Nordic Song Festival
The Nordic Song Festivals vision is to broaden the festival so that all the Nordic countries are covered. During the fall of 2014, the ideal association of the festival was formed, with a board consisting of important capabilities from Denmark, Norway and Sweden, as well as representatives from widely different sides of business and cultural life. The Board is currently working on a number of measures to establish the Nordic Song Festival, both as a movement and brand, in order to attract and retain investors as well as to become a sustainable knowledge and development center for Nordic song. Initiator and artistic director of the Nordic Song Festival is the Swedish-Danish soprano Gitta-Maria Sjöberg, who has and has had an impressive career at the Opera in Copenhagen and on the international opera scene. Gitta-Maria has had a passion for the Nordic song throughout her life and has developed both the visions and artistic content of the festival.
NORDIC SONG FESTIVAL – A NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATION
The Nordic Song Festival aims to expand the festival to include all the Nordic countries.
In the autumn of 2014, the non-profit association for the festival was formed. With a board consisting of important bransch capacities from Denmark, Norway and Sweden, as well as representatives from widely differing sides of business and cultural life. The board is actively working on a number of measures to establish Nordic Song Festival both as a movement and a brand. This is to both attract and retain investors, and to become a key knowledge and development center for Nordic song treasures. The next step is to include Iceland in the festival so the circle about a Nordic song festival will fulfill. Nordic Song Festival is dependent on financial support. That is why we are very grateful for the financial contributions we receive from our sponsors. It is together we create joy through music!
Nordic Song Festivals Visions:
- Strengthen and spread knowledge within the unique Nordic Song treasure. Romances, songs, folk songs, opera, choral works and jazz – with roots in Nordic tonality and Nordic languages.
- Research with the aim of finding material in archives and other places. Material that is either forgotten or unknown, and bring it to life once more.
- Strengthen the collaboration with currently living composers and writers who seek inspiration in Nordic tonality – both to reinterpret existing works, but also to be able to create new works.
- Strengthen the Nordic languages and explore the unique collaboration between music and language – by teaching text analysis and current pronunciation – with experts within the field.
This vision rests on an intense belief in the repertoire of inspirational power now and in the future.