Internationella musikveckan

International Music Week

Unfortunately, we are forced to cancel the musik week for this year.

This summer for the 67th time!
19th – 26th July 2020

You are very welcome to this course in the heart of Sweden.
Here you will not only be able to do the course repertoire, but also to have time to be together and make music with your course mates.

Geijerskolan invites choristers and musicians to THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC WEEK of 2020 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. Summer -09 C. Orff Carmina Burana and Hör mein Bitten,-10 L. Fredriksson Ransäter Mässa, -11 S. Dobrogosz Mass, -12 W. A. Mozart Mass in C minor, -13 F. Mendelssohn parts from the Hymn of Praise- symphony, -14 Lars-Erik Larsson A God in Disguise, -15 Joseph Haydn, Theresa Mass in B-flat Major, -16 Karl Jenkins The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace, -17 John Rutter – Magnificat, -18 G. Puccini Messa a 4 voci con orchestra,-19 Franz Schubert Mass in G major.

2020 we will work with:
We will inform you as soon as we know.
Youth choir: We will inform you as soon as we know.
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.

Musical direction:
Hanna Sandman
Eckhard Thiel (youth choir and band)
Per-Henrik Vincent (recorders)
Anders Wall (strings and orchestra)
Petra Dreher (Big Band)

The course begins on Sunday 19th July at 4 p.m. with dinner, and finishes on Sunday 26th July with lunch. It is possible to come on Saturday, 18th 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.


Cost for food and lodging

A Single room with toilet, Ceciliagården: 5.760 SEK
B Double room with toilet, Ceciliagården: 5.210 SEK
C Single room with toilet: 5.310 SEK
D Double room with toilet: 4.810 SEK
E Single room shared toilet: 4.910 SEK
F Double room shared toilet: 4.580 SEK
Bedlinen: 100 SEK

Pictures and more information about accommodation here.

Children under five years free.
Children between 5-12 year get a 75% discount.
Children between 13-16 year get a 50% discount.
50% discount for students.
If you choose to stay in alternative accommodation, the school charges 3.390 SEK (food included).

Further information: Geijerskolan, SE-684 93 Ransäter. Tel +46 552 30250 (8.00-12.00, 13.00-14.30).

Welcome to a stimulating and inspiring music week!

Unfortunately, we are forced to cancel the musik week for this year.

Application form