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Edvard Grieg Kor

Edvard Grieg Kor

The Norwegian vocal ensemble Edvard Grieg Kor, founded and based in Bergen, is the resident a cappella ensemble at Troldhaugen, the home of Edvard Grieg. Displaying versatility across all musical genres, it performs regularly with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and also forms the heart of the Chorus of Bergen Nasjonale Opera. It is rapidly gaining a reputation as a leading eight-part a cappella ensemble, giving more than fifty performances annually throughout Norway and abroad. Leading composers have written numerous works and arrangements specially for the choir, including an eight-part arrangement of Grieg’s ‘Holberg’ Suite and a setting of Våren by david lang. In addition to its busy performing schedule, the choir manages a comprehensive development and education programme, dedicated to encouraging a cappella singing to the highest level; it includes five children’s choirs in Bergen, and Edvard Grieg Ungdomskor (members aged sixteen to twenty-four), whose eclectic work has included an appearance in concert with the Rolling Stones. Edvard Grieg Kor has recently participated in performances of Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, as well as Britten’s War Requiem, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, and Britten’s Peter Grimes. In 2017 the choir’s recording of Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra was nominated for a Grammy award in the category Best Choral Performance.

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