Adelaide Arts Festival

The Norwegian Soloists' Choir attends one of the world's biggest arts events

To Australia with The Psalms Experience

Today we see refugees searching for a safe haven, leaders who abuse their power, people who place fear above courage, or courage above fear. Topical themes, for thousands of years already.

The project 150 Psalms regards the Psalms as a mirror of society: great themes from 3,000 years ago are still relevant today. In 2 days in 2017, 12 concerts took place, by initiator Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor) and three other world-class chamber choirs, invited by the Netherlands Chamber Choir: The Tallis Scholars, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Det Norske Solistkor. After this, 150 Psalms traveled to the White Light Festival (Lincoln Center) and Klara Festival (Brussels) – and the journey continues in 2020 to Australia during the Adelaide Festival!

The Norwegian Soloists' Choir holds three concerts in Adelaide on Februar 29th, March 1st and 2nd.

Read more about the concert ‘Trust’

Read more about the concert 'Abandonment’

Read more about the concert 'Path of Life’


The Norwegian Soloists' Choir

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.

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. She is a demanded guest conductor and has worked with the Eric Ericson Kammerchor, Schwedischen Rundfunkchor, Netherlands RadioChor, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Choir, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Pro Coro Canada, Tokyo Cantat, World Youth Choir among others.

Lars Notto Birkeland

Lars Notto Birkeland is an experienced organist, pianist, and conductor. He is based in Oslo, Norway, where he pursues an extensive freelance career, besides being organist in the Akershus Castle Church, Oslo, as well as teaching at the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Barratt Due Institute of Music. He has appeared as soloist with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra in Poulenc’s Organ concerto, Saint-Saëns’s Organ symphony, and Franz Schmidt’s Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln, as well as performed solo with a number of other Scandinavian symphony orchestras.

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