S:t Jacobs Chamber Choir (S:t Jacobs Kammarkör), with the conductor Gary Graden, performs regularly at concerts and services in S:t Jacobs Church and the Stockholm Cathedral. Located in the in the heart of Stockholm, these two churches are a renowned center for church music in Sweden. The choir“s repertoire consists of a cappella works from a wide range of national styles and periods, as well as larger works for choir and orchestra.
The choir has won several of Europe“s most important competitions including the European Grand Prize for choral music. The choir has also participated in a wide array of national and international festivals such as the Conference for Swedish Choral Conductors, the Scandinavian Symposium for Sacred Music, the Tolosa Festival in Spain, the IFCM World Symposium in Minneapolis, Sagra Musicale Umbra in Italy, Musica Sacra in Germany, Polyfollia in France, Debrecen Festival in Hungary, and De Internationale Koorbiënnale Haarlem in Holland. In 2009 S:t Jacobs Chamber choir and Gary Graden were awarded the Guidoneum Award from the Fondazione Guido D“Arezzo in Italy.
S:t Jacobs Chamber Choir has enjoyed collaboration with such orchestras as REbaroque, Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, the Stockholm Royal Opera Orchestra, Camerata Strumentale Citta di Prato (Italy), the Ensemble Philidor (France), I Solisti di Perugia (Italy), and the Estonian Chamber Orchestra, among others. The choir has also collaborated with a wide array of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.
The choir has commissioned and premiered more than 60 works, including compositions by Sven-David Sandström, Thomas Jennefelt, Steve Dobrogosz, Bo Hansson, Gabriel Jackson, Anders Paulsson, Javier Busto, Vytautas Miskinis, Urmas Sisask, Georg Riedel, Carl Unander-Scharin, Stephen Leek, Damijan Mocnik, and Corrado Margutti. One of the choir“s most important contributions has been the performance and recording of contemporary music. S:t Jacobs Chamber Choir is well-documented on numerous critically acclaimed CD and radio recordings.