunström, Johan Tufvesson, violas
Christian Berg, cello
Mattias Frostenson, double bass
Erik Skanke Høsøien, theorbo
Magnus Kjellson, organ and harpsichord
Chorus Dominicalis Cathedral Choir
Višeslav Jaklin, choirmaster
Magnus Kjellson, conductor
Georg Friedrich Händel
Dixit Dominus, HWV 232
Dixit Dominus, choir
Virgam virtutis tuae, aria, alto
Tecum principium, aria, soprano
Juravit Dominus, choir
Tu es sacerdos, choir
Dominus a dextris tuis, choir and soloists
Judicabit in nationibus, choir
De torrente in via, soprano duet and choir
Gloria Patri, choir
Se il cor guerriero, aria from Tito Manlio, RV 738
Sovente il sole, arija from Andromeda Libertata, RV Anh. 117
Siam navi all’onde algenti, aria from L’Olimpiade, RV 725
Georg Friedrich Händel
Zadok the Priest, HWV 258
GÖTEBORG BAROQUE is a Swedish music ensemble that focuses on Swedish, German, and Italian music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The ensemble consists of eight singers and twenty-three musicians performing on period instruments. Since 2004, Göteborg Baroque has held its own concert series in the German Church in Gothenburg. Their programmes feature both major standard works such as Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St John Passion as well as an ongoing exploration of the unknown gems hidden in the Düben collection (Uppsala University Library), the world’s largest collection of original scores from the baroque era.
Göteborg Baroque regularly tours Sweden and Europe and has released two CDs. Their debut CD from 2007 was entirely devoted to music by Dieterich Buxtehude and was followed in 2010 by “Ach Swea Thron” containing festival music from the Düben Collection including music by Christian Geist, Johann Valentin Meder, Franz Tunder as well as Buxtehude.
Magnus Kjellson is the founder and director of Göteborg Baroque, the prize-winning vocal and instrumental ensemble now in its second decade. Göteborg Baroque has generated large international interest through its concerts and CD recordings. He has toured Europe and the United States as a solo organist and ensemble leader, and is frequently engaged as a guest instructor at international academies and festivals. He was educated at the Academy of Music and Drama in Göteborg where he studied with Rune Wåhlberg and Hans Davidsson and at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam with Hans van Nieuwkoop. He has taught organ interpretation and liturgical organ at the Academy of Music and Drama and currently serves as the organist at the German Church.
Cathedral Choir Chorus Dominicalis was founded in December 2018 on the initiative of Varaždin’s bishop Msgr. Josip Mrzljak. Name Chorus Dominicalis (Sunday choir) refers to its main purpose – the magnification of Sunday liturgical celebrations in the Varazdin Cathedral. Foundation of the choir are members of Varaždin Ensemble Nonet Donum, which has been profiled as a successful concert ensemble, among other things during series of performances at the Varaždin Baroque Evenings. They are joined by other singers associated with the Varaždin Cathedral, thus forming an ensemble that will perform in concerts as well as maintain their liturgical role. The choir is led by cathedral organist mo. Višeslav Jaklin.