Oslo Cathedral Choir is a choir of high professional standards, and a pioneer in Norwegian church music. The Choir has a high level of activity, spanning from concert productions, weekly participation in services, commissions on a state and national level, audio recordings and tours. Terje Kvam founded the Choir in 1982. The Choir frequently collaborates with professional musicians and orchestras, and often initiates projects with participants from both inside and outside the Church. The Choir has a unique function for the nation of Norway, as it must at all times be prepared to contribute at national events and commemorations. The Choir is led by Vivianne Sydnes, cantor

of Oslo Cathedral.

Vivianne Sydnes is precentor of Oslo Cathedral, and the conductor and artistic leader of Oslo Cathedral Choir. She is also a senior lecturer at the Norwegian Academy of Music where she is in charge of the bachelor's degree in choral conducting. She has a degree in church music from the Norwegian Academy of Music and in choral conducting from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She has previously been the precentor of Nidaros Cathedral, and the conductor of Nova Chamber Choir and Norwegian National Youth Choir. Sydnes is also involved in developing the Church of Norway' cultural and liturgical programme.

 
 

OSLO CATHEDRAL CHOIR

 
KARI NØST BERGEM
SOPRANO
MARI LUNNAN
SOPRANO
ALVILDE RIISER
SOPRANO
TORILL ALSOS
SOPRANO
EDLE PALLUM
SOPRANO
KARINE GRØNLI KVALVAAG
SOPRANO
GJERTRUD LIND AASE
SOPRANO
TORUN MARIE REFSNES
SOPRANO
ELISE GEDDE METZ
SOPRANO
JOHANNA FURUHOLMEN
SOPRANO
MARI ØYREHAGEN
SOPRANO
ELLEN SOFIE MOSEBEKK
SOPRANO
ELIN RØA WANGEN
SOPRANO
RAGNHILD E BYE LÜTKEN
ALTO
MARIANNE STORDALEN
ALTO
MARIA AF KLINTEBERG HERRESTHAL
ALTO
BIRGITTE SANDVE
ALTO
MERETE HOLME
ALTO
HILDE REFVEM
ALTO
TORUN KIRBY TORBO
ALTO
UNNI RØINÅS VINGEN
ALTO
VIKTOR STRAND
TENOR
EVEN WIDEGREN
TENOR
PÅL STRØM
TENOR
OLAV NYTRØEN
TENOR
ANDREAS S. GOTLIEBSEN
BASS
MARIUS WORMDAL
BASS
BJØRNAR ØKSENVÅG
BASS
ARVE MJELDE
BASS
DAVID DAWSON
BASS
HAAKON HILLE HUSTAD
BASS
ELSA SÚSANNA DALSGAARD
ALTO
HULDA WESTBERG SPARBO
ALTO
JON BERG ERIKSEN
TENOR
JONAS LIND AASE
TENOR
SVEINUNG MØLLER
TENOR
SVEND ERIK R. HAALAND
TENOR
HENRIK SAM EYDE
TENOR
ALF HOWLID
BASS
TORE K. FLÆTE
BASS
LARS SYDNES
BASS
TOM HENNING BRATLIE
BASS
ROAR MELAND
BASS
ARNE HALVOR THINGSTAD PEDERSEN
TENOR
 

Founded in 1982

Terje Kvam founded the Oslo Cathedral Choir in 1982. When Kvam first became precentor of Oslo Cathedral, he stated in an interview that he was not one of those who shouts "get rid of all tradition" and replace it with some kind of church pop music. And if you were to sum up the first 30 years of the Choir with one word, it has to be tradition.

 

Karl Einar Ellingsen (chairperson)

Viktor Strand (chairperson of the choir commitee)

Wolfgang Plagge

Karen Sofie Christophersen (chairperson in the Cathedral's council)

Monica Ifejilika

Toril Carlsen

Gjertrud Lind Aase (deputy board member and vice

chairperson of the choir commitee)

 

We are grateful to all of our sponsors and supporters who contribute to ensuring and enabling the quality and activity of the Choir:

 

The Norwegian Bank DNB (main sponsor)

Arts Council Norway

Oslo City Council

Norwegian Choir Society

Norway's Church Song Society

CONTACT

Stiftelsen Oslo Domkor

Karl Johans gate 11

0154 Oslo

Norway

Tel. +47 48 40 27 81

post@oslodomkor.no

www.oslodomkor.no

Org no: 971278846

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