The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir til Sion Festival in Switerland.
Conductor Grete Pedersen
J.Chr. Bach: Lieber Herre Gott, wecke uns auf
J.Chr. Bach: Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirbt
Strauss: Deutsche Motette
Trad. religious Norwegian folk music: “Sonnengesange”
Arr. G.Eriksson, G.Pedersen
Bente Thorsen: NN
Grieg: I himmelen
Grieg: Hvad est du dog skøn
The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir is an innovative young ensemble, steeped in a rich history. As one of Europe’s leading chamber choirs, they perform spectacular concerts in Norway and abroad, in concert halls and churches, in caravans and in abandoned factory venues. The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir consists of 26 hand-picked, professional singers who have a tremendous ability to blend their voices, resulting in a highly distinctive choral expression. Along with its celebrated artistic leader Grete Pedersen, the choir achieves ambitious artistic goals through constant development.
Concerts featuring the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir give listeners a chance to experience new compositions, folk music and classics from Nordic and international choral literature – often in unexpected combinations. The choir organises its own series of concerts, in addition to appearing at leading festivals in Norway and abroad. The choir has a number of critically acclaimed albums and distinctions to its credit.
Since its inception in 1950, the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir has carved out a unique position in Norwegian music. Knut Nystedt conducted the choir for no fewer than 40 years before Grete Pedersen took over in 1990.
Concert halls, churches, but also modest shacks or disused factories… Nothing stops the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, a young innovative ensemble that brings music to all possible places. A jewel in the crown of Scandinavian choral art, this chamber choir is one of the most active in Europe, with 26 hand-picked professional choristers. The musical precision, the clarity of tone and the extraordinary fusion of voices have quickly made the ensemble famous, and its vocal signature is recognisable among all others. Always striving to achieve new artistic goals, the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir is led by the remarkable conductor Grete Pedersen.