God in disguise by Lars-Erik Larsson

28 October 2023
16:00 - 17:00
Erikbergskrykan, Uppsala

God in disguise by Lars-Erik Larsson

God in Disguise Op. 24, is a cantata for narrator, soprano, baritone, mixed choir, and orchestra written in 1940 by composer Lars-Erik Larsson. Tuneful and pastoral in style, the neoromantic God in Disguise is a setting of a 1933 narrative poem by the Swedish poet Hjalmar Gullberg. Gullberg’s poem is itself based on the prologue to a Hellenic play, in which the god Apollo is exiled from Olympus and condemned to mortal servitude as a flute-playing Thessalian shepherd. It remains not only one of Larsson’s most celebrated compositions, but also one of the most frequently performed pieces of Swedish art music.

Tobias Wärja, conductor
Sebastian Johansson, organ

Sandra Wettergren, soprano
TBA, baritone

Västgöta National Choir

Classic summer evening with Sandra Wettergren, soprano and Matilda Andersson, grand piano
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