Conductor Grete Pedersen
Speaking of Voices
J. S. Bach (1685–1750): Jesu, meine Freude (1723–27) (J. Franck, Room. 8:1-2, 8-11)
György Kurtág (*1926): Omaggio a Luigi Nono (1979) (A. Akhmatova, R. Dalos), parts 3–5
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Eivind Buene (*1973): Schubert singt II (new work, world premiere)
Helmut Lachenmann (*1935): Consolation II (1967/2000) (W. Prayer)
Arnold Schönberg (1874–1951): Friede auf Erden (1907) (C. F. Meyer)
This concert programme is titled “Speaking of voices”, as the choir here will present a mixed program showing the strengths and nuances of the human voice. Through a varied selection of different musical genres, the singers in The Norwegian Soloists´ Choir and their leader Grete Pedersen will perform pieces of both Bach, Schönberg, Kurtag – and Norwegian folk music.
The presentation of the programme will have a new touch, since for instance the pieces by Bach and Kurtag will have a mixed concert order, in the sense that the different parts of the pieces will interfere with each other. The programme also comprises a world premiere of a piece by the Norwegian composer Eivind Buene, and Norwegian folk music presented in a way that these singers are famous for. The last part of the program is centered around Schönberg’s magnificent piece Friede auf Erden.
Det Norske Solistkor is one of leading chamber choirs in Europe. Equally at home with classical and romantic repertoire as well as contemporary music, the choir makes regular excursions into folk-derived music and national Romantic works. Comprising 26 singers, the choir organizes numerous concerts on its own and participates in festivals in Norway and abroad.
Conductor Grete Pedersen is acclaimed for her stylistically assured and musically convincing performances of Baroque, Classical, and contemporary music. She is regarded as a pioneer for her work in bringing Norwegian folk music and traditional singing into the field of choral music.
Free entry for under 16-year-old children.