MWIS at Snöå Bruk December 28, 2020 – January 4, 2021

The Winter Week is unfortunately cancelled

There will be a Music Week at Snöå Bruk outside Dala Järna.

According to current rules and recommendations for gatherings and choirs, the music week is doable, so we plan and start the registration! Many things will be the same as ever and some will have to be reinvented.

All our decisions and measures will be taken in accordance with Swedish laws and Public Health Authority recommendations. Friends coming from the UK are responsible for adhering to their own laws, any requirements for self-isolation on return, and upcoming issues concerning Brexit.

Rehearsals need a bigger room than our little house. We have been offered the use of the church in Järna, so some of the rehearsals are likely to take place there. The usual schedule may therefore need some adjustment. We ask anyone who can to bring a car to Snöå. Please tell us at registration!

A concert with an audience in Järna church is uncertain, but we will make it work somehow. Our worst-case scenario is a streamed concert without audience.

Accommodation will be more restricted than usual. The four-bed rooms will be used by at most two participants. Families (or suchlike) that allow more people together will enjoy a discount. This will slightly lower the maximum number of participants, which in its turn makes it necessary to raise the fee for this week a little bit to make ends meet.

Some undoable activities will need invention and ingenuity to replace, e.g. New Year party singing and dancing. All creative thoughts in this area are most welcome.

If you are a skilled choral singer, a good sight-reader and able to work at a fast tempo, you are welcome to participate.

The week starts on Saturday December 28th at 5 pm with dinner. We will start working with the music the same evening.

Richard Cooke will be leading the choir as always and Richard Pearce will be the pianist and organist.

The programme for this year will be:

We will work with this music during the week and perform it at a concert in some fashion.

In addition to the singing, the activities also include soirées and night cafés where we socialize, entertain ourselves with different performances every night. On New Year’s Eve we have a big party celebrating the New Year.

There will be very limited possibility to accept extra New Year guests this year.

Lodging at Snöå Bruk will mostly be in four-bed rooms, but only used by two. Families (and suchlike) that can fill a room with more, will receive a discount.


The fees include lodging and full board, including the New Year party and dinner after concert. Drinks are not included.

Please state in the form if you would like to rent bed linen and towels for an extra fee of SEK 120.

There will also be a fee for the sheet music of SEK 150, which shall be paid with the fee for the lodging. If you have any of the music yourself and wish to use that, please indicate which music you will bring and the sheet music fee will be reduced.

Singing coach Mattias Svensson will return this year. Mattias will be singing in the choir, and in his spare time give 30-minute singing lessons to those who want. You decide what you want to focus on, like support, endurance, sound, volume etc. This costs SEK 200 per 30 minutes, and will be payed directly to him at the week. Mattias would like to have an indication of how many it can be. When you sign up, please write this in the field for messages.

Please register via the web form by November 15th.
NOTE: Please do NOT pay for the week until you receive instructions from us.
IBAN: SE52 9500 0099 6034 1834 8334

If you have to cancel, please do this as early as possible via e-mail and make sure that you get an acknowledgement!

More information will be sent in December to the e-mail address you have stated in the registration form.

Welcome to the Music Week!

The Board of Music Weeks in Sweden