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School of Music Chamber Choir under the direction of Professor Erik Westberg at Luleå University of Technology are traveling to the US and Canada. Photo: Christian Feivik View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Music tour of the university students

Published: 9 April 2015

School of Music Chamber Choir with students from Luleå University of Technology are going on a two week tour to the US and Canada in April and May. 27 students from the School of Music in Piteå and their conductor, Professor Erik Westberg will during their trip give concerts and workshops at several churches and universities.

Professor Erik Westberg
Erik Westberg, professor of choral conducting at Luleå University of Technology.

- To See a World, is appropriately entitled a CD that the choir releases in connection with the trip, which is also partly the purpose of the tour. To see other places and experience how the chamber choir music choice /repertoire is received on a different continent. It is also, through the seminars that we organize, a way to share musical experiences with others, says Erik Westberg professor of choral conducting at Luleå University of Technology.

During the international tour the choir gives concerts and seminars including British Columbia University, Ryerson United Church (Vancouver), University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and the Lutheran Church of Honolulu (Hawai'i). In San Francisco's the choir participates at the opening of the Swedish American Hall in collaboration with, among others, Swedish and Norwegian Church and Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. On the CD, released in conjunction with the tour participates as a pianist Gabriel Koppmark, also a student at the Academy of Music.

The Chamber Choir was formed in 1990 and consists of students from various programs at the Music Academy. The choir has previously conducted some 20 international tours in Europe, Asia and Brazil and South Africa. The choir's repertoire consists of a cappella works from Romanticism to the present.


Erik Westberg

Erik Westberg, Professor

Phone: +46 (0)911 72624
Organisation: Musical Performance, Music, Media and Theatre, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts