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Music Weeks in Sweden at Fridhems Folkhögskola in Svalöv July 26th - August 2nd 2020

Note: the summer week of 2020 has been cancelled

Special information in this time of Covid-19

Now is the time to think about this year’s Summer Week. We will continue with our planning to hold the Week as usual at Fridhems Folkhögskola in Svalöv, knowing that we may be eventually be prevented. We will keep everyone informed about whether we can proceed and will do as follows with applications:

Of course, as in the rest of Sweden, we regret that you will not be eligible if you have symptoms of respiratory infection or colds. We accept that this might mean a late cancellation.

Information about the week

If you are a good choral singer, experienced in reading music and able to work at a fast pace, then you are most welcome to participate.

The week starts with dinner at 17.00 on Sunday July 26th. The first choral rehearsal takes place at 19.00 that same evening. The week ends on August 2nd after breakfast.

Richard Cooke will conduct the choir, as always, and Richard Pearce from London will be our pianist and organist.

This year's repertoire:

The programme will be rehearsed during the week and will be performed in Lund Cathedral on Saturday August 1st at 17:00.

In addition to practising the concert programme, the activities also include soirées and night café where we socialise and entertain each other with different performances each day, as well as having an informal party. On Wednesday there will be a barbecue party, and there will also be a final dinner after the Saturday concert - usually followed by live dance music.

The accommodation at Fridhem consists of single rooms, double rooms and family rooms.

Fees:

The fees include lodging and full board, including the barbecue evening and party after the concert. Drinks are not included.

Sheets and towels can be hired for an extra fee (SEK 120). Please mark this in the application form, and note that they are not included in the fees for the Week.

There is also a cost for sheet music of SEK 150, which shall be paid with the fee for the whole week. If you already have some of the music and wish to use those, please indicate which music you will bring when you sign up, and we will deduct the corresponding amount.

Following the initiative in the last Winter Week, we will again offer voluntary singing lessons. The singing teachers will be Mattias Svensson and our children’s choir leader Antonia Nordstöm. They will offer 30-minute lessons outside of normal rehearsal hours. You can discuss with them any aspect of technique on which you may wish to focus. The cost will be SEK 200 per 30-minute session, paid directly to your teacher at the Week. Please indicate your wishes in the Registration Form when you sign up.

Please register via the web form no later than June 20th and earlier if you can. This year especially it will help us to have an early indication of the number of people we can expect. Please pay promptly after you have received confirmation from us and don’t forget to indicate who the payment is for!

Payment to be sent to : IBAN: SE52 9500 0099 6034 1834 8334 BIC: NDEASESS

If you need to cancel, please do that as early as you possibly can via e-mail and make sure that you get an acknowledgement. Please note: non-payment is not accepted as a cancellation!

More information will be sent out in due course to the e-mail address you have provided.

Welcome to the Music Week!

The Board of Music Weeks in Sweden