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2014 > 04

Conny Thimander and Hannah Holgersson at Musikaliska, Stockholm Conny Thimander and Hannah Holgersson at Musikaliska, Stockholm

As one of my last performances during this intense month of April I did music by Händel and Mozart at Musikaliska, Stockholm, this past Monday. I had the honor being a soloist together with excellent tenor Conny Thimander at the Spring concert of Täby Musikklasser. Conductor and pianist was Anders Asp and the orchestra consisted of musicians from the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra!

Conny Thimander

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Anders Hillborg and Hannah Holgersson outside the Stockholm Concert Hall Anders Hillborg and Hannah Holgersson outside the Stockholm Concert Hall

In this beautiful and sunny Springtime the first meeting and preparation was held of the upcoming Hillborg Festival at the Stockholm Concert Hall in November. I have the honor being one of the soloists of the Anders Hillborg masterpiece Sirens, together with Ida Falk Winland, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir and maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen. I will also be a part of the final festival concert singing the beautiful piece O dessa ögon, together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and maestro Sakari Oramo.

Hillborg Festival Stockholm Concert Hall
Anders Hillborg
Ida Falk Winland

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Hannah Holgersson by the banner of St Matthew Passion at Folkoperan Hannah Holgersson by the banner of St Matthew Passion at Folkoperan

Time flies...St Matthew Passion has reached its ending... In one way it feels as if the production at Folkoperan started yesterday. On the other hand it feels like all people involved have known each other for ages!

The last performance this last Sunday ended with a warm response from the audience with standing ovations, and on stage a strong emotional moment of love and tears... We have shared together a very special and unifying period of time. This production has ment a lot for so many people and I am so grateful for being a part of this project, for all the magnificent musical moments and for the opportunity to not only share the story from my own innermost, but also experience the opened hearts of others!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to:...my beloved husband Christoffer Holgersson (Chorus Master)!
Joshua Sofaer (Director) for your brilliant idea of St Matthew Passion, and for your love, sensibility and caring!
Maria Lindal (Musical Director) for your beautiful playing, for your brave musical ideas and for your inspiring output and energy!
...the fantastic soloists and friends forever; Janna Vettergren, Conny Thimander, Lars Arvidson, Katarina Henryson (The Real Group), Emma Nilsdotter (TRG), Anders Edenroth (TRG), Morten Vinther (TRG) and Anders Jalkéus (TRG)!!! Love you all!!
The incredible singers from Adolf Fredrik church's youth choir and Hägersten's youth choir!
The amazing orchestra Rebaroque!
And to Folkoperan for a wonderful production!

Folkoperan
The Real Group
Joshua Sofaer
Rebaroque
Janna Vettergren
Conny Thimander
Christoffer Holgersson

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Me and my fantastic room mates at Folkoperan; (from the left) Janna Vettergren, Emma Nilsdotter and Katarina Henryson! Me and my fantastic room mates at Folkoperan; (from the left) Janna Vettergren, Emma Nilsdotter and Katarina Henryson!

April has been busy so far. Last week I did four times St Matthew Passion at Folkoperan, one private event and finally the C minor Mass by Mozart in Essinge Church, Stockholm... What a joy singing the magnificent music by Bach in a sold out opera house every night!!! It was although a privilege singing the Mozart masterpiece last Sunday with excellent co-musicians as Tove Dahlberg, Fredrik Strid, Andreas Olsson, Bengt Forsberg (piano), Stefan Fred (conductor), Essinge Chamber Choir, Plica Vocalis and Catalina Langborn with orchestra! Thank you all!!

This week begun with a cold during my days off, but I managed to get well again to sing two more sold out performances of St Matthew Passion yesterday and tonight!! It's really overwhelming to experience the positive feedback and love from the audience every night!! I'm feeling so blessed! Now there's only two more shows to go.... Sunday is sold out, but there are still tickets available for tomorrow!!! Most welcome!

Folkoperan
Tove Dahlberg
Essinge kyrka

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Hannah Holgersson during filming of music advertisement Hannah Holgersson during filming of music advertisement

After another successful week of St Matthew Passion at Folkoperan this coming week is even more loaded with musical adventures! On Sunday I have the honor doing the Mozart masterpiece C minor Mass in Essinge Church. I addition to that I will do four new performances at Folkoperan, one private event and some teaching...!

This past weekend I had a lot of fun filming for un upcoming advertisement of music and culture! I'll let you know when it's published!

Greatest news this weekend was of course when one of Sweden's largest newspaper Dagens Nyheter chose St Matthew Passion at Folkoperan as "The best culture event of the week"!

Folkoperan

According to DN Kultur; "The best of the week"!!
According to DN Kultur; "The best of the week"!!
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Fantastic Carl Unander-Scharin this Wednesday, after replacing our tenor Conny Thimander who got sick! Fantastic Carl Unander-Scharin this Wednesday, after replacing our tenor Conny Thimander who got sick!

This second week of the production St Matthew Passion started off with the month of April. A bit cold in the beginning but today the sun is shining and all people and nature are blooming!! Wonderful!!

Before doing performance number 5 and 6 at Folkoperan I started the week with some vocal teaching at Betel Folkhögskola. The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir was also rehearsing, preparing our coming tour to Barcelona in May, with music by Ligeti, Brahms, Schönberg, Edlund and Poulenc!

The positive feedback of St Matthew passion has been amazing! People are genuinely moved by this powerful performance and I am so proud and grateful for being a part! Attached to this blog you'll find a review from the newspaper Tidningen Dagen, published yesterday by Inger Alestig.

Most welcome to Folkoperan this weekend! Tomorrow Saturday at 19:00 and Sunday at 16:00!

Folkoperan
The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Betel Folkhögskola

Review St Matthew Passion Tidningen Dagen 03-04-2014
Review St Matthew Passion Tidningen Dagen 03-04-2014
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Välkommen du underbar (Welcome wonderful you)
by famous film music composer Per Andréasson.
Film, photo and layout by Lars Köhler (2017).
Listen to the song
HERE!

Barcelona (Queen) performed by Peter Johansson and Hannah Holgersson during the Champions of Rock Tour 2017. Listen to the song HERE!

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  • Julia Sigblad • 21 juni 2018 09:11:56
    Inte bara fantastiskt professionell i ditt artisteri, utan även i din lärarroll! Tack för ett fantastiskt år med dig där jag fått utvecklat rösten som instrument, modet och min musikalitet. Jag kommer bära med mig det och kunna använda det varje dag.
    Eloge till en underbar sångerska, men också lärare. Kommer sakna våra lektioner! Kramar Julia
  • Anne • 30 april 2017 22:29:11
    Fantastisk Blogg du har. Vad kul att följa dig här. Lycka till framöver, kram
  • Philip Seddon • 18 februari 2016 15:45:34
    Hannah - Even though I am fairly well versed in all sorts of classical music, I have never heard of you (or Anders Hillborg) before, I'm sorry, but heard you singing O dessa ögon this morning on BBC Radio 3 (with Sakari Oramo) and was absolutely transfixed. An amazing composition by Hillborg, but an even more amazing voice of yours, with - especially towards the end - those near-, below- and beyond- octave leaps sung with absolute security, sharpness and clarity, and with a wonderful interplay of absence and presence of vibrato. What a beautiful, transcendent sound! Thank you so much! :-) :-)
  • Anne-Marie Brinck • 17 december 2015 14:11:12
    Hej Hannah
    Ville bara säga Grattis till alla fantastiska framgångar.
    God jul önskar
    Anne-Marie
  • Anders Östberg • 3 november 2014 09:59:04
    Hejsan Hannah,

    Vill gärna tacka för gårdagens uppvisning i Matteuskyrkan. Det var en upplevelse att få vara med om detta och något av det vackraste jag har hört.
    Fantastiskt samspel mellan dig och orkestern, och jag satt som tur var bra till precis framför dig och kunde också SE dig sjunga. Så vackert! Tack för den gåshuden!
    Lev väl,
    Anders
  • Anders • 2 november 2014 21:27:22
    Tack för en underbart bra konsert ihop Hannah, vilken stämning det blev och din röst utvecklas i en sådan fin rikting. Lååånga linjer som bär.Lysande. Hoppas vi hörs snart och välkommen hit och lyssna när det blir dags: www.waldemarsudde.se/evenemang/konserter