The Nordic Choir Expedition

Nordic festival tour

A festival celebrating world-class vocal music presented by four of the nordic region's leading vocal ensembles. Welcome to The Nordic Choir Expedition!

Throughout history we have crossed oceans on journeys of exploration. To discover new things, to get to know each other and ourselves better. In the Nordic Choir Expedition the sea may be smaller, but the purpose remains the same.

The time has come for the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, the Norwegian Soloists' Choir, the Helsinki Chamber Choir and Ars Nova Copenhagen to embark upon a shared course again - in June 2023.

These four professional choirs previously toured together in 2016 and 2019, including to the Orkney Islands and the Netherlands. This time we will travel between the capital cities of our four countries, to celebrate unity and share with our audiences this unique cultural experience.

The choirs will give their own concerts as well as a large concert together featuring a newly commissioned piece in five movements by the celebrated Estonian, Ukrainian born composer Galina Grigorjeva.

Read more about the concerts in Oslo here.


The Norwegian Soloists' Choir and Grete Pedersen:
A Sea of Voices

Lars Johan Werle: Nautical Preludes (excerpts)
Richard Strauss
: Der Abend
Evert Taube
: Inbjudan till Bohuslän
Alfred Janson
: Tre dikt av Ebba Lindqvist
Arne Mellnäs
: Hav
Gösta Nystroem
: Tre havsvisioner
Steve Martland
: Sea songs (excerpts)
Gunnar Eriksson
: Jag kommer av ett brusand hav (world premiere)

This project is funded by Creative Europe and Nordic Culture Point.


The Norwegian Soloists' Choir

Tomas von Brömssen, actor

Grete Pedersen, Conductor

Listen to Solistkoret