Memorial concert at the Riddarholmen Church

A concert in memory of King Gustav II Adolf will be held at the Riddarholmen Church on 6 November. Stockholms Allmänna Sångförening will sing in the mediaeval church, as has been traditional since 1863.

The concert will be held at Sweden's royal burial church and Stockholm's only preserved mediaeval abbey in commemoration of Gustav II Adolf (1594–1632), King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632, who died on 6 November 1632 in Lützen.

King Gustav II Adolf Opens in new window. was buried on 22 June 1634 at the Riddarholmen Church.

6 November at 19:00
The Riddarholmen Church

Choir: Stockholms Allmänna Sångförening
Conductor: Lars Nilsson
Organist: Göte Widlund
Court Chaplain: Erland Ros

The concert is free of charge
Donations can be made
NB: The church is not heated. It is recommended that you wear warm clothes and bring a seating pad.

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The Riddarholmen Church

The Riddarholmen Church Opens in new window. is the final resting place of the Swedish kings, and all the Swedish monarchs – with the exception of Queen Kristina – have been laid to rest here, from Gustav II Adolf (d. 1632) to Gustaf V (d. 1950).

Top image: Detail of the façade of the Riddarholmen Church. Photo: Alexis Daflos/

The Riddarholmen Church is the final resting place of the Swedish kings, and is Stockholm's only preserved mediaeval abbey. Photo: Dick Norberg

Portrait of King Gustav II Adolf

Miniature (gouache) representing King Gustav II Adolf. From the Treasury Collection, the Royal Palace. Photo: Alexis Daflos

Embarkation of the body of King Gustav II Adolf at the Port of Wolgast in 1633. Painting by Carl Gustaf Hellqvist, 1885. Photo: Alexis Daflos

Two years after his death, King Gustav II Adolf was laid to rest in the royal burial church in Stockholm. King Gustav II Adolf's sarcophagus in the Riddarholmen Church. Photo: Håkan Lind

The Riddarholmen Church