Ragnar Bohlin

Director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus since 2007, Ragnar Bohlin has conducted the Symphony and Chorus in the B Minor Mass, Carmina Burana and Messiah, as well as the yearly choral concerts. Under his leadership, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus received a Grammy for Best Choral Performance for the recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Michael Tilson Thomas. In 2014, he founded Cappella SF, a professional chamber choir dedicated to presenting the great a cappella choral repertoire of all periods. The group has already released two CDs – Light of Gold: Cappella SF Christmas and Facing West: Choral Music of David Conte and Conrad Susa, and in 2018 will release two more. Mr. Bohlin is a sought-after guest conductor worldwide, having conducted the Swedish Radio Choir on a US tour, the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Opera Chorus of Stockholm and the orchestras and choruses of Malmö, São Paulo, Stavanger and Edmonton. He was also Guest Music Director for Chanticleer in 2015. His 2018 guest conducting season so far has included a January concert with the BBC Singers, and looks forward to an upcoming date with the Swedish Radio Choir. Mr. Bohlin holds degrees in organ and conducting from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. He studied with Eric Ericson, Jorma Panula, Peter Feuchtwanger and Nicolai Gedda. International prizes and distinctions include the Johannes Norrby and the Swedish America Chamber of Commerce Cultural Awards.

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