The Norwegian Soloists´ Choir seeks alto and 2nd bass for permanent seat in the choir (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 contracts, 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. The choir engages 26 highly trained singers through 2 years mutual loyalty agreements. 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 repertoire:

For alto:
J. S. Bach: Bereite dich, Zion from The Christmas Oratorio – Grieg: Hvad est du dog skjøn, op 74 no.1

For 2nd bass: J. Haydn: «Gleich öffnet sich der Erde Schoss» From Die Schöpfung

Grieg: Hvad est du dog skjøn, op 74 no.1; Please prepare both solo and parts for 2nd bass.

For all:
A chosen piece (not Baroque)
Prima vista (sight reading)

Please send a short application with CV and recordings to “Det Norske Solistkor c/o Sentralen, Postboks 183 Sentrum, 0102 Oslo, or by email to

We would like one of the recordings to be either of an oratorio aria or a lied.

Application deadline: May 7th, 2018. The audition will take place in Oslo on June 4th and 5th 2018.  

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

If you have questions about the position or the audition, please contact: Nina Karlsen:

During the autumn season of 2015 the vocalists in the Norwegian Soloists' Choir will be presenting an extensive repertoire for choir and orchestra, both ancient and modern, and the Choir will be cooperating with both its own conductor Grete Pedersen and other exciting guest conductors and orchestras. Photo: Bjørn Bertheussen

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