The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir (Det Norske Solistkor) is one of Norway’s leading ensembles in any genre and among the foremost chamber choirs in Europe. The choir is equally at home in the classical/romantic repertoire and in contemporary music, making regular excursions into folk-derived music and National Romantic works. The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir was founded in 1950 by the composer Knut Nystedt, who was its conductor for forty years. In 1990 he was succeeded by Grete Pedersen, who remains the choir’s artistic director to this day.
The choir organizes numerous concerts on its own, as well as participating at festivals in Norway and abroad. In recent times it has collaborated with ensembles such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Accademia Bizantina, Oslo Sinfonietta, TrondheimSolistene, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. In 2012 the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir was named ‘Performer of the year’ by the Norwegian Society of Composers, receiving the Gammleng Award the same year in the art music category. Since 2007 the choir’s collaboration with BIS Records has resulted in a series of internationally acclaimed recordings of classical and modern repertoire (Bach, Brahms, Webern, Messiaen), contemporary music (Saariaho, Nørgård, Xenakis) and crossover projects. The choir comprises 26 highly trained singers, all potential soloists in various genres as well as fully embracing the art of ensemble singing.
For further information, please visit the Norwegian Soloists' Choir's website.