Geijerskolan invites choristers and musicians to THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC WEEK at Geijerskolan, a folk high school in the beautiful province of Värmland.
The daily work starts with choir for all and continues with instrument groups.
Recorders, crumhorns and similar instruments, strings, brass and a big choir enable us to do almost everything in the classic repertoire, both chamber music and orchestral music.
The programs of the days include improvised evening entertainment in which everyone can take part with music, dances or other kinds of performances. We even have a youth choir for the younger participants. You will also have the opportunity to attend morning and evening prayers at the school’s old chapel.
The main part of the rehearsals concentrates on two concerts.
These concerts are given at the end of the week as a final performance.
Every year we work with a great piece of music.
2023 we will work with:
Choir: Dona Nobis Pacem, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Youth choir: Bob Chilcott ”Be thou my vision”
Big Band: Easy and medium difficult jazz standards from swing to rock
Strings: We will inform you as soon as we know.
Recorders: We will inform you as soon as we know.
Course participants: The number of participants will be around 140 (mixed age) and approx. 15 places will be reserved for recorder players and crumhorn (curved horn) players, and 15 places for string and wind (both wood and brass) instruments.
Family members will be allowed to come along to the week according to the availability of accommodation.
Since the course lasts only one week, a good sheet reading ability is needed to fully enjoy the course.
Minimum age for string and recorders: 14 years.
Children and teenager under 18 years have to be accompanied by an adult.
Hanna Sandman (choir)
Eckhard Thiel (youth choir and band)
Per-Henrik Vincent (recorders)
Anders Wall (strings and orchestra)
Petra Dreher (Big Band)
The course begins on Sunday 23rd July at 4 p.m. with dinner, and finishes on Sunday 30rd July with lunch. It is possible to come on Saturday, 22nd July. You pay an extra fee (180 SEK) for dinner, room and breakfast. It is important to inform us about your day of arrival on the application form.