Linköping University Male Voice Choir (Sw. Linköpings Studentsångare, former Linköpings Studentsångarförening Lihkören) was founded in 1972. The choir has since then developed both musically and organizationally, and it is today regarded as one of the best male voice choirs in Sweden. The singers are recruited both from the university faculties and outside the university to keep the musical quality at highest possible level. Today, the choir consists of approximately 60 singers, properly dressed in tails.
The choir has made many tours abroad, the latest to Macedonia in 2013. The goal is always to represent Sweden and our University as ambassadors and to introduce the very best choral culture that Sweden has.
In 1993 the choir, together with two other choirs from Linköping, won the national competition Körchancen which was hosted by Sveriges Radio, Svenska Rikskonserter and Sveriges Körförbund. In May 2007 the choir gained two first prizes at The Third British International Male Voice Choral Festival in Cornwall, England. The conductor was awarded the festival’s Conductor’s Award.
Chrsitina Hörnell, born 17th of March 1964 in Botkyrka, is a Swedish conductor. Since the 1st of October 2014 she holds the position of Director musices at Linköpings University. As the Director musices, Christina Hörnell is responsible for the musical activities that the University is hosting as well as the music at the university’s ceremonies and major events. Christina Hörnell is also the conductor of Östgöta Kammarkör. She has previously been conductor and Director of arts for Kongl. Teknologkören in Stockholm 1989-1994 and Akademiska Kören in Stockholm 1991-2007. She was choirmaster at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm 1994-2013 and choirmaster at Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra 2010-2014, The Swedish National Orchestra, where she also conducted the Symphonic Choir. Hörnell took her exam as a church musician and received a diploma in conducting, with Eric Ericson as her teacher, at the Royal academy of music in Stockholm. Christina Hörnell has worked as a teacher, teaching conducting and church music in Sweden as well as outside the country and she has worked with ensembles such as Radiokören and Eric Ericsons Kammarkör. In 2005 she worked as assisting choirmaster at the Richard Wagner Bayreuther Festspiele. In 1994 she was awarded the Norrby medallion and in 2014 H.M. The King’s medal of the 8th size with bright-blue ribbon for her service at the Royal Opera.