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    SCHOLA GOTHIA

    In tune with Gregorian Chant

    sensuous delight

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Schola Gothia är en professionell vokalkvartett med en unik framförandepraxis av musik från tidig medeltid

     

  • PRESENTATION

     

    Schola Gothia bildades 1999 och har sedan dess verkat professionellt på en internationell spelplan med Göteborg som sin bas. Gruppens ledare Ulrike Heider är utbildad i Holland där hon bl.a. genomgått en flerårig utbildning i medeltida ensemblesång. De övriga tre medlemmarna är Helene Stensgård Larsson, Sabina Nilsson och Yvonne Carlsson, som alla är utbildade vid Högskolan för Scen och Musik i Göteborg.

     

    I sitt musicerande levandegör Schola Gothia musiken ur klostermanuskript från 900-1400-talet. Repertoaren består av gregoriansk och tidig flerstämmig musik. Gruppen använder i möjligaste mån originalnotation, där de vackra handskrivna noterna gestaltar en i det stora helt oupptäckt rikedom av melodier. Schola Gothia använder sig ofta av ett gemensamt notställ, vilket är till stor hjälp då den enstämmiga musiken ställer höga krav på vokal samstämmighet och intonation. Det underlättar gemensam frasering även i den flerstämmiga musiken, med alla dess ofta kärva dissonanser och tomma intervall.

     

  • KOMMANDE KONSERTER

    Älvsborg & GIOA Quarantine Concerts

    January 10, 2021 at 19:00 (GMT+1) - Schola Gothia & Landgren

  • LIVE STREAM
    https://www.organacademy.se
    https://www.facebook.com/organacademy/
    https://www.youtube.com/goteborginternationalorganacademy

     

    ÄLVSBORG & GIOA QUARANTINE CONCERTS
    Sunday, January 10, 2020, 19:00, Älvsborg’s church, Gothenburg, SwedenAve Maris Stella – medieval song encounters the Queen of Instrument

     

    Schola Gothia, internationally established vocal ensemble for Gregorian chant and medieval song, led by Ulrike Heider, encounters the well-known Swedish organist and improviser Johannes Landgren, in a varied, meditative and beautiful program. Welcome to join the performance!

     

    Music in Älvsborg in collaboration with Göteborg International Organ Academy present the GIOA Quarantine Concerts series of live streamed concerts for all who are at home and longing for live music. Simultaneously, we offer an opportunity for freelance musicians to perform in this period when many concerts are cancelled.

     

    PROGRAMME
    Alma Redemptoris Mater
    Antifon (1013-1054) from Liber Usualis

     

    Annuncietur
    Cantus Sororum (1300-talet)

     

    Ave maris stella
    Hymn (800-talet) from Liber Usualis

     

    Improvisation
    Organ

     

    In nativitate Marie virginis
    Sequence by Saint Birgitta

     

    Benedictus

    Cantus Sororum

     

    Tota pulchra + Improvisation (organ)
    Cantus Mariales (1903)

     

    Sicut spinarum
    Cantus Sororum

     

    Suite 2 from Suita liturgica
    Petr Eben (1929-2007)

     

    Missus Gabriel
    Sequence by Saint Birgitta

     

    Improvisation
    Organ

     

    Caelestis erat
    Cantus Sororum

     

    MUSICIANS
    Schola Gothia: Ulrike Heider, Sabina Nilsson, Yvonne Carlsson, and Helene Stensgård Larsson
    Organ: Johannes Landgren

     

    BIOS
    Schola Gothia is a professional women’s vocal quartet. The group’s repertoire features sacred monophonic and early polyphonic medieval music. The singers study and perform all of their music from historical notation. In accordance with medieval practice, the group shares one large music stand, which is a great help since the unison music makes great demands on vocal cooperation and tuning. It also makes it easier to achieve uniform phrasing within the group in polyphonic music, with its harsh dissonances and open intervals. The group was founded by Ulrike Heider in Gothenburg in 1999. Ulrike Heider studied in the Netherlands, where her training included several years’ study of medieval song for Professor Dr. Rebecca Stewart. The members of the group are Helene Stensgård Larsson, Sabina Nilsson and Yvonne Carlsson who all studied in the program for church musicians at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. The last twenty years Schola Gothia has performed throughout Europe giving concerts in cathedrals, monasteries and churches and taking part at different festivals. August 2005 the group made its debut in Asia with a tour to Japan. Highlight of the tour was a concert in the Kyoto Concert Hall. One year later the ensemble was invited to Central America to take part in the Sixth International Festival “Enlace Coral 06” in Guatamala City. After working for a long time with the music of Hildegard von Bingen the ensemble premiered in October 2020 the allegorical morality play “Ordo virtutum” in collaboration with the solo singers Anna Maria Friman, Amanda Flodin and Helena Ek at the Gothenburg International Organ Festival. In 2021 Schola Gothia is engaged to give several concerts with “Ordo virtutum” in Sweden. The group has also recorded four CD’s: Rubens rosa (Rosarium, 2002), Gaude Birgitta (Proprius, 2003), for which the group received a Grammy nomination in 2003, Gaudete in Domino (Gothic, 2006), The Divine Mystery (Musica Rediviva, 2011).

     

    Johannes Landgren studied at the Academy of Music and Drama, where he achieved Church music exam in 1985, Soloist diploma 1987 and choir pedagogy exam in 1990. In the year of 1997 he defended his PhD thesis on the Czech composer Petr Eben (”Music - Moment - Message. Interpretive, Improvisational, and Ideological aspects of Petr Eben’s Organ Works”). As organist and choir conductor he has toured in most countries in Europe as well as in Russia and USA (with international recognition through competitions and festivals). He has made numerous recordings for radio and has presented more than 30 CD-recordings with a great variety of genres represented (from the renaissance, baroque, jazz, contemporary music etc). Johannes served as Professor of organ and improvisation at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg as well as Pro-Dean for the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing arts. At present Johannes, besides being a freelance musician, holds a position as professor as well as Pro Vice Chancellor at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.

     

    PRESENTED BY
    Musik i Älvsborg and the Göteborg International Organ Academy in collaboration with SENSUS

     

    LIVE STREAM
    LUMIÈRE LIINASON (video)
    Anders Bergsten (sound)

  • TIDIGARE KONSERTER

    Ordo Virtutum

    Film från repetition av Ordo Virtutum

    i Hagakyrkan september 2020:
    LUMIÈRE LIINASON

     

     

    - ett mysteriespel av Hildegard von Bingen

     

    26 september kl 14.00
    Hagakyrkan

     

    och

     

    11 oktober kl 20.00
    Örgryte Nya Kyrka

    (ingår i Göteborgs internationella orgelfestival)

     

     

    MEDVERKANDE

    Schola Gothia, Helena Ek, Anna Maria Friman Henriksen, Amanda Flodin, Karl Peter Eriksson, Gabriel Davidsson m fl

     

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    Schola Gothia stöds av:

    Göteborgs stad, Västra Götalandsregionen, Musikverket, Längmanska Kulturfonden

  • KONSERTERANDE

     

    Sedan gruppen bildades har dess konsertverksamhet varit stor. Förutom flitigt konserterande i Göteborg med omnejd turnerar ensemblen också nationellt och internationellt. Gruppen har bl.a. deltagit i 7th World Symposium on Choral Music i Kyoto, Japan, Sexto Festival International de Coros Enlace Coral 06, Guatemala city, Guatemala och i Gregorianikfestival i Watou, Belgien. Men också under Medeltidsveckan på Gotland, Kyrkomusikersymposium i Sverige och under Göteborgs internationella orgelakademi.

     

     

  • KUNSKAPSSPRIDNING

     

    Eftersom ensemblen ser vikten i att göra den gregorianska sången tillgänglig för fler har Schola Gothia anordnat ett flertal kurser i gregoriansk sång.

     

  • SAMVERKAN

     

    Schola Gothia har samarbetat med flera framstående musiker och ensembler såsom Stefan Forssén, Anders Jormin, Edvardo Belotti, Johannes Landgren, Håkan Lewin, Hans Davidsson, Göteborg Baroque, Ars Veritas, Svein Erik Tandberg, Hanna Wiskari Griffiths, Lisen Rylander Löve och Mikael Godeé.

     

  • STIPENDIER

     

    Schola Gothia har erhållit ett flertal stipendier:
    Göteborgs stads projektstöd, Längmanska Kulturfonden, Edvard Magnus Kulturfond, Kulturrådets verksamhetsstöd, Nordiska Kulturfonden, Svensk-Japanska Kulturfonden, Västra Götalandsregionen, Helge Axelson Johnssons Stiftelse, Kyrkosångens vänner i Göteborg, Kultur i Västs musikresidens.

     

  • I MEDIA

     

    Schola Gothia har medverkat i tv och är ofta spelade i radio.

  • AUDIO

    Album på Spotify

  • SOCIALA MEDIA

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  • KONTAKT

     

     

     

     

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