Founded in 1994, the 33-member Gustaf Sjökvist’s Chamber Choir (GSKK) has been a very active part of Swedish musical life, presenting performances throughout the country as well as touring internationally to the United States, Hong Kong and Germany with such artists as Barbara Hendricks and Jan Lundgren. GSKK’s repertoire consists mainly of contemporary Swedish classical music by such composers as Sven-David Sandström, Lars Edlund, Jan Sandström, Carl Unander-Scharin, Georg Riedel, and Bo Holten. Throughout the years, the choir has collaborated with many ensembles and soloists, including Edita Gruberova, Håkan Hagegård, Jan Lundgren, Mats Bergström, Nils Lindberg, and Barbara Hendricks, with whom they toured Europe and made a recording. Their album I vår tid was nominated for a Swedish Grammi Award in the category Classical Recording of the Year 2011. This presentation is supported by Music Development Heritage Sweden. Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Presenting Underwriter HRH Foundation Festival Co-Chairs The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher Major support is provided by t he Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, David M. Rubenstein, the State Plaza Hotel, and the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.