WELCOME to KÖRSAM, the Federation of Swedish Choir Associations

(updated 10-feb-11 )

Presentation Member Organisations Board
Choral Conductor of the Year
Newsletter (in Swedish)
Contact information

Presentation

KÖRSAM is the Federation of Swedish Choir Associations on national level.
We are currently nine member organizations and with a total of well over 100 000 singers and 600 choral directors KÖRSAM is an important meeting place for Swedish choral music.KÖRSAM is also the representative of Sweden's choral music life towards public authorities as well as music and non-music institutions of all kinds.

KÖRSAM participates in various projects and issues that are important for Swedish choral music life.

KÖRSAM arranges the conference Körforum (Choral Forum) in January each year, which is an important meeting place for choral music administrators, conductors, teachers, singers and scholars. In 2011, the conference was held in Stockholm, with the Swedish culture minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth deliviering the opening speach.

KÖRSAM is also a part of an international network in the field of choral music, for example through its membership in IFCM - the International Federation for Choral Music and European Choral Association - Europa Cantat.

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MEMBER ORGANISATIONS:

FÖRENINGEN SVERIGES KÖRLEDARE (FSK)
Swedish Choral Directors Association
The association gathers approximately 700 of Sweden's choral conductors and is the only association of its kind in Sweden.
www.korledare.se
KFUK-KFUMS SÅNGARFÖRBUND
The Song and Choir Alliance of YWCA-YMCA of SWEDEN

The Song and Choir Alliance offers female, male as well as mixed choirs.
Youth choirs exists within The Triangle Association choir program.
www.KFUK-KFUM.se
PUERI CANTORES SVERIGE
Pueri Cantores Sweden
National federation for for Catholic Children’s and Youth Choirs in Sweden. Member of the International Federation of Pueri Cantores. (FIPC)
www.puericantores.se
SVENSKA ARBETARSÅNGARFÖRBUNDET
The Swedish Association of Labour Choirs
Connected with the Labour Movement and a member of IDOCO (Internationale des Organisations Culturelles Ouvrieres) and NASOM, the Nordic Association of Labour Singers and Musicians.
www.arbetarsang.se
SVENSKA BAPTISTERNAS SÅNGARFÖRBUND, SBS
The Baptist Union of Sweden

SBS was founded in 1912 and is the oldest choral association in the nation.
www.baptist.se
SVENSKA MISSIONSKYRKANS SÅNGARFÖRBUND (SMS)
The Mission Covenant Church of Sweden.
The Song Alliance of the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden with approx. 20 000 members.
www.missionskyrkan.se
SVERIGES KYRKOSÅNGSFÖRBUND (SKsf)
The Church of Sweden Choral Association.

Sweden's biggest choral association with approx. 80 000 members.
www.sjungikyrkan.nu
SVERIGES KÖRFÖRBUND
Swedish Choral Association
Choral organization with over 16.000 singers in more than 500 choirs of all kinds.
www.sverigeskorforbund.se

UNGiKÖR
Association for children’s and youth choirs in Sweden with over 5000 member singers.
www.ungikor.se

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Partner institutions:

EIC, Eric Ericson International Choral Centre
International choral centre in Stockholm
website
Körcentrum Syd
The Southern Choral Centre in the Malmö-Lund region in southern Sweden
website
Körstämman i Skinnskatteberg
Choral festival in central Sweden, one of the biggest music festivals in the country
website

Uppsala universitets Körcentrum
The Choral centre at Uppsala University
website

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Board

Chairman: Petter Ekberg
Treasurer: Lena Sköld
Board Members: Lena Fagéus
Kerstin Börjeson
   

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Choral Conductor of the Year

Each year a scholarship is awarded by KÖRSAM to a Swedish choral conductor for outstanding performances and work in the field of choral music.
The first scholarship was given to Bo Johansson in 1986, while Eric Ericson received a special prize. Thereafter it has been awarded to many interesting and distinguished Swedish choir leaders.

In 2009, the award "Årets Körledare" (Choral Conductor of the Year) was given to Cecilia Rydinger Alin.


Choral Conductor of the Year 1986 - 2009
2009 Cecilia Rydinger Alin, Stockholm
2008 Lone Larsen, Stockholm
2007 Ingemar Månsson, Lund
2006 Karin Eklundh, Uppsala
2006 Jubileumspris till Kjell Lönnå, Sundsvall
2005 Gary Graden, Stockholm
2004 Kella Naeslund, Västerås
2003 Hans Lundgren, Linköping
2002 Stefan Parkman, Uppsala
2001 Solvieg Ågren, Örebro
2000 Fred Sjöberg, Örebro
1999 Erik Westberg, Piteå
1998 Agneta Sköld, Västerås
1997 Johan Magnus Sjöberg, Lund
1996 Gustaf Sjökvist, Stockholm
1995 Dan-Olof Stenlund, Malmö
1994 Anders Öhrwall, Stockholm
1993 Robert Sund, Uppsala
1992 Lars Smedlund och kören Amanda, Göteborg
1991 Eva Bohlin, Lund
1990 Christian Ljunggren, Stockholm
1989 Anders Lindström, Rättvik
1988 Gunnar Eriksson, Göteborg
1987 Gösta Ohlin, Göteborg
1986 Bo Johansson, Stockholm, and special prize to Eric Ericson.

 

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NEWSLETTER (in Swedish)

KÖRSAM is distributing a digital Newsletter to its members and other interested in Swedish choral life. The newsletter is in Swedish, and to read the newsletter or to add your E-mail address to the mailing list, please visit the link Nyhetsbrev here on the website.

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Contact Information

KÖRSAM
Slupskjulsvägen 34
111 49 Stockholm, Sweden

Telephone: +46-730-20 78 70

E-mail: kansli@korsam.se

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