Arctic Light in the region of Norrbotten

Arctic Light was formed based on the strong vision of the choir director, composer and artistic leader Susanna Lindmark. She envisioned a musical greenhouse for young women in the region of Norrbotten: a choir consisting of 16 members with a unique musical expression where the singers’ creativity would be able to reach its full potential.

The vision contains the idea of the choir being a safe creative zone where each singer is allowed to use their own personal voice and body, to make music at a high artistic level in a genre that is not normally a part of a young person’s day-to-day life. The artistic fingerprint of Arctic Light represents the type of choral singing that creates sensorial experiences on many levels for its audience.

Fifteen years later, they are still true to the original vision. Throughout the years approximately 75 female singers from the ages of 15-25 have had the opportunity of musical experiences to last a lifetime through their participation in Arctic Light.

Arctic Light is a choral ensemble within Norrbottensmusiken.

Anniversary extended to 2021

2020 was supposed to be the year of Arctic Light’s 15th anniversary. Now the celebration has been extended and postponed to 2021 – which means that it will be an intense year for the vocal ensemble. Together with Gothenburg Opera’s mixed youth choir, they will implement the Existence project together with Hazel Gould and John Barber. We look forward to seeing them on the opera’s main stage.

Read more about Arctic Light here

Strengthen young girls

“As members change, each new term is a fresh start. But I am still completely faithful to the fundamental vision that the entire choir rests on, the foundations of the individual’s development, the regional identity and the strengthening of young girls. It has been the basis throughout.”

Susanna Lindmark, artistic director of Arctic Light

Susanna Lindmark, Norrbottensmusiken, 2019.