The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, founded by Eric Ericson in 1945, is a legendary and trendsetting ensemble on the Swedish and international music scene. Standing invites to the most important music festivals and co-operation with the world's leading orchestras like the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics make EEKK something of a flagship for Swedish choral music.
Longstanding co-operation with its sister choir, The Swedish Radio Choir, represents a magnificent example of the international impact of Swedish choral music. Its great interest in finding new music all the time and new ways of working means the choir's repertoire is very broad: from Renaissance music to avant garde. For several generations of Swedish composers 'the Chamber Choir' has served as an ideal with its typically 'Nordic' sound and immense virtuosity.
Eric Ericson's Chamber Choir is apart of the absolute international elite of professional ensembles, and has won several awards such as the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis and the Edison Prize. EEKK makes multiple tours abroad every year in Europe, the USA and Canada.
It has recorded much of its a cappella repertoire for a variety of labels. The choir also works with the Stockholm Concert House, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, with which it has toured and recorded Bach's Mass in H-minor, Christmas Oritorium, St. John's Passion and St. Matthew's Passion.
In 2007, for the first time in its history the Music Prize will be awarded to a choir.
12 choirs were nominated for the prize this year. Each of the 5 member countries nominated two choirs and the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands and Greenland nominated one each. There were no nominations from Åland this year.
The Faroe Islands:
Åland:No nomination from Åland