Dear singers and festival participants!
It is a joy to look forward to sharing a few days with you. Ten years have passed since last time we hosted a festival in Stockholm.
It’s about time we do it again.

When I write this the world looks pretty dark, with horrible wars in Europe and elsewhere. A worldwide pandemic is still a part of our everyday lives, and so is the risk of collapse of ecological systems that are crucial for life on Earth.

– Should we be singing?
– Yes!

Let us remind each other of the kind-heartedness of humanity. Let us come together to share our creativity and a sense of hope, as a reaction and constructive action to the gloom and doom in daily news. Singing together is one of the most obvious ways to manifest unity and non-hierarchical structures. We want many voices to be heard. Let´s have fun together and ignite a spark!

Welcome to The Real Group Festival 2022!

/Katarina Henryson, festival director

ABOUT YOUR
FESTIVAL
PASS

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Festival activities overview​

  • Concerts at four different venues in Stockholm, Sweden: Södra Teatern, Dieselverkstaden, Rival and Eric Ericsonhallen
  • Inspiration & interaction workshops at Södra Teatern and Dieselverkstaden
  • Pre-festival webinars
  • Single Singers – email: info at thesinglesingers dot com

The festival pass gives admission to the festival concerts, inspirational workshops and to pre-festival activities online. You get your festival pass at registration in Stockholm on August 18th.

Stay tuned as more information about the festival activities is posted on this web site.

Price for adults 240 €, students 200 €

Please note! Activities with a limited number of seats require separate registration for that activity.

Stockholm

Capital of sweden

Four days of activities, four different venues: Södra Teatern, Dieselverkstaden, Rival and Eric Ericsonhallen. Each of these places has its own ambience, history and cultural significance.

The Real Group was formed in 1984 in Stockholm, a place where the Baltic Sea meets the lake of Mälaren; where salt water meets sweet water. Our music is inspired by many different flavours of music – but the home base has always been Stockholm.

Urban and suburban lifestyles makes Stockholm of today a multi-cultural environment. During the four days of The Real Group Festival 2022, you will see different sides of Stockholm, as we explore new expressions, repertoire and creativity in a cappella music.

Let the fun begin!

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Venues

FOUR DAYS - FOUR LOCATIONS

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Södra teatern

Thursday, Aug 18

Dieselverkstaden

friday, aug 19

Dieselverkstaden

+ Rival

Saturday, Aug 20

ERIC ERICSONHALLEN

Sunday, aug 21

PRE-FESTIVAL
activities

ABOUT PRE-FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

Our pre-festival activities begin in early June and are free for festival pass owners, including our pre-festival webinars.

You need to register in advance to a webinar that you wish to attend. The registration links are sent to you after purchase of the festival pass.

If you wish to attend a specific webinar but don’t have a festival pass, then you can purchase a separate ticket to the webinar in our shop.

sign up for single singers!

for singers
annemarie homan
emily may t'hoen

Will you visit The Real Group Festival on your own? Perhaps you didn’t get your entire group to come with you? And as a result, you don’t get to perform at the festival but you still want to? Join The Single Singers!

Learn your parts at home, meet at the festival, have two rehearsals and a performance in Ericsonhallen on Sunday, August 21.

To sign up for Single Singers, please do so by sending an email to info at thesinglesingers dot com – after purchase of a festival pass.

Read more…

 

LEADERSHIP FOR CO-CREATION

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webinar for vocal groups and choir leaders
Sandra Feketija
June 7
15:00 – 17:00 CET

Rotated initiative and teamwork leadership has played a major role in the development of The Real Group since the beginning in 1984. A variety of musical styles in the group’s repertoire, as well as diversity of personal expressions as a source of group sound and identity are some of the results of this model.

Leadership for co-creation is an online course at The Real Group Academy. Participants get four webinars plus access to video tutorials and other materials in an online classroom.

In the first session on June 7th , festival pass owners are welcome to participate for free. In this two-hour webinar, we will give an introduction to various topics, such as:

  • How can you inspire and invite singers to rotated initiative and teamwork leadership in your own vocal group or choir?
  • How is it possible to give each group member a say-so in decision-making for your group, without getting stuck in “consensus in absurdum”, and while still maintaining a direction forward in your activities?

Click here for more info about the entire course.

hy-flex learning

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webinar for vocal groups and choir leaders
Jim daus hjernøe
June 10
13:00 – 14:00 CET

During the pandemic, vocal ensembles have had to learn how to use online tools. Apparently, an essential element is missing when we do not meet in person. Still, there are parts of a learning process that can be done with the aid of online tools.

HyFlex learning (flexibility in hybrid) is a singer-centered model that integrates three components: learning-in-a-room together, online video conference sessions, and content accessed by individual singers when they prefer.

In this session, Jim Daus Hjernøe will show you concrete examples of HyFlex learning for vocal groups, choirs and choir leaders, for the purpose of saving time for music-making in the moment when we are together, and for creative musical development.

You need to register in advance to this webinar. The registration link is sent to you after purchase of the festival pass. If you wish to attend this webinar but don’t have a festival pass, then you can purchase a separate ticket to the webinar in our shop.

play it by voice

webinar for singers, vocal groups and choir leaders
Katus varallyay
June 22
15.00 – 16:00 CET

An introduction to the e-book by Peder Karlsson and related online courses; future courses to be offered at The Real Group Academy.

The first ebook chapter – Start – is available for free.

Since 2019, Katus Várallyay and Gina Kanizsa have been part of the teamwork to structure the contents.

This webinar will include a presentation of the chapter titles – Start – Collect ideas – Get songs – Unlock your potential – Rehearse – Prepare for the stage – Perform – Celebrate – Rest – as well as discussion and questions & answers about the book contents and creation process.

You need to register in advance to this webinar. The registration link is sent to you after purchase of the festival pass. If you wish to attend this webinar but don’t have a festival pass, then you can purchase a separate ticket to the webinar in our shop.

MORE PRE-FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

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TO BE ANNOUNCED
Gina kanizsa

STAY TUNED!

More pre-festival activities are in the works, and we will publish info about them here as soon as the dates are set.

FESTIVAL
Schedule

Thursday

Please note! This schedule is not yet quite complete. Venues, times and locations will be added closer to the event. 

Södra teatern

august 18

Registration and Concerts

4PM - MIDNIGHT

REGISTRATION

SINGLE SINGERS

WELCOME SESSION

SWEDISH NIGHT

REIGN

RILTONS VÄNNER

THE REAL GROUP

POST-CONCERT

AFTERGLOW

fRIDAY

This schedule is not yet quite complete. Venues, times and locations will be added closer to the event. 

Dieselverkstaden

august 19

inspiration

10am - 6pm

WARMUP

THE REAL GROUP – CREATE

SINGLE SINGERS

LATVIAN VOICES – CREATE

RAMA CORNER #1

JAZZ PHRAZING

RESONANCE

RAMA CORNER #2

RAJATON – CREATE

THE SWINGLES – CREATE

VIDEO CREATION

BEATBOX ADD-ON

BEATBOX ADD-ON

concerts

7 - 11pm

VOCAL TAPAS – FOR FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS

RAMA CORNER

TULIPS FROM IKEA

VOCAL BRAND

SYNG SELECTED

SATURDAY

This schedule is not yet quite complete. Venues, times and locations will be added closer to the event. 

Dieselverkstaden

august 20

inspiration

10am - 3pm

WARMUP

Sustainable future – and MUSIC?

RESONANCE

THE REAL GROUP – CREATE

TIME TO SING

SINGLE SINGERS

VOCAL GROUP COACHING

RIVAL

concerts

4PM - MIDNIGHT

INTERNATIONAL VOCAL GROUP NIGHT
LATVIAN VOICES

THE SWINGLES

RAJATON

THE REAL GROUP

CONCERT #1

CONCERT #2

AFTERGLOW

SUNDAY

This schedule is not yet quite complete. Venues, times and locations will be added closer to the event. 

ERIC ERICSONHALLEN

August 21

concerts

11AM - 2PM

ACOUSTIC AU REVOIR

SINGLE SINGERS

LATVIAN VOICES

SYNG SELECTED

SHIPSEA

CONCERT ENDS AT 14.00

CONCERTS

CONCERT #1

SWEDISH

NIGHT

THURSDAY
SÖDRA TEATERN

19.30-21-30 (STORA SCEN)
THE REAL GROUP
RILTONS VÄNNER
REIGN

22.00 (KRISTALLEN)
TBA

What a joy to welcome you to our festival!

On this first night, our focus is local groups with a concert where you will meet some singing Stockholmers. The Real Group XXL – the festival hosts – will sing a song or two or three.

The main acts will be the amazing groups REIGN and Rilton´s Vänner (“Rilton´s friends”) – we can assure you that you will be as well.

CONCERT #2

VOCAL tapas

FRIDAY
DIESELVERKSTADEN

19.00
RAMA CORNER
SYNG SELECTED
VOCAL BRAND

After an intense day of workshops at Dieselverkstaden (“Diesel factory” in English – which may sound like a name from the 1900s, which it is) we are happy to give you an equally intense concert evening with the instant music RAMA Corner collective that has developed during the day with the guidance of Jim Daus Hjernøe.

The night will offer the results of possible internal affairs that might have developed during the course of the day but it will definitely give you at least 30 minutes with the Stockholm group Vocal Brand.

The evening will end with our Danish guests Syng Selected bringing down the hall under the expertise of Morten Vinther. Some Danish bounce just might happen.

CONCERT #3

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VOCAL GROUP NIGHT

SATURDAY
RIVAL

16.00-18.00
THE REAL GROUP, LATVIAN VOICES, RAJATON, THE SWINGLES

20.00-22.30
THE REAL GROUP, LATVIAN VOICES, RAJATON, THE SWINGLES

Some of us may never forget the concerts at The Real Group Festival in Stockholm ten years ago. The energy still lingers on and you will recognize some voices from that time. You will also get to know some new singers. What could be better?

The Real Group 2.0, Latvian Voices and Shipsea, Rajaton and the Swingles will perform two concerts with a similar format but different repertoire. Which means you will hear all four groups and Shipsea at the 16 o´clock concert as well as at the 20 o´clock concert.

The concert venue as well as the hotel Rival is owned by ABBA´s Benny Andersson whatever that means. It is worth mentioning though.

CONCERT #4

ACOUSTIC

AU REVOIR

SUNDAY
ERIC ERICSONHALLEN

12:00-13:30
LATVIAN VOICES
SHIPSEA
SYNG SELECTED
SINGLE SINGERS

Eric Ericsonhallen is a special place for vocal music named after Sweden´s most famous choral conductor. The concert is done in collaboration with Eric Ericson International Choral Centre. This concert hall, with big beautiful acoustics, located on the island of Skeppsholmen, used to be a church.

Single Singers will perform led by Emily May`t Hoen and Annemarie Homan.

Latvian Voices, Syng Selected and Shipsea will all choose music from their repertoire that the hall invites them to perform.

We hope we will conclude the festival in such a way that we all feel ignited, inspired and full of hope!

inspiration

For this festival, we have chosen various workshop topics with the goal to look beyond current methods and practises. We want to inspire you to build bridges from cultural expressions of today, that may be inherited from the legacy of great artists, composers and ensembles that lived before, to stretch our perception into future musical expressions and practises that we may not have known were possible.

The Real Group Create

Led by:

RAMA CORNER

Led by:
JIM DAUS HJERNØE

RAJATON CREATE

Led by:
SOILA SARIOLA
AILI IKONEN

THE SWINGLES CREATE

Led by:
JO ETESON
OLIVER GRIFFITHS

JAMULUS AND ONLINE REHEARSALS

Led by:
JOAKIM SKOG
LENA GUSTAVSSON
HANS CASSA
EMILY MAY t'HOEN
TULIPS FROM IKEA
JAMULUS AND ONLINE REHEARSALS

TIME TO SING

Led by:

VIDEO CREATION

Led by:
JOSEF SJÖBLOM
VIDEO CREATION

COACHING FOR VOCAL GROUPS

Led by:
Multiple coaches

SUSTAINABLE FUTURE – AND MUSIC?

Led by:
SUSTAINABLE FUTURE – AND MUSIC?

artists

THE SWINGLES

THE SWINGLES

The Real Group

The Real Group

Rajaton

Rajaton

LATVIAN VOICES

LATVIAN VOICES

RILTONS VÄNNER

RILTONS VÄNNER

REIGN

REIGN

SINGLE SINGERS

SINGLE SINGERS

RAMA CORNER

RAMA CORNER

SYNG SELECTED

SYNG SELECTED

shipsea

shipsea

Partners

Erasmus (EU) | Södra Teatern | Teater Rival | Eric Ericson Choral Centre | Dieselverkstaden | Statens Musikverk/Kulturrådet

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