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Started in 1997

Ymna is a creative choir of about twenty female singers. It was started in 1997 by its conductor Johanna Thür. The choir belongs to Haga Church in Gothenburg, Sweden, and sings regularly in it’s church services. Ymna also perform it’s own independent concert programs, both in Haga Church and elsewhere. The name Ymna is ancient Nordic for ”anthem”.

Wide range of music and collaborations

The repertoire is wide and spans several genres and eras. Classic women’s choir works are included, as well as new works and premieres, especially of Gothenburg Composers. The choir has made ​​numerous close collaborations with improvising musicians, actors and dancers.

Specializing in folk music

The past ten years Ymna has been exploring Swedish folk hymns and folk music. The director Johanna Thür has written a number of new choral arrangements, some of which have been published by Bo Ejeby förlag. With the folk music, Ymna has through the years given numerous concerts and a CD with Ymnas folk music was recorded in 2005.

Social values

The warm atmosphere in the group is a very important part of Ymna and weekends and longer trips are organized at regular intervals. So far Ymna has visited Poland and France, as well as many places in Sweden. The choir is run as a non-profit organization.