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Stockholm Chamber Choir

The Stockholm Chamber Choir (SCC) was formed in 1981 and has since been a prominent and very active choir in Sweden’s capital. Independent in its organisation, SCC performs a wide range of music through its collaboration with many different cultural organisations and institutions. Florian Benfer has been the ensemble’s conductor and artistic leader since 2012.

SCC's sacred and secular repertoire is broad, including Early Music, traditional Swedish romances (the so-called 'körlyrik'), contemporary music, jazz, and larger classical works for choir and orchestra. We perform regularly throughout Stockholm and act as artist-in-residence at Ulriksdal Palace Theatre and the German Church in Stockholm’s Old Town. Through the years we have performed in Austria, Canada, Russia, Italy, France and Cuba and have received excellent reviews in Sweden and abroad.

Stockholm Chamber Choir’s work has been documented on CD and radio recordings.

Coming concerts​

 

Ambition, devotion and heart

 

Stockholm Chamber Choir is a choir that, with a professional attitude, wants to combine focus and commitment with solidarity and joy. Our singers have classically trained voices and a genuine interest in the continuous development of the voice.

 

Our regular rehearsal time is on Tuesdays at 18: 30–21: 30 in Högalids Församlingshem, Högalids kyrkväg 11 in Stockholm.

 

Interested in singing with us?

 

We have exciting projects ahead of us and in connection with these, we have the opportunity to take on more singers! Are you a tenor or bass who wants to sing in a choir with continuous progress, diversified repertoire and context? Please contact our chairman Åsa Myrvoll at asa@stockholmskammarkor.com

 

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Florian Benfer

 

Florian Benfer, born in 1984, is a German choir conductor who since 2012 is the conductor and artistic director of Stockholm Chamber Choir. Florian Benfer also leads Gustaf Sjökvist’s Chamber Choir, Germany's Youth Chamber Choir ("Deutscher Jugendkammerchor") and the Arton Ensemble, which he founded in 2008. 

 

Florian Benfer has conducted several of Europe's finest choirs including Cappella Amsterdam, the Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericsons Chamber Choir, SWR Vocal Ensemble Stuttgart, the German Chamber Choir, NDR Radio Choir Hamburg, BR Radio Choir Munich and the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir. He has worked with orchestras as Folk Opera Orchestra in Stockholm, the Swedish Wind Ensemble and the Stockholm Bach Society. Florian has also rehearsed choirs for conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lorin Maazel, Peter Eötvös, Christopher Hogwood and Masaaki Suzuki. 

 

Florian Benfer is a sought after master class teacher in Scandinavia, Germany and Austria. Since 2017 he serves as guest teacher and lecturer in choir conducting at the Beijing Music School "Central Conservatory of Music China".

Florian's work has been documented on various CD’s and recordings for Swedish, Finnish, Dutch and German radio.