The Jussi Björling Society’s annual meeting

Stockholm, Saturday January 30, 2016

 

42 members took themselves to the JB Society’s annual meeting which began at 1 PM. Before that, as usual, there was coffee and cookies before the members took their seats. The meeting began with remembrance of Lars Hemmingsson, who was one of the founders of our Society, and was its chairman from 1995 to 2004, and thereafter Honorary Chairman. Current chairman Bengt Krantz read his obituary of Hemmingsson, and the ceremony concluded with  Board member Berit Sjögren singing C.J.L. Almqvist’s “Du går icke ensam” a cappella.

Thereafter, the formal meeting began. It was decided to add a new member to the Board, and Annicka Englund was elected. 


Treasurer Per Bäckström

 


Lars Tibell and Ann-Charlotte Björling

 


Bluebells Hanna Hedman

It was announced that the recipient of the Jussi Björling Society’s prize 2016 is tenor Ole Aleksander Bolstad Bang. He will receive the prize in connection with a concert at the Solliden stage at Skansen, Stockholm on Saturday 6 August 2016, when Ole also will perform. 
 

After the formalities, we heard Calle Friedner, broadcaster at Swedish Radio for many years, and now editor of the Society’s journal, who warmly and knowledgeably related some Jussiana with fine and well-selected sound and picture illustrations. He was well-deservedly thanked with beautiful roses.


Bengt Krantz and Calle Friedner

 

Short facts from the annual meeting

Net income for 2015 was 8,773 kronor

Projected net for 2016 is 2,370 kronor

Membership dues for 2017 are unchanged

 

 

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The Jussi Björling Society was founded on January 7, 1989. Its task is to promote interest in and spread knowledge about Jussi Björling, his vocal art, life and career.

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BORLÄNGE  is the place where Jussi Björling was born. Here is also his own museum, the only Björling Museum in the world. "Of all singers' museums, this is the best", accordning to the late John Steane, noted British music critic.

 

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