The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir (Det Norske Solistkor) is an innovative ensemble steeped in a rich history. As one of Europe’s leading chamber choirs, it performs spectacular concerts in Norway and abroad, in concert halls and churches as well as more unconventional venues. The choir consists of 26 hand-picked, professional singers, who with their artistic director Grete Pedersen achieve ambitious artistic goals through constant development. Concerts featuring the choir offer audiences the opportunity to experience new works, folk music and classics from the Nordic and international choral literature, often in unexpected combinations. In addition to appearing at leading festivals in Norway and abroad, the choir organises its own concert series.
Since its inception in 1950, the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir has carved out a unique position in Norwegian music. Knut Nystedt, its founder, conducted the choir for 40 years before Grete Pedersen took over in 1990. Since 2019 Yuval Weinberg has been the choir’s principal guest conductor.
A critically acclaimed discography has been awarded distinctions such as the prestigious Diapason d’or de l’année (for Bach – The Motets), while the album Meins Lebens Licht with works by Bach and Nystedt was nominated for Spellemannprisen (the ‘Norwegian Grammy’). In 2012 the choir was named ‘Performers of the Year’ by the Norwegian Society of Composers. As the first choir in the Nordic countries, in 2009 the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir became a member of Tenso, the European network for professional chamber choirs.
For further information, please visit the Norwegian Soloists' Choir's website.