All Saints Day Concert

Spectacular concerts with Gabriel Fauré's beautiful Requiem and the world premiere of Karin Rehnqvist's Day is here!

Experience the unique interaction between Ensemble Allegria and The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir under the direction of conductor Grete Pedersen.

Together they will perform Gabriel Fauré’s beautiful Requiem and Day is here! by Karin Rehnqvist – a deeply moving piece about nature and the creation of our planet.

Fauré wrote his requiem to be a musical consolation, a deeply human response to the suffering of death and the pain of grief, that paints a picture of the paradise that awaits, and the merciful peace of eternal rest.

Karin Rehnqvist's Day is here! is about the natural world — its beauty, its solace, and our need for its sustenance. It holds all our emotions about the earth: our joy, our connection, and our deep fears about its demise.

I write these words at the end of a hot, dry summer in Sweden and much of northern Europe. It has not rained for three months. Wildfires have raged; temperatures have topped 30ºC for weeks on end. The heat is new and frightening. Is this the climate change that scientists have been warning us about for so long? What can we do? What must we do? Right now.

– Karin Rehnqvist

The audience will also get to experience two other pieces by Karin Rehnqvist: Ljusfälten and Var inte rädd for mörkret.


Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
Karin Rehnqvist: Day is here!
Karin Rehnqvist: Ljusfälten
Karin Rehnqvist: Var inte rädd for mörkret


On this concerts you will get a discount with our benefit program – Solistkortet:

  • 30% discount on concert tickets for you and a friend
  • Seat reservation
  • The card is not personal and can be lent to a friend
  • The season's CD release with The Norwegian Soloists' Choir
  • The Norwegian Soloists' Choir's tote bag

Read more about the benefit program


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.

Ensemble Allegria

Ensemble Allegria is considered among Norway´s leading music ensembles and are known for combining high artistic quality with spontaneity and flexibility. Ensemble Allegria is comprised of 23 musicians and since its beginning, the orchestra has been managed independently by its own members. Its permanent concertmaster and artistic director is Maria Angelika Carlsen.

Grete Pedersen, conductor

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.

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