The international masterclass for choral conductors Sacred Music Today is offered in Storkyrkan - Stockholm Cathedral for the second time.
The building and history
Since the 1300s, Storkyrkan – Stockholm Cathedral – has been at the heart of religious and political life in Sweden. Events and personalities have left their mark, inside and out. And they still do in the form of royal weddings and the opening ceremony of the parliament every autumn.
The Cathedral is the home to many well-known artefacts, such as the wooden sculpture St George and the Dragon and the Parhelion painting, amongst a few.
The building itself has been extended several times and features painted ceilings from the earliest construction.
During 2020-2022 the outside of the Cathedral will be renovated and reset to the original baroque style of the 1740s. That means that stonework will be more pronounced and lightly painted, and the church building will have a light red/yellow colour. Read more about the renovation here.
The musical tradition in the Cathedral has attracted some of the finest organists and choir conductors in Sweden. Concerts are held weekly in the Cathedral and St Jacob's Church nearby. The music department is run by Mattias Wager, Johan Hammarström and Gary Graden. The music department runs three seasonal programs per year besides several series of organ music and lunch music. Here you find the music's homepage with the general program: https://www.musikstorkyrkanstjacob.com/konsert/
Storkyrkan is the mother church of the Church of Sweden Diocese of Stockholm. Lutheran in tradition, it offers a warm welcome to people of all backgrounds and beliefs.