From the land of the midnight sun comes this hauntingly beautiful a capella trio, Vanja Modigh. Masters of Swedish folk singing, they breathe new life into the repertoire with creativity, experimentation and musical joy. With their feminine and powerful expression, Vanja Modigh takes the listeners on a magical journey.
Vanja Modigh was founded in 2015 and will celebrate their fifth anniversary by releasing their debut album Vocal Tradition in February 2021. Over the years they have toured both in Sweden and abroad, and have a loyal and dedicated audience who will travel far to experience their performances.
A concert with Vanja Modigh captivates and transports with music of rich harmonic polyphony, innovative rhythms, blue notes and humour as well as heart. Vanja Modigh draw from their rich Nordic folk heritage, mixing original material with their own arrangements of traditional songs in a new and authentic way. They bring the colourful northern lights to their performance and create a sound that never fails to move their audience.
From the Nordic midwinter night, this vocal trio comes and spreads warmth, mystery and beauty to their listeners. Vanja Modigh has designed a Christmas programme of Sweden’s most beloved Christmas songs, bringing their own arrangements and interpretations of the most beautiful and atmospheric Scandinavian folk songs.
A concert with Vanja Modigh captivates and touches with its intertwined harmonics, intricate ornaments, innovative rhythms, blue notes and with its fabulous timbre. The trio takes the colourful northern lights with them in their music and creates a sound image that leaves no-one unmoved.
Deep in the Nordic darkness, the beautiful candle-lit Santa Lucia emerges. This is one of the most important Swedish traditions, and certainly the most atmospheric. Santa Lucia will stand in front of you with a golden crown of living candles on her head, in a white hand-sewn floor-length dress and with a red ribbon around her waist, as her maidens, also in long white dresses and red ribbons, follow her with candles in their hands. Vanja Modigh interprets this tradition with their renderings of the most loved Sankta Lucia songs, folk songs from the past and their own compositions, filling the room with mystery, tradition and warmth.
The Lucia program is designed for large and small audiences, and is from fifteen to forty-five minutes in length.