Södra Latin’s Chamber Choir plays on glass and Bertil Vallien on harmonica

By on February 7, 2018

On Sunday, February 18th, the Spritmuseum invites you to a magical concert in the exhibition Under the surface with glass artwork by Bertil Vallien. Södra Latin’s Chamber Choir’s 30 students play on wine glasses and sing specially composed music inspired by the works along with a string quartet, a bassist, a percussionist. Conductor Jan Risberg plays on one of Bertil’s glass boats and Bertil himself on harmonica.

Two appearances: 14:00 and 15:30. The exhibition is open at 12-17 and usual admission applies.

Jan and Bertil’s relationship can be described as a sequel where two people on different occasions passed each other during the journey of life. It began about 50 years ago when they met for the first time in Transjö bygdegård, when Jan, as a young stripling, played at Åfors Ballong Club’s annual gathering. Through music in Emmaboda’s music festivals and other events, they both met when Musik i Glasriket invited Jan to the 2003 summer festival. It was the first time that Jan played on one of Bertil’s boats. During a number of tours with Södra Latin’s Chamber Choir, the choirs and Jan have visited both Åfors and Kosta glassworks. And now they are here at the Spritmuseum.

Helena Olofsson, Entertainment | Stockholm