SIS Gala

May 21st 6pm – midnight

Put on your smartest suit, your most fabulous frock, your shiniest shoes, and your most glamorous party face for the social highlight of our 70th Anniversary year. The SIS Gala promises to be a night to remember!


A three-course fine dining experience

Live music from our talented
soloist and a jazz ensemble

Dance to the finest mixes from our of-the-minute DJ

It’s all happening at the iconic Berns Hotel in the vibrant heart of Stockholm. Built at the dawning of the Belle Époque, Berns encapsulates the grandeur of a bygone era while embracing all modern life’s creature comforts. Enjoy the ambience created by its crystal chandeliers, panelled galleries, and beautiful proportions, and throw yourself into its beguiling charm.

Jazzing it up

Picture of Stockholm Jazz Trio

Our first musical act, getting the evening off to a cool and sophisticated start, will be The Stockholm Jazz Trio.  The Trio formed in late 2008 as a tribute to the great Oscar Peterson Trio that featured Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums between 1959 and 1964. They have appeared regularly at the Glenn Miller Café, the most popular jazz club in Stockholm, playing an extensive repertoire that encompasses music from “all” the great piano trios. The Trio are: Daniel Tilling – piano, Jan Adefelt – bass, and Jesper Kviberg – drums.

Image of Mitch SmolkinSinging a different tune

Mitch Smolkin will be opening his American songbook as he showcases his vocal talents for your entertainment. Mitch’s performing career has taken him around the world, including touring South America and performing at the legendary Town Hall on Broadway. He has shared the stage with such notable performers as Mandy Patinkin, Jerry Stiller, Theodore Bikel, Bebe Neuwirth, and more than one puppet from Sesame Street.

All in the mix

image of mr maqs

Mr MAQS started his journey in music at the beginning of the 90s, specialising in black music. Through his following work as promoter for DJs and agent for music artists worldwide, mainly in the electronic music field, he has spent the last 30 years improving his tastes. From Hip-Hip to Disco, traveling through Electro, Funk, and House music, you can expect a wide range of dance mixes to keep you moving to midnight.

Exclusive for Gala attendees

image of auctioneer's gavel

As part of our celebrations we’ve been reaching out to local, national, and international businesses to have their support at the Gala. We’re please to announce that a highlight of the evening will be an auction of fabulous items they have made available, where the proceeds will go to the SIS Spirit Fund. Star lots include a holiday in the Maldives, designer jewellery, and luxury experiences. And there will be a selection of more modest items well within everyone’s budget. Only Gala attendees will be able to bid, so book your tickets asap – they could practically pay for themselves.

Why not make a night of it?

image of berns room interior

Also exclusive to Gala attendees is a special discount offer to stay overnight at the Berns Hotel and make a luxurious night of it! The 20% discount will also be available at Berns’ partner hotel – Banks Hotel – just a short distance away†. So why not pamper yourself with Berns’ famous hospitality. A discount code will be issued with event tickets. So don’t hesitate, book your tickets now to be eligible for your discount offer code.

† Discount subject to room availability

For early-bird and whole-table discounts, book your tickets now.

The Berns Hotel