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International Masterclass for Choral Conductors

Sacred Music Today

Second edition – September 14-18, 2022

That which is impossible to express with words can through music lead us to prayer. The music of Bach can help us feel human longing with a seldom experienced intensity. And that veil which sometimes hides the Bible’s God is lifted. –      Brother Roger, Taizé

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. It controls our thoughts, minds, hearts, and spirits... - Martin Luther

The second edition of the International Masterclass for Choral Conductors Sacred Music Today will take place from the 14th to the 18th of September 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The masterclass is organised by the Stockholm Cathedral (Storkyrkan) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden and will be held in the picturesque and atmospheric heart of the city, the Old Town.

The instructors for the SMT masterclass are Gary Graden and Mikael Wedar together with their choirs S:t Jacobs Kammarkör ( and S:t Jacobs Vokalensemble (

The participants will be exposed to the essential skills for professional choral work and given the opportunity to gain practical experience with two internationally recognised ensembles.

Active students: The organisation will accept 7-9 active students, well-merited and experienced conductors, chosen by audition to study and perform with the two choirs. There are no age limits for participants.


Observer: There is a limited number of places for those who are interested in following the lessons, rehearsals and performances as non-active participants for a reduced registration fee.


Gary Graden, Mikael Wedar and Louise Linde

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