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The Göteborg Opera Children’s and Youth Choirs

You can sing together with us from 9 to 25 years old.

Being a part of the choir means that you become part of the Göteborg Opera itself, and get the opportunity to create fantastic performing arts together with your friends. Sometimes you will sing in concerts just for your choir, or sometimes perform and work together with the Göteborg Opera's professional stage chorus, orchestra, soloists, dancers, conductors and directors.

We put a lot of emphasis on stage presence. We also enjoy being involved in the creative process with composers and librettists in creating new pieces.

The Children and Youth choirs are led by Ida Rosén Hamrå, Skapa's musical director.

The Göteborg Opera Children's and Youth Choirs aims are:

  • that all members feel like they meaningfully participate both musically and in stage work.
  • to be aware of both musical quality and stage presence whenever we perform.
  • to introduce both the opera repertoire and other musical styles so that all members get a chance to get to know the potential breadth of the choral repertoire.
  • to give children and young people the chance for both on-stage experience and to sing in a professional context.
  • to work with democratic, societal work to engage and develop the members' capabilities and confidence. We want to encourage all of our choir members to use their voice for more than singing, and show that people can enact change by working together.

All choirs have one rehearsal per week. Beyond this we also conduct weekend rehearsals and extra rehearsals when getting closer to a performance date. It's intense, fun work with a lot of laughter! All of our choirs are mixed, with places for everyone of the relevant age. The choirs also have a Society for the Göteborg Opera Children and Youth Choirs, which is part of the country-wide organisation UngiKör. There are both parents and children on the Society board.

Would you like to join?

We think that it's both fun and educational to work with people who have difference experiences and backgrounds, and are always looking to broaden diversity in our choirs.

Auditions for the Children's Choir are held at the end of the spring term so that you can begin in the autumn term. Information about auditions will be posted on this part of the website in the spring of each year.

Please note that due to current pandemic restrictions we have no auditions planned for spring 2021, but watch this space in autumn 2021!

Children’s Choir

About 30 children between 9 and 12 years old sing in the Göteborg Opera Children’s Choir. We sing both in unison and in parts. During rehearsals we work with singing, stage presence and music theory.

We rehearse Tuesdays 4.15–5.45pm.

Photographer:  Tilo Stengel

Youth Choirs

In Göteborg Opera’s Youth Choirs are made up of 60 youngsters aged between 12 and 25 years old. The younger choir ensemble has members from 12–16 years old and the older choir ensemble from 16–25 years old.

Younger choir ensemble

The younger choir ensemble sings in the vocal ranges soprano, alto and bass. Sometimes we perform our own concerts and we often collaborate with the older choir group. We work a lot with stagecraft, and explore different genres and ways to express ourselves.

The Younger choir ensemble rehearses Mondays 5.00–6.30pm

Older choir ensemble

In the older choir ensemble we further explore the different vocal ranges, and what it means to be a stage chorus. This ensemble consists of the vocal ranges: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. We work together with both the children’s choir and the younger choir ensemble. Members of the older choir ensemble have previous choral experiencve and want to really focus on their singing and stage presence.

The older choir ensemble rehearses on Mondays 7.00–9.00pm

The Göteborg Opera Skapa Choir

Anyone 18 years or older can become a part of the Göteborg Opera Skapa Choir. It's for anyone whole wants to try singing and acting together with others, and is happy to make performing arts with people from all over the world. You don't need any previous experience. The choir sings, writes texts and works with both movement and theatre. We mix languages and musical styles.

Would you like to join?

We welcome new people into the Skapa Choir from the spring term of 2022. If you have any questions, you're welcome to contact the choir coordinator Hanna Morau.

The Skapa Chorus performs

Recorded during the Göteborg Culture Festival 2015