YOUTH CHOIR is mainly for older youth and young adults with a lot of choir experience. The track suits those who wish to take their musical skills to the next level. You get to take great responsibility for your part and will sing both a cappella and accompanied by a full orchestra. You will sing together with Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble, sing at several concerts during camp, and perform together with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
Age: ca 16–23 years (from 14 years if tenor or bass)
Choir experience: Very good
Sheet music reading: Good
Participation fee: 500 SEK/participant
The track starts on Saturday June 15 and ends with Closing Concert on Wednesday June 19 in the evening.
Participates in the following concerts:
Festival Concert – Tuseday June 18, Scandinavium
Choirs in Concert – Wednesday June 19, Concert HallClosing Concert – Wednesday June 19, Concert Hall
Participants should be very well rehearsed on the sheet music at camp start.
Regular application period:
28 November 2023 – 24 January 2024
Admission notice will be emailed by 16 February 2024
Late application/Remaining slots:
25 January – 12 April 2024
Admission notice will be emailed by 19 April 2024
It is important that you read through our APPLICATION INFO before submitting your application. There you will find out more about how the application process works, what applies in case of cancellation, accommodation, and more. You can also get a better track overview in our track pyramid.
You can apply as an individual or make an application for a group, but the selection is made on an individual level based on the information you provide about your choir experience and age. If you're applying for participants for different tracks, you must make one application per track. You must be at least 16 years old to apply on your own, otherwise an adult must make the application.
13 years or older without adult
Read through our Application Info/FAQ before applying
The application is open until January 24
Shaw No 3, Her beacon-hand beckons, ur To the hands
Miller-Heidke Our Song
Sandström To see a World
Williams Duel of the fates
More pieces will be added
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Birgitta is a choir director and song teacher in Gothenburg and teaches at the Academy of Music and Drama as well as Hvitfeldtska music high school, She is also the project manager of SKUR – Sweden's church choir association's youth choir. In 2016 she was named Sweden's Children and Youth Choir Leader of the Year and today she is a well received guest conductor throughout the country. Birgitta helped establish El Sistema in Sweden and is one of Side by Side's artistic advisers.
Jenkins, C: The Armed Man: 5. Sanctus
Råberg, E: The Tyger
Tin, C: Baba Yetu
Bach, J.S: Nu grönskar det, Swedish text: Lindström, arr Tvete Vik/Dahlgren
Laleh: Det kommer bli bra, arr Dahlgren
Coldplay: Sida vid Sida, arr Tvete Vik
John, E: Circle of life from The Lion King, arr Tvete Vik/Dahlgren
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Simon is from England and has studied in Cambridge, London, Munich, and Manchester. He lives in Gothenburg and has won several international awards with the Swedish Chamber Choir. Simon is the artistic leader and conductor for the Gothenburg Symphony Youth Orchestra VÄGUS as well as the Fall Break Choir—in addition to this, he also does opera conducting at Läckö Castle each summer.
YOUTH CHOIR is a part of UPPER VOICES CHOIR at the 2022 camp. Please go to UPPER VOICES CHOIR to download your schedule and familiarize yourself with your repertoaire.
For you who have long experience of singing in a choir, can read sheet music and have prepared yourself well before camp. You are 16 years or older (from 14 years for tenors and bass).
Please read through our information ABOUT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST.
Your camp starts Sunday, June 20 and ends Wednesday, June 23.
Open for all voices.
No participation fee. To participate, you need access to a computer, mobile or surf pad, with camera, external audio source, microphone or handsfree, internet, and an email address. Expression of Interest closes April 15.
Your camp starts Saturday, June 19 and ends Wednesday, June 23.
Some slots available for: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Participation fee 450 SEK per person. Selection is based on your age and experience. If you are offered a slot, you must answer YES and confirm it within the time frame stated in the notice. Late Expression of Interest closes April 15. Slots are filled continuously.
No participation fee. To participate, you need access to a computer, mobile or surf pad, with camera, external audio source, microphone or handsfree, internet, and an email address. The sign-up period for Side by Side: Digital was open until June 3. You can make a late sign-up until June 18, but some instruments may not be available when camp starts.
For you who have long experience of singing in a choir, can read sheet music and have prepared yourself well before coming to the camp. You are 16 years or older (from 14 years for tenors and bass). Your camp starts on Saturday, June 19 and ends with a concert on Wednesday, June 23.
You could submit your Expression of Interest for YOUTH CHOIR on December 2–February 7. The admission notice will be sent out during February. The selection will be made based on your experience and your age. If you are offered a slot, you must reply YES and confirm your participation within the time span given in the notice. The participation fee is 450 SEK per person.
The Expression of Interest submission process for Side by Side: Digital opens again on February 11. At that time you will also be able to express your interest for any slots still remaining for the on-site camp.
The track starts on Saturday June 17 and ends with Closing Concert on Wednesday June 21 in the evening.
Festival Concert – Tuseday June 20, Scandinavium
Choirs in Concert – Wednesday June 21, Concert HallClosing Concert – Wednesday June 21, Concert Hall
24H CLOCK, CEST
11:15-12:15 Registration open, Konserthuset
12:45-13:45 Tutti rehearsal, Betlehemskyrkan
14:00-15:15 Sectional rehearsal, Betlehemskyrkan
15:45-17:15 Tutti rehearsal, Betlehemskyrkan
17:15-18:15 Dinner (only for accommodation), Hvitfeldtska matsal
June 18 09:00-17:15
June 19 09:00-19:00
June 20 10:30-18:15, Including Festival Concert 15:00-16:30
June 21 09:00-19:30, Including Choirs in Concert 12:30-13:30 and Closing Concert 18:00-19:30
Full schedule (downloadable) will be available closer to camp.
Application period 1
9 November – 13 December 2022Admission notice will be sent no later than January 24, 2023
Application period 2
14 December – 8 February 2023Admission notice will be sent no later than February 28, 2023
Late application/Remaining slotsLate application is open 15 February – 13 April 2023
Admission notice will be sent no later than April 21, 2023
It is important that you read through our APPLICATION INFO before submitting your application. There you can read about how the application process works, what applies in case of cancellation, accommodation, and more. You can also get a better track overview in our track pyramid.
For you who have long experience of singing in a choir, can read sheet music and have prepared yourself well before coming to the camp. You are 16 years or older (from 14 years for tenors and bass). Your camp starts Saturday June 13 and ends with a concert on Wednesday June 17.
For YOUTH CHOIR you must apply for admission. The application is open November 11 – January 10. There are about 50 slots available and admission is based on your age and experience. Admission notice will be sent out by January 17, at the latest. The participation fee is 450 SEK. Please read through our SIGN-UP INFORMATION and TERMS & CONDITIONS before you apply.
Registration: Saturday 15/6 10.30-13.00
First rehearsal: Saturday 15/6 13.30
Ending concert: Wednesday 19/6 Closing Concert
Preliminary finish time: Wednesday 19/6 19.30
IMPORTANT SPOTS AT THE CAMP
Do you feel unsure how to find?In every orchestra and track are personal to help you, ask them anyhting!
1. KONSERTHUSET Götaplatsen 8
2. HSM Fågelsången 1
3. HVITFELDTSKA GYMNASIET (HV Södra) Rektorsgatan 2
4. HVITFELDTSKA GYMNASIET (HV Norra) Rektorsgatan 2
5. STUDENTERNAS HUS Götabergsgatan 17
6. VÄRLDSKULTURMUSEET Södra Vägen 54
8. SCANDINAVIUM Valhallagatan 1
9. VASAAULAN Vasa kyrkogata 10
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Lägerfotograf Francis Löfvenholm
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