On Monday, April 6, we will be blessed to host a 31-voice choir called “The Believers” from Sweden’s Far North.
The Believers’ music includes classic choral music, hymns, and spirituals. Their concert on the 6th will include all three!
The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.
The choir’s name in Sweden is Troendegruppen, which, literally translated, means, “the group that believes”. You may hear some of their music at www.Troendegruppen.com.
The Believers was first formed in 1968 under the direction of Stig Sandlund, who still serves as the choir’s director. In 2012, Stig was designated as “The Choir-Leader of the Year” in Sweden! This choir comes from a music institute which is affiliated with the Lulea University of Technology—a world-class research and education school located about 190 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden’s Far North.
The Believers have toured in America, Israel, Poland, Hungary, and throughout Scandinavia. The Choir members, who range in age from 20-25, will be hosted by members of Ascension.
The Believers’ 2015 tour in Wisconsin and Illinois is sponsored by Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat, Inc., an Arizona ministry which provides counseling retreats for men and women in full-time ministry who are in the midst of burnout, stress, depression, and conflicts of all kinds. A free-will offering will be received to benefit this ministry.