Thursday 2nd May 2013

Cork Opera House 8pm


The Real Group is a professional a cappella ensemble from Sweden, in constant development since its formation 29 years ago. The Real Group is one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music today.

Through the years, the members have been engaged in a variety of activities—concert performances, events, CD/DVD recordings, song-writing, arranging, score publishing, CD production for other artists, masterclasses/workshops, seminars, etcetera.

The Real Group has been groundbreaking in the vocal group genre. Early in the group’s 29-year history their own style was developed, with compositions and arrangements by the group members.TRG has produced a large number of records, DVDs, concert tours, TV programmes, and has been (and are) artistic directors of two vocal group festivals: The Real A Cappella Festival in Sweden (2008), and Amazing Voice in South Korea (2007, 2008).

The repertoire consists of a mix of jazzy vocal music, that sometimes leans towards folk music, and sometimes towards pop.Through the years the list of collaborations have been many. For example: Roland Pöntinen, Barbara Hendricks, Povel Ramel, Eric Ericson, Toots Thielemans, Esbjörn Svensson, Lisa Nilsson, Lill Lindfors, Titiyo.

The members are: Emma Nilsdotter, Katarina Henryson, Anders Edenroth, Morten Vinther, Anders Jalkéus.