Newsletter of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK



news, centennial, Jussi Bjorling, Stefan Sundh, Sweden, events


In a powerful impulse of national pride, H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf has become the official patron of the Jussi Bjorling centennial celebrations. The centennial committee has also gathered in a significant financial contribution from Swedish real estate magnate Stefan Sundh, (coincidentally, Bengt Krantz's cousin), and a sizeable award from Barbro Osher's Pro Suecia Foundation. There were also two smaller private donations. Among the many activities below which are made possible by these donations, the Scandinavian Sallskapet has also made a very large and helpful donation to the JBS-USA CD project (as has the British Society).