Benny Andersson and Gustaf Sjökvists Kammarkör – ‘Kärlekens tid’ concerts

To celebrate both the release of the album ‘Kärlekens Tid’ and the musical life of choir master Gustaf Sjökvist, Benny Andersson and Gustaf Sjökvists Kammarkör performed two concerts at Eric Ericsonhallen, Skeppsholmen on Sunday 20 September.

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Exclusive! Benny Andersson talks ‘Kärlekens Tid’ to icethesite

Benny Andersson has recorded an album, Kärlekens Tid, which is now out in Sweden and is also available to download in some other territories.

The recording features Gustaf Sjökvists Kammarkör (GSKK) performing tracks specially selected from Benny’s back catalogue, including songs from the musicals CHESS and Kristina från Duvemåla.

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‘Kristina från Duvemåla’ opens in Stockholm as ‘Mamma Mia!’ closes on Broadway

On Saturday 12 September 2015, almost 20 years after Kristina från Duvemåla first premiered at Malmö’s Musikteater, the latest and last official production of the Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Lars Rudolfsson musical opened at Cirkus theatre on the Stockholm island of Djurgården.

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Benny and the cast of ‘Kristina från Duvemåla’ perform at ‘Allsång på Skansen’

Yesterday evening, Maria Yilpää and Robert Noack, who will portray the roles of Kristina and Karl Oskar in Cirkus Theatre’s forthcoming production of Kristina från Duvemåla, performed two songs from the musical, Du måste finnas and Min lust till dej, at Stockholm’s annual music festival Allsång på Skansen.

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Benny plays a section from CHESS

A little fun clip of Benny Andersson at the piano, filmed earlier this year in Stockholm. So sit back, watch and relax as Benny plays ‘Der Kleine Franz/Mountain Duet’ from CHESS.

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Kärlekens Tid features tracks from Benny's back catalogue

Benny confirms ‘choir’ album out 18 September, tracklist

The choir album ‘Kärlekens Tid’ of Benny’s music will be released on CD on 18 September 2015. It will also be available as a digital download in multiple territories.

Kärlekens Tid

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He’s A Man, He’s A Child/Han är en man, han är ett barn

The fantastic song ‘Han är en man, han är ett barn’, written for CHESS (på Svenska) the Swedish production of CHESS, is to be released soon in its English form He’s A Man, He’s A Child by Reidun Saether.

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Björn talks up Stockholm and ABBA The Museum in UK press article

The Guardian has Björn talking about the beauty of Stockholm and its many attractions in the publication’s The Way I See It series. He also mentions his favourite eateries and the ABBA outfit that makes him cry out in pain when he sees it!

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