The Crown Princess Couple attend the Gothenburg Symphony Choir's centenary celebrations

On Friday 8 December, The Crown Princess Couple attended an anniversary concert at Gothenburg Concert Hall to mark the Gothenburg Symphony Choir's centenary.

The Gothenburg Symphony Choir gave its first performance on 8 December 1917 together with Gothenburg Orchestra Association (later Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra). This performance was conducted by Wilhelm Stenhammar. Crown Prince Gustav Adolf Opens in new window. and Crown Princess Margareta Opens in new window. attended the concert.

On Friday evening, exactly 100 years later, The Crown Princess Couple attended the anniversary concert at Gothenburg Concert Hall. The presenter for the evening was Peter Schéle. Joachim Gustafsson conducted the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra which, together with the Gothenburg Symphony Choir and mezzosoprano Maria Forsström, performed:

W.A. Mozart Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
W.A. Mozart Gloria from Great Mass in C Minor
Johannes Brahms Alto Rhapsody
Elfrida Andrée The Morning Star
Wilhelm Stenhammar Spring Night
Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus Klinga Mina Klockor
Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus Rice Merano from Chess
Benny Andersson Vilar Glad. I Din Famn
Choral Potpourri

The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra External link, opens in new window. was founded in 1905 and currently has 109 members. The orchestra is based at Gothenburg Concert Hall.