POSTPHONED Cork International Choral Festival – Master Olofskoren (Sweden)
St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal Friday 1st May, 6pm Admission is free of charge. All are welcome!
St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal proudly welcomes the 66th Cork International Choral Festival to Youghal.
– MASTER OLOFSKOREN (SWEDEN) –
The Cork International Choral Festival is held annually in Cork, and features choirs from all over the world. About 5,000 choristers take part every year; they come from all over Ireland, from Britain, from the European continent, and sometimes from as far away as Africa, America, and Asia . As one of the venues associated with the Cork International Choral Festival, Yew Wood Venues is thrilled to bring to Youghal, Master Olofskoren.
Founded in 1940, Master Olofskoren is an amateur Capella mixed-voice choir, with members ranging from thirty to seventy-five. After being dormant for a number of years, the choir was re-established in 1984 and since 2000 has been conducted by Bo Tobiasson, a former Senior Lecturer at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
The choir has a comprehensive repertoire encompassing sacred works, folk tunes, jazz, pop and newly written music, all in a variety of languages. The choir presents about five concerts each year; December is particularly bust with Christmas concerts, “Lucia” processions in various workplaces, and participation in the “Living Christmas Calendar” in Stockholm’s Old Town. The choir has also presented many concerts throughout Europe, visiting Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, the United Kingdom and many countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
For additional information please contact Yew Wood Venues at 087 9593276.