Artistic leadership

Chief conductor and Musical director
Grete Pedersen

Since 1990 the choir has sung under the leadership of Grete Pedersen, one of the most renowned conductors in the international choral scene.

Pedersen's name stands for productions and stagings with wide stylistic variety. Her contrasting concert programs are known to often be a rather radical mixture. In addition to premiering contemporary musical works, her efforts have increasingly been directed towards larger productions for choir and orchestra.

Pedersen is a highly demanded guest conductor and has worked with prestigious choirs such as Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Swedish Radio Choir, Rundfunkchor Berlin, MDR Leipzig Radio Choir, Bavarian Radio Choir, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Chamber Choir Ireland, Pro Coro Canada and Tokyo Cantat.

Her album with J.S. Bach Motets with the Norwegian Soloists‘ Choir and Ensemble Allegria was awarded the Diapason d’Or in 2018. The wind blows with music by Alfred Janson was chosen as 'Record of the year 2018' by Gramophone.

Grete Pedersen completed her postgraduate studies in conducting at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo and has also studied chorus conducting with Eric Ericson and orchestra conducting with Kenneth Kiesler. She currently teaches as a professor in conducting at the Norwegian State Academy of Music and is a sought-after teacher for masterclasses.

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