The Norwegian Soloists' Choir seek soprano and tenor

THE NORWEGIAN SOLOISTS' CHOIR was established in 1950 and consists of 26 professional singers who are engaged with a mutual loyalty agreement for up to three years based on audition. The Artistic Director and conductor of the choir since 1990 is Grete Pedersen who, as well as her work with The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, is professor in choral conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music and a sought-after guest conductor. The 24/25 season will be Pedersen´s last period as Artistic Director.

The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir has always striven to achieve the highest possible artistic goals. In the last few years, the choir has further increased its reputation with concerts in the foremost classical musical festivals in Norway, critically acclaimed CD recordings, tours both nationally and internationally, and joint projects with leading Norwegian and international orchestras and ensembles. The choir works on a project-based model. The introductory contract is for 1 year (trial period).

Application deadline: 15 August 2023.

Audition repertoire:

For Soprano:
J. S. Bach: “Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben“ from St. Matthew Passion

For Tenor:
J. S. Bach: «Ach, mein sinn» from St. John Passion

For all:
A chosen lied/romance/English song (not Baroque)

There will also be a second round where applicants will sing in a small ensemble together with permanent members of the choir. More information about this will be sent to applicants called into audition.

Please send a short application with CV and recordings by e-mail to:

We ask that the recording is of either an oratorio aria or lied/romance. We encourage applicants to include suitable ensemble experience in the CV.

Application deadline: 15 August 2023

The auditions will take place in Oslo on 18-20 September 2023.

Applicants will be invited to audition after consideration of the application and recording.

If you have questions about the position or the audition, please contact Mikael Hedne:

Additional information about the choir’s activities can be found at

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