Choir conductor and composer with long experience of inspiring choirs and leaders in Sweden and all over Europe. He has gained vaste experience through his work as a project manager and musical director for Stockholm Gospel Choir Festival, Gospelfest at Malmö Live and several study trips to the USA. Jonas also received a number of awards for his work with text and music for choir and congregation, including the Utbultstipendiet 2019 and Choir Leader of the Year 2022 partly because of his work with trying to create bridges between different cultures and styles and let them enrich each other.
Beside One Nation he leads Helsingborg’s World Choir where 100 voices with 20 different languages meet through the universal language of music. Music is a force for change and the choir a place to grow.
The choir consists of 24 singers from southern Sweden. With a focus on joy, interaction and participation, with one foot in the African American and the other in the Swedish choral tradition, the choir is constantly looking for new ways to encourage and challenge its listeners through a frank but hopeful message.
The choir has had the privilege of working with both Swedish and international guests such as Isaac Cates, Laila Adéle, Joshua Nelson and Mahalia Jackson’s own pianist Eddie Robinson, and has been involved in projects like “African Beat”, “Chamber Gospel” and most recently “Break the Silence” about the importance of music for young people’s mental and existential health.