Audition!

The Norwegian Soloists´ Choir holds auditions for Soprano, Alto and Bass positions (up to 3 years mutual loyalty agreement)


The motive powers behind the activities of The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir consist of high musical standards, a strong awareness of tradition, and an equally strong musical inquisitiveness. The members of the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir are professionally trained, hand-picked singers all of whom are potential soloists in their respective genres. The choir engages twenty-six singers on time-limited agreements for up to three years, a model which allows the number of singers to be varied according to the repertoire of a particular project. This gives both flexibility and stability and permits the choir to achieve its overall object at all times: the best possible musical results.

The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir is organized as a foundation with administration in Oslo. Artistic director is Grete Pedersen. Activities are conducted on project-basis and the singers are engaged and remunerated for each project according to the required number of singers and duration of the project.


Audition requirements:


For Soprano:
Optional aria from J.S. Bach Johannes Passion
E. Grieg: “Hvad est du dog skjøn”, op 74 no.1
A chosen piece (not Baroque)
Prima vista (sight reading)

For Alto:
J. S. Bach: “Bereite dich, Zion” from Weihnachtsoratorium
E. Grieg: “Hvad est du dog skjøn”, op 74 no.1
A chosen piece (not Baroque)
Prima vista (sight reading)

For Bass:
J. Haydn: “Gleich öffnet sich der Erde Schoss” from Die Schöpfung
E. Grieg: Hvad est du dog skjøn, op 74 no.1; please prepare both the solo and the bass part.
A chosen piece (not Baroque)
Prima vista (sight reading)


To apply, please submit a short application and recordings (optional lied or oratorio aria, not opera) plus a detailed biography that outlines age, musical education, professional choral experience, together with current and future performance plans.

All material should be submitted to producer Timothy Ferguson: timothy@solistkoret.no
Or by post to: Det Norske Solistkor, c/o Sentralen, P.b. 183 Sentrum, 0102 Oslo, Norway

Application deadline: 28th April
The auditions will take place in Oslo on 28th and 29th May.

Applicants will be invited to audition after consideration of the application and recordings.

If you have questions about the position or the audition, please contact: Timothy Ferguson, producer. E-mail: timothy@solistkoret.no

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