Song Cycle Celebrating Daniel Solander 12 Feb 2022 Sydney – NEW DATE!

Experience the World Premiere of an exciting new Australian composition. SOLANDER, a musical celebration of the great Swedish botanist, Daniel Solander (1733-1782) who accompanied Cook on his first Pacific voyage. It will be performed by the Sydney Chamber Choir directed by Sam Allchurch. Composer Kate Reid, text and lyrics Rodney Fisher and Kate Reid, narrator John Gaden.
One performance only.


7.30pm-8.45pm Doors open at 6.30pm





Words from Composer Kate Reid

I was first drawn to the story of Daniel Solander, the highly acclaimed Swedish botanist and talented linguist, after many visits to Sweden, where I had the opportunity to appreciate the diversity of its people, the splendid landscape and the extreme winters – vastly different from the world that I was used to on the other side of the earth.   This song cycle is written in celebration of Solander’s important contribution to scientific discovery and the great courage and commitment it demanded from him.  

It begins with Solander’s childhood in the north of Sweden.  It opens with a gentle reference to the indigenous people of northern Sweden, the Sami, singing a lullaby. It goes on to follow him on his two-year journey to Australia on the Endeavour as an assistant to Joseph Banks in 1768.  It concludes with a farewell to Solander, where we hear the same Sami motif return in the final bars.

There are seven movements for a combination of voices, ranging from two soloists to a full SATB choir.  The only instrument is a vibraphone.  The movements are linked by a narrative spoken by John Gaden.  Rodney Fisher has provided the beautiful narrative and many of the lyrics. 

I have been moved to respond to Solander’s life story and to acknowledge, through my music, this extraordinary individual whose work, in spite of its significance and its relevance here, remains relatively unknown in Australia today.

The SACC Young Professionals are expanding

The Young Professionals are excited to announce we have voted in new committee members for 2021. As new members begin their time with the committee we would like to extend a gracious thank you to the outgoing committee members, Felicia Wickbom and Julia Bergling, for their time and considerable efforts.

Expanding our YP Melbourne committee with newly appointed members John Johansson (Manager, Compliance, ASX) and Helen Andersson (M&A Valuations Analyst, Deloitte) join Anna Karlstrom (Strategic Executive Consulting) who continues to lead YP Melbourne.

In Sydney, Tove Rosengren (Business Student) replaces departing committee members and is a welcome addition to the team consisting of Simon Skoog (Regional Restaurant Onboarding Lead ANZ, UberEats), Felicia Pettersson (Founder and Creative Director, Venaii Creative & Co.) and Paulina Sahlstedt (Marketing Manager, Progenesis). Therese Nitenius (Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, IPA), remains as Committee Chair, responsible for providing overall leadership and direction to deliver on YP’s vision. 

To the new members, on behalf of the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals, we extend a warm welcome and look forward to each of your unique talents all focusing on making a valuable difference for our members.

Meet the YP committee members here

NEW PREMIUM MEMBER – EQT Partners Australia

EQT is a purpose-driven global investment organization with close to three decades of consistent investment performance across multiple geographies, sectors, and strategies. EQT has raised more than EUR 84 billion since inception and has as of 31 December 2020 more than EUR 52 billion in assets under management across 17 active funds within two business segments – Private Capital and Real Assets.
With its roots in the Wallenberg family’s entrepreneurial mindset and philosophy of long-term ownership, EQT is guided by a set of strong values and a distinct corporate culture. EQT manages and advises funds and vehicles that invest across the world with the mission to future-proof companies, generate attractive returns and make a positive impact with everything EQT does.

The EQT AB Group comprises EQT AB (publ) and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, which include general partners and fund managers of EQT funds as well as entities advising EQT funds. EQT has offices in 17 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America with more than 700 employees.

A national champion in our SACC YP network 

The mix of Sweden and Australia has proven to be successful again. Simon Skoog (SACC YP) together with his Australian crew (Nick Reader) has recently won both the NSW Championship and the Australian Championship in the high performing sailing class; Formula 16 catamaran.

They are now preparing for the World Championship in Perth 2022 and they are looking for a sponsor that wants to be part of their journey. It’s an excellent chance for companies that want to gain brand awareness, doing sailing events with teams or customers and get the opportunity to have hundreds of sailors trying their products during events. See the sponsor proposal here.

NEW SMALL BUSINESS MEMBER – Absolute Immigration

Absolute Immigration is thrilled to come on board as a Small Business Member with the Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce. Founder of Absolute Immigration and Global Immigration Leader, Jamie Lingham, believes in the value of international cultures coming together to provide diversity within communities and businesses. He, and the whole team at Absolute Immigration, have extensive experience in preparing and supporting clients to find the best employees from around the world and also helping with their transactional and compliance needs.

We have worked with some of Australia’s leading companies with large expatriate populations and provided timely and practical advice to the business and their expatriate employees. As part of our service, we provide ongoing updates on immigration legislation and policy changes which impact their business, ensuring that we add ongoing value to our working relationship.

Our team are experienced in undertaking projects for organisations with expatriate employees. We have performed a number of projects for large scale employers in Australia with regard to risk assessments, policy review and process and program implementation.

Absolute Immigration work collaboratively with our clients to devise strategies to achieve the best outcomes for your business and your employees. Our agents develop strategies that ensure the attraction and retention of key international appointments and build policies around your global mobility program.


We have come to save humans from digital experiences that suck.

We’re the biggest experimentation team in Scandinavia. We help our clients use actual data and insights instead of guesses. Armed with scientific methods, we reveal our customers’ growth potential and help them reach their business goals.

Since the start, we’ve improved conversion in over 1000 projects – and that’s something that we’re going to keep doing.  We currently have over 60 conversion heroes in three offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Oslo.

NEW SMALL BUSINESS MEMBER – Rossel Consulting Group

Rossel Consulting Group was founded in 2018 offering both corporate finance advisory services, under the name of Spawn Ventures, as well as real estate services.  
Spawn Ventures provides corporate clients in the gaming and esports industries with advice on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, divestments and strategy. Spawn Ventures further offers senior board level advise, also primarily to the gaming and esports industries​.
The real estate advisory business is a property buyers agency offering seamless advice to investors or home owners looking for a successful and stress free property purchase in the Sydney region. We assist throughout the whole purchase process and have access to off market properties that enable our clients to get ahead of the competition and negotiate to secure properties for the best price. 

It’s a wrap! A five-week digital marketing course hosted by SACC marked it’s last day 11 Nov