All Things Bright And Beautiful – The Vindhemschoir


19:00 - 20:00

The Vindhem Choir gives a concert in the Nordic House

June 23rd, 7 pm to 8 pm – Entrance is free of charge

The choir’s concert includes both sacred and secular music from the Nordic countries and the rest of Europe, music from the 1400s to the present day. The choir will also be singing Afro-American music of Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and others.

Short presentation
The choir’s domicile is the Vindhem Church in Uppsala. The choir was formed in 1962 but Peter Melin has been the choir’s conductor since 1996. Anders Bromander, pianist and Karin Parkman, transverse flutist joined the consert tour, both of them having a common history with the choir, as accompanists and Anders also as a composer.
At home in Uppsala the choir sings regularly at church services, but participates also in the performance of major works for chorus, soloists and orchestra. The choir’s repertoire includes sacred music, large choral works, Nordic lyrical songs but also gospel and jazz. Recently the choir has performed Orff: Carmina Burana, GF Handel: Messiah, JS Bach: The Passion of St. John, Y. Pontvik: Diversity Service (Service inspired by the South American beats) og Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert (in collaboration with Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra).

Peter Melin, choral conductor
In addition to leading the Vindhem choir Peter directs two more choirs, “Vokalensemblen Uppslaget” and “Enköpings Kammarkör”. The Vindhem Choir and these choirs have sometimes cooperated in the performance of major works.

Karin Parkman, transverse flute
Solo transverse flutist, music teacher and choral conductor.

Anders Bromander, piano
Organist, pianist and composer.

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