Tour

J. Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

The Norwegian Soloists' Choir perform Johannes Brahms great masterpiece: Ein deutsches Requiem

Comfort, hope and joy for people in grief


Brahms' great masterpiece for choir, soloists and orchestra comprises dramatic power and at the same time it is intimately touching. The first version of the work was premiered in Vienna in 1867. The reactions were mixed, but this nevertheless marked the start of much greater interest in Brahms. Since the end of the 1860s the work has been a continuous audience success. It is a work that grows in depth and richness the better you get to know it.

Together with Ensemble Allegria, The Norwegian Wind Ensemble, soloists and conductor Grete Pedersen, The Norwegian Soloists' Choir will perform a tour of four concerts in Norway.

Tickets

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

Featuring

Ensemble Allegria

Allegria (ital.) means a merriment and enjoyment, and indeed it was the pleasure of playing together that led a group of music students to launch the orchestra in 2007. 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.

The Norwegian Wind Ensemble

The Norwegian Wind Ensemble is a unique institution in Norway's cultural life. The orchestra’s eventful history stretches back to 1734 and the «First Brigade Band» or «Division Band» of Fredriksten Fortress in Halden. It is the oldest orchestra in Norway as well as the oldest cultural institution of any kind with an unbroken history. The ensemble is based in a purpose-built facility in the border town of Halden, south of Oslo, and produces and performs around 120 concerts every year – nationally and internationally.

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.

Dirigent 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. 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

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