Born in Sweden in 1962, Fredrik Sixten is a Swedish composer, cathedral organist and conductor. He studied composition with Professor Sven-David Sandström and earned his Bachelor of Arts at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
Although much of his choral output is liturgical, his commissions have included an opera in English about Henning Mankell’s detective Wallander for Tübingen Oper in Germany, a carol for American all-male choir Chanticleer and a lullaby for the christening of a new member of the Royal Swedish family.
“My music is expressive and honest. It loves beauty, but is continually driven to explore its contradictions. It is not afraid of the dark or opacity. It shifts effortlessly between different moods and characters. It is not afraid of being real.” Fredrik Sixten
The English Baroque Choir (EBC) was formed in 1978 and has become one of London’s finest choirs, developing a reputation for musicality, imaginative programming and choral enthusiasm.
Led by Jeremy Jackman, Musical Director, the choir regularly performs in St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in- the-Fields and other renowned London venues, receiving plaudits for its professionalism and energy.
Once a member of The King's Singers and former Chorus Master to the London Philharmonic, Jeremy Jackman is Musical Director of the English Baroque Choir, Chorus Master of OSJ Voices, and conductor of The Cecilian Singers in Leicester.
His work abroad has taken him throughout Europe and America, and he has represented Great Britain at the International Choral Symposium in Taiwan and at Europa Cantat in Estonia. He is also a composer and arranger and a much sought-after director of workshops and choral courses.
“The singers key to Sixten’s music is to embrace his soundworld. All the vocal lines must be seen and heard in the context of the whole - then the work starts to make sense, and we don't get stuck on isolated corners of any one movement”.
Jeremy Jackman, Musical Director, English Baroque Choir
The London Nordic Choir (LNC) is an independent chamber choir, particularly noted for vibrant performances of a cappella repertoire.
Founded in 2016 by Carina Einarson, Musical Director, the ensemble repertoire ranges from Hildegard von Bingen to distinguished living composers such as Pärt, Whitacre and Gjeilo.
With performances in St John’s Smith Square, York Minster, Southbank and other prominent venues; the choir is celebrated for its lyrical interpretations and dynamic tone.
Conductor, composer and professional musician, Carina Einarson studied music at Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm with legendary Professor Eric Ericson amongst others.
Her technical acumen & creative versatility brought her to London, where she has performed on BBC3 Radio, led evensongs in St Paul's Cathedral and worked as Musical Director at the Swedish Church.
Carina has conducted at illustrious venues such as St John’s Smith Square, Wigmore Hall, York Minster and the Old Bailey.
“Vowels express our emotions. There is an inherent clarity in the Nordic languages and an obsession with the colour of each vowel and getting close to the text. The result is often a warm lyrical sound that’s delicate and sensitive.
Carina Einarson, Musical Director, London Nordic Choir
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