Office Staff

Lasse Axelsson

Executive Director
lasse.axelsson@gospelverkstaden.se

Mia Nygren

Project Manager
mia.nygren@gospelverkstaden.se

Hanna Olofsson

Project Manager

hanna.olofsson@gospelverkstaden.se

Board of Directors

 

Mikaela Starkman, chairman
Katarina Lycken Rüter
Emma Magnstedt
Mia Nilson
Cedwin Sandanam
Michael Stjernström
Lasse Axelsson
Mia Nygren

Contact Details

info@gospelverkstaden.se

 

Tel. +46-736-428209

Who We Are

Stockholm Gospel Association is a non-profit association that arranges concerts, festivals, workshops and tours. The association was born in the summer of 1988, when the Stockholm Gospel Choir Festival was organized for the first time. With many years of experience, Stockholm Gospel has grown into promoting gospel music not only in Sweden, but also in Europe and, now, even all over the world.

How We Have Developed

The Beginning

Stockholm Gospel Association was founded by Swedish musicians Lasse Axelsson and Maria Nordenback under the name "Stockholm Gospelchoir Festival" 

The first gospel choir festival, also called "Stockholm Gospelchoir Festival," took place on August 7-8, 1988, in Stockholm, and gathered around 500 choir singers and thousands of people in the audience. Within two days, thousands of people in Stockholm enjoyed an outdoor concert in the popular Sergels Square –broadcasted live by Radio Stockholm-, 11 simultaneous outdoor choir concerts on the city streets, as well as a final indoor concert in Erikdalhshallen - aired on Swedish SVT television station.

Participants included Clarence Eggleton, Per-Erik Hallin, Ray Walter, Beverly Glenn and Eric Bibb. Clay Evans and the Fellowship Choir from Chicago came as the guest choir. They gave an enthusiastic standing-room-only concert in Filadelfia Church.

Expressen national daily newspaper wrote, "Had priest Clay Evans been a profane singer, he would have been as big as Bruce Springsteen," and gave the concert a five-star rating.

20-Year Anniversary

 

In August 2008 Stockholm Gospel celebrated its 20-year anniversary with numerous successful events held around Stockholm city: an outdoor concert on Sergels Square; a gospel church service; three evening concerts in Filadelfia Church; a full-evening concert on the famous Gustav Adolfs Square with around 7000 spectators; and various other concerts throughout the city.

A 1600-voice choir performed together with guests Cynthia Nunn and the Dayspring Choir (Chicago), Walt Withman & Southchildren (Chicago),Tripple & Touch (Sweden) with the Starschool Choir (South Africa), Clarence Eggleton, Jay T Hairston, Joshua Nelson, Per-Erik Hallin, Maria Nordenback, Louise Hoffsten, Eric Bibb, Credokören, Servants and Cyndee Peters, among many others.

Swedish Dagens Nyheter daily newspaper published several feature stories, one of them entitled "Gospel Got The City to Swing."

Successful Gospel Initiatives


Presently, Stockholm Gospel Association has a great focus on activities with youth and schools. The organization hold school visits through out Sweden, meeting young people via gospel music.

Stockholm Gospel Association has recently been involved in the organization of the "Keep The Dream Alive" Youth Festival, which took place again in August for the second consecutive year.

We reached a great milestone at August 2010, because this year the Stockholm Gospel Choir Festival went international!