Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Stämbandet

The Scandinavian Vocal Ensemble - an enchanting celebration of Nordic folk music tradition. Stämbandet has a reputation for excellence both as an a cappella ensemble and a World Music vocal group. Presenting songs rarely heard outside of Iceland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden, this captivating vocal band often breaks into six- and seven- part harmonies sung in six languages. Led by Allen LeVines, musical director since 1985, Stämbandet performs a wide range of a cappella folk trad... See More Over the decades, Stämbandet has continued to strive for performances of high artistic merit. Through careful research into the origin and history of its repertoire, the group has introduced to the American public innumerable facets of Scandinavian culture. The long-term commitment of the ensemble's membership, which includes American born singers as well as those who are native to Scandinavia, has helped to ensure Stämbandet's cohesiveness of sound and cultural identity. All of these factors figure prominently in the group's well-deserved reputation for excellence, both as an a cappella ensemble and a World Music vocal group.

“...the singer's voices are pure and clear, and the songs are of a folk tradition that sounds fresh and new to American ears.”
- Guy Van Duser, Rounder Records

“Stämbandet moved in sparkling harmonies from soft to loud, brightly busy to darkly elegiac.”
- Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe

 

Additional Links: 
Polska från Rättvik
Open Showcase 2015, Malden

I Have Worked With

  • December 2015

    As part of the International Heritage Music Festival, we performed traditional Scandinavian repertoire and provided a Lucia Procession.

  • December 2015

    Gave concert as part of the "Music Matters" concert series at the La Grua Center in Stonington Connecticut.

  • May 2015

    Performed three songs and provided an interview for the MATV Open House Showcase 2015.

Pages

  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Eva
Job Title/Position: 
Founder
Mailing Address: 
1 Tucker Rd, Norfolk, MA 02056
Norfolk, MA 02056
Physical Address: 
1 Tucker Rd, Norfolk, MA 02056
Norfolk, MA 02056
Last Name: 
Ström
Phone: 
617-969-0214

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Music - Choral
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Jazz
Year Founded: 
1985
Populations Served: 
Businesses
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Audio or Video Recording
Performance / Concert / Reading
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Events Per Year: 
4
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Greater Boston Choral Consortium
Awards: 
Nominee for WGBH "Sing that Thing

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Sound system if outdoors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$750
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
8
Maximum Number of Performers: 
15