JOIN THE CHOIR
Vi are a mixed choir, usually with 10 singers in all parts (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass). We occasionally hold auditions when there is a vacancy. If the part which is relevant for you is full, you can still get in touch with us to inform us of your choir experience, which voice-part you sing, and what kind of repertoire you have sung before. We will contact you if there is a vacancy. You can also check here to see if we have any vacancies:
At an audition for Oslo Cathedral Choir, you usually sing a piece of classical music of your own choosing and a mandatory piece that you prepare on beforehand.
The mandatory piece is available here:
To be a chorister in Oslo Cathedral Choir you must understand and speak Norwegian, which is the choir’s working language. You must be able to attend rehearsals every Wednesday from 6.30 pm to 9.15 pm. In addition, there are extra rehearsals leading up to performances, and these are normally held during weekends and in the afternoon/evening. The choir is divided into Eucharist groups, so that all choristers take part in services in the Cathedral throughout the year. During holiday seasons and in summer, the services are not mandatory, and we pay a small fee to those who take part in these. Several of the singers in the Choir have it as a part time job. Depending on the funding for special projects, we sometimes also pay a fee for concert performances, but the majority of the work in the Choir is unpaid.
We welcome singers with a substantial amount of experience in choir and ensemble singing. At many services, we perform as a quartet, so we seek singers who are used to singing in smaller groups. In addition to musical skills, we consider personal qualities.
Stiftelsen Oslo Domkor
Karl Johans gate 11
Tel. +47 48 40 27 81
Org no: 971278846