Speaking of voices

The Norwegian Soloists' Choir and conductor Grete Pedersen visit Tampere, the Orkney Islands and Amsterdam

The Norwegian Soloists' Choir and conductor Grete Pedersen visit Tampere Vocal Music Festival, St. Magnus int. festival and Haarlem Int. Choir Biennale with three other European chamber choirs; Ars Nova Copenhagen, Eric Eriksons Kammarkör and Helsinki Chamber Choir.


Robert Heppener: Canti carnascialeschi, nr. 2
J. S. Bach
: Jesu, meine Freude
György Kurtág: Omaggio a Luigi Nono
Eivind Buene: Schubert singt II
Helmut Lachenmann: Consolation II
Arnold Schönberg: Friede auf Erden


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.

Conductor 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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