Uppsala Domkyrkas Gosskör

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Uppsala Domkyrkas Gosskör (the Boys' Choir of Uppsala Cathedral) is the oldest boys' choir in Sweden, formed in 1920.[1] The then Archbishop of Sweden, Nathan Söderblom, had heard boys' choirs in Germany and England and decided to institute a similar choir at Uppsala Cathedral.

In 1927, the composer Otto Olsson dedicated his choral work Jesu Corona Celsior to the choir and its leader, Fredrik Mellander. In the late 1960s, King Gustav VI Adolf became Protector of the choir.

Today, Uppsala Domkyrkas Gosskör has approximately 100 members between the ages of 8 and 28, 50 of whom are members of the main concert choir. The choir has made a number of tours in Europe, as well as a tour in the United States in 2010.

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  1. ^ Gosskören firar 90 år, The Boys' Choir celebrates its 90th anniversary, Church of Sweden, published 12 November 2010, retrieved 20 December 2010 (Swedish)

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