About Oslo Voices

Oslo Voices is a chamber choir with a wide-reaching concert and touring schedule, which in previous years has taken the choir around Norway, Estonia, Germany and the UK. 

 

The choir is led by conductor Ingrid Hanken, and together we seek to bring a rich musical experience to our audiences, including a focus on stage presentation and an intimate, artistic communication with our listeners. The choir draws its repertoire from the traditional choral canon stretching from the 15th to 21st centuries, alongside new commissions from Norwegian contemporary composers.

We regularly collaborate with other musicians and artists, and recent collaborations include concerts with Rahel Rilling (violin, DE), Teodor Janson (actor, NO), Mark Bennett (trumpet, UK/NO) and Vegar Sandholt (organ, NO). Other collaborations include a TV and radio performance of Knut Nystedt’s symphony Apocalypsis Joannis with NOVA Chamber Choir, Oslo Chamber Choir, Schola Cantorum and The Norwegian Radio Orchestra. We have worked with world class conductors such as Bengt Ollén (SE) and Brady Allred (US) and have premiered works by composers such as Edvin Østergaard and Frank Havrøy (NO). 

 

An overarching goal for the choir is that each concert, through its concept, should give the audience a complete artistic experience, where the music is placed in a wider context. Recent concepts include O große Lieb, where Bach's 2nd Violin Partita was performed alongside Bach’s atmospheric chorals, Music to hear, where music written for Shakespeare’s texts was performed alongside a theatrical performance, and O Radiant Dawn, where music by composers such as Brahms, Poulenc, Reger and MacMillan shed light on the different ways we all experience the night. 

The choir has participated in national as well as international choir competitions. Highlights include 1st prize and Golden Diploma at the Mundus Cantat International Choir Competition in Poland (2015), 3d place in The International May Choir Competition Prof. Georgi Dimitrov in Varna, Bulgaria (2016), and two Golden Diplomas in the Norwegian Choir Championship (2012).

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