Schola Cantorum is the student chamber choir of Uppsala Cathedral. It is a mixed choir of about 25 singers between the ages of 18 and 30, most of them students at Uppsala University. The choir was founded in 1972 by Lars Angerdal, and has ever since played an important role in the choir scene of Uppsala. Since 2009 Milke Falck has been conducting the choir. He is also an assistant organist at the cathedral and conductor of the Uppsala Cathedral Choir. He received his education at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and is an experienced choirmaster.
Our repertoire consists mainly of classical church music. At times the choir also performs modern pieces as well as profane Swedish traditionals. On several occasions each semester the choir sings during High Mass at the cathedral and hosts their own, much appreciated concerts. The choir is often accompanied by Andrew Canning playing the organ.
In addition to this, the choir has a vast range of social activities, including “choir” weekends devoted to rehearsing and getting to know one another, choir parties, tours and travels. At present, the choir is planning a trip to Bach’s hometown, Leipzig, in Germany.
Schola Cantorum Through the Years
Milke Falck has been conducting Schola Cantorum since the autumn of 2009. He received his education at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where he studied conducting under Prof. Eric Ericson, organ under Olle Scherwin and cembalo under Eva Nordenfeldt. Since 1974 he has been working as a conductor in places like Visby Cathedral and St. James’ Church in Stockholm. He has often taken on the position of lecturer, inspirer and pedagogue, teaching e.g. choir conducting, and has in the capacity of conductor and organist toured several European countries as well as the US. He has been working in Uppsala Cathedral since 1990 when he assumed the position of assistant organist. Since 1994 he has also been the conductor of the Uppsala Cathedral Choir.
Schola Cantorum is one of six choirs at Uppsala Cathedral, often collaborating in larger projects and concerts. Follow the links to read more about the other cathedral choirs.