The Annual Meeting of the Jussi Björling Society in Borlänge  2017

19 members had turned up at the annual meeting of the Jussi Björling Society on Saturday 4 February, which started at 13.00 at the Jussi Björling Museum.

Chairman Bengt Krantz and Secretary Stefan Olmårs


The meeting was opened by the chairman of the Society Bengt Krantz, who bid those present warmly welcome. After that the deliberations followed. As §10 was established that the next annual meeting is to take place in Stockholm Saturday 3 Fabruary 2018. As §14 Bengt Krantz informed that the prize of the Jussi Björling Society 2017 has been awarded to tenor Bror Magnus Tødenes. Unfortunately Tødenes cannot be present at the concert “Jenny and Jussi” at Skansen on Saturday 5 August, but will instead receive his award at the Jussi Festival at Strömsbruk on Saturday 2 September. As § 16, under the heading “Any Other Business”, Gunnel Welinder thanked the committee for a good job during the previous year.

Members of the board Annicka Englund and Berit Sjögren


After a well accomplished meeting, rounded off by Bengt, a nice cup of coffee/tea and Jussi-cake was tasty. There were also opportunities for the members to socialize in the unique atmosphere of the museum.

Treasurer Per Bäckström


Editor Calle Friedner


After that Roger Alderstrand was scheduled to talk about the newly revised chronology over Jussi’s performances, show caricatures of Jussi and point out some textual mistakes during his career. Unfortunately he had been prevented from coming, and as compensation the curator of the museum, Jan-Olof Damberg, showed a TV-programme, “It is in the walls” from a mission-hall in Svartå, Degerfors in the province of Värmland. In this 125-year-old chapel a family with children live, and they got to know quite a lot about the history of the chapel. Among other things David Björling had once given a concert there with his singing sons Olle, Jussi and Gösta. This was a nice conclusion of the meeting. 

Text: Berit Sjögren

Translation: Göran Forsling

Photo: Calle Friedner and Göran Forsling


New website for the Jussi Björling Society

We would like to wish you a warm welcome to the Jussi Björlingsällskapet's new website: Here you are given good opportunities to delve into the life and work of the singer Jussi Björling. But this website will just be in Swedish.

The old website:, which you are reading now, will remain as a comprehensive archive and will be able to be visited as usual and you can read it in English, click on the British flag.

The new website is intended to be a more up-to-date place for current information from August 2023. 


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The Jussi Björling Society was founded on January 7, 1989. Its task is to promote interest in and spread knowledge about Jussi Björling, his vocal art, life and career.

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