Umeå International Choir Festival
17-21 june 2014
During the Swedish Midsummer Week in June 2014, Umeå's first international choir festival, A Choral Midsummer Light's Dream, will take place. Choirs from surrounding areas, as well as many national and international choirs, will gather in Umeå for a fun-filled week of choral music and new experiences. This is a festival where the spirit of collaboration and fellowship is key to putting together a festival program with repertoires from different choirs, as well as a common composition written especially for the festival.
During the week, choirs from different cultures will have the opportunity to share their traditions and music while learning about other cultures. Small and large scale concerts, workshops with exciting vocal and harmonic challenges, friendship and spontaneous singing under the midnight sun – there is room for everything during our week together in Umeå.
The festival focuses on diversity. Regional collaboration lays the foundations for the festival and variety is achieved by inviting six acknowledged international choirs of the highest calibre to join us.
The main organizer of the festival is the Sångkraft Chamber Choir. The festival is also an official part of the Municipality of Umeå's program as the European Cultural Capital in 2014, where A Choral Midsummer Light's Dream, Umeå International Choir Festival is one of the key events. The Municipality of Umeå 2014 is the festival's main sponsor.