The Oslo Chamber Choir will perform live in Boe Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public, and marks the first time the choir returns to St. Olaf since their visit in 2009.
The Oslo Chamber Choir was founded in 1984 by Grete Pedersen, with the ambition of being one of the absolute top choirs in Norway, and an innovative voice in the international arena. In addition to singing classical repertoire, the choir started experimenting with Norwegian folk music, and through intensive work with the best performers in this tradition, the Oslo Chamber Choir has acquired a unique expression by being the only choir where all the singers are profoundly trained in Norwegian folk music singing. During these 40 years of studying Norwegian singing, the choir has also worked closely with select composers specialized in Norwegian folk music, developing a new way of using this music in a choral setting.