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It is hard not to get GOOSEBUMPS when the auditorium fills with the voices of the OPERA CHORUS. 

Sweden’s largest professional chorus is also one of the world’s oldest, with a history dating back to 1773. The chorus was formed ahead of the premier of the opera Thétis et Pelée on 18 January 1773 at Bollhuset, Slottsbacken in Gamla stan (Stockholm’s Old Town).

James Grossmith has served as chorus master since autumn 2014, while Martin Virin has been assistant chorus master since January 2015. The Opera chorus sings in most of the opera performances given at the Royal Swedish Opera during any given season. The Royal Swedish Opera Chorus received the prestigious SvD Opera Award in 2013.