The Norwegian Soloists´Choir. Photo: Bjørn Bertheussen

The Norwegian Soloists´Choir. Photo: Bjørn Bertheussen

The Norwegian Soloists´ Choir holds auditions for Soprano and Bass 2 positions. The auditions take place in Oslo on April 27 and 28, 2017. Application deadline: March 15, 2017.

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 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 Bass:
E. Grieg: “Hvad est du dog skjøn”, op 74 no.1
J. Haydn: “Gleich öffnet sich der Erde Schoss” from Die Schöpfung
A chosen piece
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 Nina Karlsen:
Or by post to: Det Norske Solistkor, c/o Sentralen, P.b. 183 Sentrum, 0102 Oslo, Norway

Application deadline: March 15, 2017.
The auditions will take place in Oslo in the period April 27 and 28, 2017.

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: Nina Karlsen, producer. E-mail: