Call for greater diversity in choral music

01/12/2021

Gehrmans Music Publishing launches a project for greater diversity and equality in choral music. Six works by female or non-binary composers will be chosen, published and presented in the series #swedishchoralmusic in 2022.

All female and non-binary composers active in Sweden are invited to register works for choir a cappella. Six pieces will be chosen for publication by a committee that includes Krista Audere, the 2021 winner of the world's most prestigious competition for young choral conductors, the Eric Ericson Award.

– Swedish choral music is world famous, says Krista Audere. Sweden also has a history of being one step ahead in gender equality issues. That means there are great opportunities to really make an impact, not least internationally. I look forward to enriching my repertoire with many exciting works by female or non-binary composers.

The project is a cooperation with the Swedish Society of Composers and has been made possible with the support from Musikförläggarna, the Swedish Music Publisher's Association.

– We are very happy and proud of this project, says Filiz Erat Edhlund, CEO of Gehrmans. We know that many artistic directors and choral conductors work actively for a better balance in the programming and repertoire. Together with the Swedish Society of Composers, we hope to inspire and influence the development towards greater diversity in the musical world.

More information (in Swedish): www.gehrmans.se/efterlysning