Olle Lindberg

Olle Lindberg’s choral music is colored by jazz and rhythmical elements. Sprung from the rich Dalecarlian folk music tradition, but more importantly, from a family of famous Swedish choral composers, Lindberg has created his own musical language. His aim is to move people and to let instruments and soloists interact with the choir in a constant dialogue. The beauty of nature is his greatest inspiration.

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As a composer, Lindberg has been greatly influenced by his years as a singer in the professional choral life of Stockholm, both in the traditional Swedish sound of Eric Ericson and the experimental method of Lone Larsen in her ensemble VoNo (former Voces Nordicae).

He studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where he now teaches ear training and musical theory. His father is Nils Lindberg (länk) and and his grandfather’s brother Oskar. Olle Lindberg tours Sweden with his wife Agnes in their duo A&O and in the Bach Ensemble Sörmland.

Olle Lindberg's list of choral compositions include the Missa Nordica, a complex eight part a cappella mass with jazzy harmonies written for Voces Nordicae, Mässa i Dalaton inspired by the folk music of his native Dalecarlia, and a festive cantata to the words of Martin Luther (Festmusik) as well as other religious compositions and many Swedish poems set to music. 

Olle Lindberg is one of the Composers of the Month in the Gehrmans Music Publishing series #swedishchoralmusic