Join us  at Kungsportsplatsen to enjoy the world’s best-loved  carols and Christmas songs sung by Göteborg’s finest choirs.

SHOWTIMES 2018

Anne Johansson, Conductor

Göteborgs Ungdomskör  (Gothenburg Youth Choir) performs a wide range of music from classic choral repertoire (sacred and profane) to Broadway and  pop music.  They are accomplished  as  both a concert choir and a theatrical choir, and joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2013 adding their fresh voices to the production. Discover more
GÖTEBORGS UNGDOMSKÖR

CHOIRS IN DEN SJUNGANDE JULGRANEN

Marie Ehrenstedt, Choir Director

Gothia Show Chorus is an energetic, all-female a cappella choir with a repertoire spanning Barbershop and popular songs. The GSC joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2011 and added a new dimension to the production with their well- synchronised Barbershop choreography and a wonderfully cheeky “Santa Baby”.  Discover more
GOTHIA SHOW CHORUS
GÖTEBORGS GOSSKÖR

Inese Paulson Johansson, Conductor

Göteborgs Gosskör (The Gothenburg Boys Choir) is considered one of Sweden’s best boy choirs and specialises in English Cathedral music as well as maintaining the performance tradition of church music and its rich repertoire. Göteborgs Gosskör joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2006 stopping traffic with their inspirational performance of . In 2015 they inaugurated “Den lilla sjungande julgranen” at Kronhuset. Discover more
DEN SJUNGANDE JULGRANEN                                 (The Singing Christmas Tree) KUNGSPORTSPLATSEN  29 November to 22 December 2018

THE         OF CHRISTMAS 

 IN THE          OF GO:TEBORG

 29 November - 22 DECEMBER 29 Nov PREMIER: 18:30 & 19:00 / 22 Dec FINAL SHOWS 15:30 & 16:30 Weekdays: 18:00 & 18:30   Weekends: 15:30 - 16:10 - 16:50  
MIKAEL ISACSON, Producer, Göteborg & Co. mikael.isacson@goteborg.com
T he   choirs   and   musicians   who   perform in    Den    sjungande    julgranen    are    the heart   and   soul   of   this   production.   Rain or   shine,   blustery   or   balmy,   their   voices ring   out   gathering   audiences   together and   spreading   holiday   cheer   year   after year.    A    heart-felt    thank    you    to    them, Julstaden Göteborg, and our sponsors .
LODOLA

Malin Abramsson, Choir Director

GOSPEL i GRANEN is a dymanic group of singers who know how to deliver holiday inspiration gospel-style. GiG joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2017, energizing our production with the gift of gospel.
GOSPEL i GRANEN

Brita Lindgren, Choir Leader

GÖTEBORGS LUCIA
HÄRLANDA KAMMARKÖR David Molin, Conductor Härlanda Kammarkör is highly accomplished as both a church choir and a concert choir. They often perform large works with instrument ensembles from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Gothenburg Opera as well as with distinguished vocal soloists. Härlanda Kammarkör joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2009 and inspired audiences with works by Handel, Rachmaninov and Rutter. Discover more… ESTETKÖR Peter Holmstrand, Conductor Hulebäck Estetkör is a high school choir for grades 10-12 (gymnasiet I,II,III) with a focus on giving students an opportunity to develop their music and stage skills as well as learning the value of working in an ensemble. The choir gives two concerts per year with a repertoire spanning several genres. Hulebäck Esteskör joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2015 and Peter Holmstrand’s unique and theatrical arrangements of Swedish Christmas music classics gives the production a fresh perspective. Discover more….       HULEBÄCKS ESTETKÖR

Larslisa Andersson, Choir Leader

Göteborg Gospel brought the delight of gospel music to our production in 2011, founded and led by Björn Hedström. Thank you for the music! Discover more
GÖTEBORG GOSPEL
Göteborgs Lucia is a long standing and deeply appreciated choral tradition. Since 2017, the tradition has passed its baton over to Hvitfeldskamusikgymnasiet’s chorus, whose voices continue spreading holiday spirit in Göteborgs streets and squares. They perform as themselves in Den sjungande julgranen, offering a new and very welcome addtion to our production. Discover more
Thomas Lagerberg, Conductor
Lodola’s rich repertoire and strong commitment to the tradition and performance of Swedish choral music has made them one of the most established choirs in Sweden. Lodola joined Den sjungande julgranen as the inaugural choir in 2004, and continues to delight audiences with their Disney Potpurri and their heart-warming Swedish Christmas classic “Jul jul, strålande jul”Discover
CONTACT US AMY ELIZABETH WHEELER, Artistic Director amy@densjungandejulgranen.se
Michael Andersson  World percussion and drums, member in Sudden Meeting, freelance artist with GöteborgsOperan, Jonköpings Sinfonetta and Wermlands Opera
PERCUSSIONISTS IN DEN SJUNGANDE JULGRANEN
Roger Carlsson  Principle percussionist, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Choirs and percussion go together naturally and our percussion team adds swing and holiday ambience with bells, timpani and glockenspiel.
The   scaffolding   was   welded   together   by   Nordsvets   AB   and   The   Lodola   Choir   (Lodolakören)      conducted   by   Thomas   Lagerberg was   the   debut   choir.   The   premier   was   a   success   thanks   to   the   warm   hearts   of   Gothenburg   and   the   wonderful   performances   by Lodola.    Since    then,    Den    Sjungande    Julgranen     has    enjoyed    nine    seasons    in    Bältespännarparken,    three    seasons    at Drottningtorget in front of the Clarion Hotel Post, and in 2016 moved to Kungsportsplatsen .

ABOUT DEN SJUNGANDE JULGRANEN

After   three   years   in   the   drawer,   Den   Sjungande   Julgranen   finally   got   its   big   break   in   2004   when Pernilla   Warberg   (one   of   Gothenburg's   best   sources   for   "making   something   happen")   saw   an opportunity     for     the     production     to     be     featured     in     "Julstaden     Göteborg"     (Christmas     in Gothenburg),   an   event   conceived   of   by   Leif   Nilsson,   the   vice   VD   of   Göteborg   &   Co.   The   event   was supported   by   local   sponsors   and   slated   to   run   annually   for   three   years   with   an   aim   to   increase tourism   and   cheer   up   Gothenburgians   and   their   Nordic   neighbors.   The   arrangers   for   Julstaden Göteborg   loved   the   idea   of   a   "singing   Christmas   tree"   and   bought   the   production   from   Amy   and Pehr and hired Amy as the Artistic Director.
Den    sjungande    julgranen    (pronounced:    den    shoong-an-deh    yule-grah-nen)    “the    singing    Christmas    tree”,        is    one    of Gothenburg's    most    popular    outdoor    musical    attractions    presented    during    the    city's    annual    Christmas    event:    "Julstaden Göteborg".   Thanks   to   its   sponsors,   the   event   is   free   to   the   public   and   features   some   of   the   city’s   best   local   choirs   performing   a wide   range   of   international   holiday   favorites.      Amy   Elizabeth   Wheeler ,    the   production's   artistic   director,   works   closely   with   THE choirs, musicians and the production team to deliver holiday cheer year after year. As   an   original   choir   member    in   "The   South   Street   Seaport   Singing   Christmas   Tree"   in   New   York   City   (back   in   the   ‘80’s),   Amy thought   a   similar   production   could   be   successful   in   Gothenburg .   So   in   2001,   Amy   presented   the   idea   of   a   singing   Christmas tree   to   Pehr   Sandström   (then   in   charge   of   special   effects   and   set-building   at   Göteborgs   Operan)   who   thought   it   was   a   terrific idea and immediately made drawings for the scaffolding and constructed a model.
Per Sandström and Amy Elizabeth Wheeler
Den   sjungande   julgranen   takes   great   pleasure   in   being   part   of   Julstaden   Göteborg   and   the   choirs   and   production   team hope   that   2018   will   delight   audiences   as   it   has   for   the   past   fourteen   seasons.   Many   thanks   to   Lodolakören   and   Thomas Lagerberg.   Special   thanks   to   Maria   Drott,   Pernilla   Warberg,   Mikael   Isacson,   G öteborg   &   Co ,      and   Julstaden's   generous sponsors for making this production possible.
© 2018 Peregrine Productions & Management
Julstaden’s Sponsors 2018
PRESS

WELCOME TO

DEN SJUNGANDE JULGRANEN

Join us this year at

Kungsportsplatsen to

enjoy the world’s best-

loved carols and

Christmas songs sung by

Göteborg’s finest choirs.

CHOIRS IN DEN

SJUNGANDE

JULGRANEN

SHOWTIMES 2018

29 November - 22 DECEMBER 29 Nov PREMIER: 18:30 & 19:00  22 Dec FINAL SHOWS 15:30 & 16:30 Weekdays: 18:00 & 18:30   Weekends: 15:30 - 16:10 - 16:50  
Marie Ehrenstedt, Conductor Gothia Show Chorus is an energetic, all-female a cappella choir with a repertoire that features Barbershop as well as popular songs. The GSC joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2011, adding a new dimension to the production with their well-synchronised Barbershop choreography and a wonderfully cheeky Santa Baby.   Discover more…. GOTHIA SHOW CHORUS Thomas Lagerberg, Conductor Lodola’s rich repertoire and strong commitment to the tradition and performance of Swedish choral music has made them one of the most established choirs in Sweden. Lodola joined Den sjungande julgranen as the inaugural choir in 2004 and continues to delight audiences with their ever-popular Disney Potpurri and their heart-warming  Swedish Christmas classic Jul jul, strålande jul. Discover more…  LODOLA GÖTEBORGS GOSSKÖR Inese Paulson Johansson, Conductor Göteborgs Gosskör (The Gothenburg Boys Choir) is considered one of Sweden’s best boy choirs and specialises in English Cathedral music as well as maintaining the performance tradition of church music and its rich repertoire. Göteborgs Gosskör joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2006 stopping traffic with their performance of Händel’s Halleluja. In 2015 they inaugurated “Den lilla sjungande julgranen” at Kronhuset.  Discover more…. Anne Johansson, Conductor Göteborgs Ungdomskör  (Gothenburg Youth Choir) performs a wide range of music ranging  from classic choral repertoire (sacred and profane)  to Broadway and  pop music.  They are accomplished both  as a concert choir and a theatrical choir and joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2013 adding their new, fresh voices to the production.  Discover more…  GÖTEBORGS UNGDOMSKÖR Larslisa Andersson, Choir Leader Göteborg Gospel (founded and led by Björn Hedström), joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2011. Thank you for the music! Discover more….   GÖTEBORG GOSPEL HÄRLANDA KAMMARKÖR David Molin, Conductor Härlanda Kammarkör is highly accomplished both as a church choir and a concert choir. They often perform large works with instrument ensembles from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Gothenburg Opera as well as with distinguished vocal soloists. Härlanda Kammarkör joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2009 and inspired audiences with works by Handel, Rachmaninov and Rutter. Discover more… ESTETKÖR Peter Holmstrand, Conductor Hulebäck Estetkör is a high school choir for grades 10-12 (gymnasiet I,II,III) with a focus on giving students an opportunity to develop their music and stage skills as well as learning the value of working in an ensemble. The choir gives two concerts per year with a repertoire spanning several genres. Hulebäck Esteskör joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2015 and Peter Holmstrand’s unique and theatrical arrangements of Swedish Christmas music classics gives the production a fresh perspective. Discover more….       HULEBÄCKS ESTETKÖR Roger Carlsson   Principle percussionist Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra PERCUSSIONISTS  IN  DEN SJUNGANDE JULGRANEN Choirs and percussion go together  naturally and our percussion team adds  swing and holiday ambience with drums,  bells, timpani and glockenspiel. Michael Andersson  World percussion and drums, member in Sudden Meeting,  freelance artist with GöteborgsOperan, Jonköpings Sinfonetta  and Wermlands Opera
Per Sandström and Amy Elizabeth Wheeler
ABOUT DEN SJUNGANDE  JULGRANEN Den sjungande julgranen (pronounced: den shoong-an-deh yule-grah-nen) “the singing Christmas tree”, is one of Gothenburg's most popular outdoor musical attractions presented during the city's annual Christmas event: "Julstaden Göteborg". Thanks to its sponsors, the event is free to the public and features some of the city’s best local choirs performing a wide range of international holiday favorites. Amy Elizabeth Wheeler, the production's artistic director, works closely with choirs, musicians and the production team to deliver holiday cheer year after year.  As an original choir member in "The South Street Seaport Singing Christmas Tree" in New York City (back in the ‘80’s), Amy thought a similar production could be successful in Gothenburg. So in 2001, Amy presented the idea of a singing Christmas tree to Pehr Sandström (then in charge of special effects and set-building at Göteborgs Operan) who thought it was a terrific idea and immediately made drawings for the scaffolding and constructed a model.   The scaffolding was welded together by Nordsvets AB and The Lodola Choir (Lodolakören) conducted by Thomas Lagerberg was the debut choir. The premier was a success thanks to the warm hearts of Gothenburg and the wonderful performances by Lodola. Since then, Den Sjungande Julgranen has enjoyed nine seasons in Bältespännarparken, three seasons at Drottningtorget in front of the Clarion Hotel Post, and in 2016, moved to Kungsportsplatsen.       After three years in the drawer, Den Sjungande Julgranen finally got its big break in 2004 when Pernilla Warberg (one of Gothenburg's best sources for "making something happen") saw an opportunity for the production to be featured in "Julstaden Göteborg" (Christmas in Gothenburg), an event conceived of by Leif Nilsson, the vice VD of Göteborg & Co. The event was supported by local sponsors and slated to run annually for three years with an aim to increase tourism and cheer up Gothenburgians and their Nordic neighbors. The arrangers for Julstaden Göteborg loved the idea of a "singing Christmas tree" and bought the production from Amy and Pehr and hired Amy as the Artistic Director.    Den sjungande julgranen takes great pleasure in being part of Julstaden Göteborg and the choirs and production team hope that 2018 will delight audiences as it has for the past fourteen seasons. Many thanks to Lodolakören and Thomas Lagerberg. Special thanks to Maria Drott, Pernilla Warberg, Mikael Isacson, Göteborg & Co,  and Julstaden's generous sponsors for making this production possible. Julstaden’s Sponsors 2018 Malin Abramsson, Choir Director GOSPEL i GRANEN is a dymanic group of singers who know how to deliver holiday inspiration gospel-style. GiG joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2017, energizing our production with the gift of gospel.   GOSPEL i GRANEN Brita Lindgren, Choir Leader Göteborgs Lucia is a long standing and deeply appreciated choral tradition. Since 2017, the tradition has passed its baton over to Hvitfeldskamusikgymnasiet’s chorus, whose  voices continue spreading holiday spirit in Göteborgs streets  and squares. They perform as themselves in Den  sjungande julgranen, offering a new and very welcome addtion to our production. Discover more…  GÖTEBORGS LUCIA
MIKAEL ISACSON, Göteborg & Co., Producer mickael.isacson@goteborg.com
© 2018 Peregrine Productions & Management
CONTACT US AMY ELIZABETH WHEELER, Artistic Director amy@densjungandejulgranen.se
PRESS

WELCOME TO

DEN SJUNGANDE JULGRANEN

Join us  at Kungsportsplatsen to enjoy the world’s best-loved  carols and Christmas songs sung by Göteborg’s finest choirs.

SHOWTIMES 2018

Anne Johansson, Conductor

Göteborgs Ungdomskör  (Gothenburg Youth Choir) performs a wide range of music from classic choral repertoire (sacred and profane) to Broadway and  pop music.  They are accomplished  as  both a concert choir and a theatrical choir, and joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2013 adding their fresh voices to the production. Discover more…. 
GÖTEBORGS UNGDOMSKÖR

CHOIRS IN DEN SJUNGANDE JULGRANEN

Larslisa Andersson, Choir Leader

Göteborg Gospel brought gospel music into our production in 2011, led by Björn Hedström - thank you for the music! . Discover more
HÄRLANDA KAMMARKÖR
GÖTEBORG GOSPEL

David Molin, Conductor

Härlanda Kammarkör is highly accomplished as both a church choir and a concert choir. They often perform large works with instrument ensembles from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Gothenburg Opera as well as with distinguished vocal soloists. Härlanda Kammarkör joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2009 and inspired audiences with works by Handel, Rachmaninov and Rutter. Discover more

Thomas Lagerberg, Conductor

Marie Ehrenstedt, Choir Director

Gothia Show Chorus is an energetic, all-female a cappella choir with a repertoire spanning Barbershop and popular songs. The GSC joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2011 and added a new dimension to the production with their well- synchronised Barbershop choreography and a wonderfully cheeky “Santa Baby”.  Discover more
GOTHIA SHOW CHORUS
GÖTEBORGS GOSSKÖR

Inese Paulson Johansson, Conductor

Göteborgs Gosskör (The Gothenburg Boys Choir) is considered one of Sweden’s best boy choirs and specialises in English Cathedral music as well as maintaining the performance tradition of church music and its rich repertoire. Göteborgs Gosskör joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2006 stopping traffic with their inspirational performance of Händel’s Halleluja. In 2015 they inaugurated “Den lilla sjungande julgranen” at Kronhuset. Discover more
DEN SJUNGANDE JULGRANEN                                 (The Singing Christmas Tree) KUNGSPORTSPLATSEN  29 November to 22 December 2018

THE         OF CHRISTMAS 

 IN THE          OF GO:TEBORG

 29 November - 22 DECEMBER 29 Nov PREMIER: 18:30 & 19:00 / 22 Dec FINAL SHOWS 15:30 & 16:30 Weekdays: 18:00 & 18:30   Weekends: 15:30 - 16:10 - 16:50  
CONTACT US AMY ELIZABETH WHEELER, Artistic Director amy@densjungandejulgranen.se
MIKAEL ISACSON, Producer, Göteborg & Co. mikael.isacson@goteborg.com
ESTETKÖR

Peter Holmstrand, Conductor

Hulebäck Estetkör is a high school choir for grades 10-12 (gymnasiet I,II,III) with a focus on giving students an opportunity to develop their music and stage skills as well as learning the value of working in an ensemble. The choir gives two concerts per year with a repertoire spanning several genres. Hulebäck Esteskör joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2015 and Peter Holmstrand’s unique and theatrical arrangements of Swedish Christmas music classics gives the production a fresh perspective. Discover more….     
HULEBÄCKS ESTETKÖR
T he   choirs   and   musicians   who   perform in    Den    sjungande    julgranen    are    the heart   and   soul   of   this   production.   Rain or   shine,   blustery   or   balmy,   their   voices ring   out   gathering   audiences   together and   spreading   holiday   cheer   year   after year.    A    heart-felt    thank    you    to    them, Julstaden Göteborg, and our sponsors .
The scaffolding was welded together by Nordsvets AB and The Lodola Choir (Lodolakören)  conducted by Thomas Lagerberg was the debut choir. The premier was a success thanks to the warm hearts of Gothenburg and the wonderful performances by Lodola. Since then, Den Sjungande Julgranen has enjoyed nine seasons in Bältespännarparken, three seasons at Drottningtorget in front of the Clarion Hotel Post, and in 2016 moved to Kungsportsplatsen.      ABOUT DEN SJUNGANDE  JULGRANEN After three years in the drawer, Den Sjungande Julgranen finally got its big break in 2004 when Pernilla Warberg (one of Gothenburg's best sources for "making something happen") saw an opportunity for the production to be featured in "Julstaden Göteborg" (Christmas in Gothenburg), an event conceived of by Leif Nilsson, the vice VD of Göteborg & Co. The event was supported by local sponsors and slated to run annually for three years with an aim to increase tourism and cheer up Gothenburgians and their Nordic neighbors. The arrangers for Julstaden Göteborg loved the idea of a "singing Christmas tree" and bought the production from Amy and Pehr and hired Amy as the Artistic Director.    Den sjungande julgranen (pronounced: den shoong-an-deh yule-grah-nen) “the singing Christmas tree”,  is one of Gothenburg's most popular outdoor musical attractions presented during the city's annual Christmas event: "Julstaden Göteborg". Thanks to its sponsors, the event is free to the public and features some of the city’s best local choirs performing a wide range of international holiday favorites.  Amy Elizabeth Wheeler, the production's artistic director, works closely with THE choirs, musicians and the production team to deliver holiday cheer year after year.   As an original choir member in "The South Street Seaport Singing Christmas Tree" in New York City (back in the ‘80’s), Amy thought a similar production could be successful in Gothenburg. So in 2001, Amy presented the idea of a singing Christmas tree to Pehr Sandström (then in charge of special effects and set-building at Göteborgs Operan) who thought it was a terrific idea and immediately made drawings for the scaffolding and constructed a model.   Per Sandström and Amy Elizabeth Wheeler Den sjungande julgranen takes great pleasure in being part of Julstaden Göteborg and the choirs and production team hope that 2018 will delight audiences as it has for the past fourteen seasons. Many thanks to Lodolakören and Thomas Lagerberg. Special thanks to Maria Drott, Pernilla Warberg, Mikael Isacson, Göteborg & Co,  and Julstaden's generous sponsors for making this production possible. PERCUSSIONISTS IN DEN SJUNGANDE JULGRANEN Roger Carlsson   Principle percussionist Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Choirs and percussion go together naturally and our percussion team adds swing and  holiday ambience with bells, timpani and glockenspiel. Michael Andersson  World percussion and drums, member in Sudden Meeting,  freelance artist with GöteborgsOperan, Jonköpings Sinfonetta  and Wermlands Opera
© 2018 Peregrine Productions & Management
LODOLA
Julstaden’s Sponsors 2018

Malin Abramsson, Choir Director

GOSPEL i GRANEN is a dymanic group of singers who know how to deliver holiday inspiration gospel-style. GiG joined Den sjungande julgranen in 2017, energizing our production with the gift of gospel.
GOSPEL i GRANEN
Brita Lindgren, Choir Leader Göteborgs Lucia is a long-standing and deeply appreciated choral tradition. Since 2017, the tradition has passed its baton over to Hvitfeldskamusik -gymnasiet’s chorus, who spread holiday spirit in Göteborg’s streets and squares. They perform as themselves in Den sjungande julgranen, offering a new and very welcome addtion to our production. Discover more…    GÖTEBORGS LUCIA
Lodola’s rich repertoire and strong commitment to the tradition and performance of Swedish choral music has made them one of the most established choirs in Sweden. Lodola joined Den sjungande julgranen as the inaugural choir in 2004, and continues to delight audiences with their ever-popular Disney Potpurri and their heart-warming Swedish Christmas classic “Jul jul, strålande jul”Discover more….. 
PRESS

WELCOME TO

DEN SJUNGANDE JULGRANEN

© 2016 Peregrine Productions & Management