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With Beethoven in nature

Saturday October 17 2020, 18:00

Edvard Grieg Choir was inspired by nature when they composed the evening’s concert program, which is also a journey through choral works from several countries in the time span 1814 to 2011.

Christ on the Mount of Olives

Sunday October 04 2020, 18:00

Christ on the Mount of Olives is Beethoven’s rarely performed and only oratorio, is linked to Easter and is about Jesus’ pain and inner chaos in the last time before the crucifixion.

VOCES8 – Opening concert from London

Wednesday September 23 2020, 18:00

Just before the pandemic broke out, VOCES8 and Edvard Grieg Kor were on their way to a new collaboration. The physical meeting must now wait, but Autunnalen is happy to still have VOCES8 on the program, with a digital opening concert from London!

Vilde Frang plays Beethoven

Wednesday September 09 2020, 19:30

The choral work “Lux Aeterna” was composed by the Hungarian-Austrian composer György Ligeti (1923-2006) in 1966 and is both mysterious, disturbing and peacefully beautiful.

Closing concert of the summer academy 2020

Saturday August 08 2020, 14:00

Edvard Grieg Youth Choir invite to the closing concert for the Summer Academy 2020 in Oseana Art and Culture Center. Various music by Henry Purcell is performed.

Cancelled: Beethoven 250 – Christ on the Mount of Olives

Thursday April 02 2020, 19:30

Christ on the Mount of Olives projects Beethoven’s own emotional turmoil onto that of Christ’s last hours on earth before crucifixion. It is a powerful, dramatic and intense work in which Beethoven is unflinching in the face of emotional and physical distress.

Cancelled: La clemenza di Tito

Saturday March 21 2020, 18:00

Due to the corona virus, Bergen National Opera and Musikkselskapet Harmonien have decided to cancel the Mozart opera La clemenza di Tito.

The Blue Planet in Concert

Thursday February 13 2020, 19:00:00.000

The Blue Planet was unlike any other nature film when it appeared in 2001.

Classical Christmas

Monday December 09 2019, 18:00

In December, we gather all of the Edvard Grieg Choirs for our traditional Christmas concert in the Cathedral.

Peter Grimes, Royal Festival Hall

Saturday November 30 2019, 19:00

Benjamin Britten’s operatic masterpiece Peter Grimes tells of a hard-worn, remote fishing community bound together by tradition and suspicion. It contains some of Britten’s most heart-rending, serene, uplifting and terrifying music, not least his four mighty orchestral depictions of the sea.

Peter Grimes, The Norwegian Opera and Ballet

Saturday November 23 2019, 18:00

Benjamin Britten’s operatic masterpiece Peter Grimes tells of a hard-worn, remote fishing community bound together by tradition and suspicion. It contains some of Britten’s most heart-rending, serene, uplifting and terrifying music, not least his four mighty orchestral depictions of the sea.

Peter Grimes, Grieghallen

Thursday November 21 2019, 19:00

Benjamin Britten’s operatic masterpiece Peter Grimes tells of a hard-worn, remote fishing community bound together by tradition and suspicion. It contains some of Britten’s most heart-rending, serene, uplifting and terrifying music, not least his four mighty orchestral depictions of the sea.

Sweeney Todd

Wednesday November 06 2019

Blood-soaked revenge, love and human meat pies are some of the spine-tingling ingredients in the musical Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street.

Love Songs with Edvard Grieg Kor

Wednesday October 16 2019, 19:30

Brahms’ charming Liebesliederwalzer are collections of love songs written in a folk style, but that doesn’t mean the composer didn’t take it seriously.

Cabaret with Janie Dee

Saturday October 05 2019, 18:00

Musical favourites and surprises when welcoming the famous British actor and singer Janie Dee, directly from London’s West End! Nachspiel in the bar with Cantabile in their first appearance in Norway, where they will be joined by Edvard Grieg Kor.

Opera Gala

Thursday October 03 2019, 19:30

Bergen welcomes the winners of the 2019 Queen Sonja International Music Competition for this special Gala Concert at the Grieg Hall conducted by another young talent who is setting the world alight, Evan Rogister. Post-concert recital with Edvard Grieg Kor.

Faith’s rare treasure

Sunday September 29 2019, 15:00

The program includes works by Josquin, Lassus and Brahms, as well as pieces by the Norwegian composers, Marianne Reidarsdatter Eriksen, Ørjan Matre and Magnar Åm.

Next Step 1 – Space

Thursday September 12 2019, 19:30

The Edvard Grieg Kor and Youth Choir join the orchestra for Eric Whitacre’s vision of the cosmos, which comes with its own revelatory climax.

Resurrection Symphony

Thursday September 05 2019, 19:30

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra’s season opens with one of the biggest gestures in music and one of the central question we face as human beings.

Four psalms

Friday May 24 2019, 19:30

New life to Griegs final work. In this concert At this concert, among others, Grieg’s work Four Hymns is on the program, in a revised version written by Tyrone Landau.

Beethoven’s Ninth

Thursday May 02 2019

Edward Gardner presides over an epic conclusion to the season as four Norwegian soloists join the Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Choir and the Edvard Grieg Choir in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth, a symphony whose message of universality and humanity has never been surpassed.

Good Friday concert with Edvard Grieg Kor

Friday April 19 2019, 18:00

Stainer’s Crucifixion is one of the most popular works of the English repertoire. The Crucifixion describes the events of the Passover story in a vibrant and dramatic way, from the violent exclamation of the masses to heavenly beautiful meditations.

Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto

Thursday April 11 2019

In this concert Thierry Fischer presents the Russian orthodox Easter psalm “Grob tvoi, Spase”, and also the concerto by Rachmaninov that was most clearly shaped by such chant. The undulating melody of the third Piano Concerto weaves its way into one of the most heart-stopping musical narratives of the twentieth century, as a lone virtuoso thunders and against a surging orchestra.

RNCM Chamber Choir with Edvard Grieg Kor

Saturday February 16 2019, 19:30

Ahead of their visit to Bergen in April, the RNCM Chamber Choir shares our Concert Hall stage with special guests, the Bergen-based Edvard Grieg Kor, for this spectacular choral event, performing a programme of British and Scandinavian music.

Amadeus Live

Thursday January 24 2019, 19:00

Amadeus returns to the big screen for this concert but with one big difference: the music by Mozart and Salieri that threads its way through the story will be performed live by full choir and orchestra. An unmissable new presentation of one of the greatest films ever made.

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Tuesday December 18 2018, 19:30

Baroque music specialist and artistic director of the Innsbruck Early Music Festival, Alessandro de Marchi comes to Bergen to lead these performances of Bach’s cycle of cantatas recounting the Christmas narrative from the expectation of Christ’s birth to his infancy.

Poulenc Gloria

Thursday December 13 2018, 19:30

Ludovic Morlot conducts the Edvard Grieg Kor and Bergen Philharmonic Chorus as they join the orchestra and soprano Marita Sølberg for Francis Poulenc’s outlandish proclamation of faith, his extravagant setting of the Gloria.

Christmas concert

Monday December 03 2018, 18:00

With shorter days and colder weather upon us, “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and what would Christmas be without going to our julekonsert in Bergen’s Domkirke.

Prohibited music!

Friday November 23 2018, 19:30

A concert with works written by composers who were banned by the Nazis before and during World War II.

Duruflé Requiem

Sunday November 04 2018, 19:30

The French organist Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) composed slowly and carefully. He stated that “I am unable to add anything significant to the piano repertoire, view the string quartet with apprehension, and envisage with terror the idea of composing a song after the finished examples of Schubert, Fauré and Debussy.” However, the few works that were […]

Candide

Wednesday October 31 2018

Edvard Grieg Kor participates in Bergen National Opera’s staging of Bernstein’s Candide.

Cantiones Sacrae – male quintet from Edvard Grieg Kor

Sunday October 28 2018, 16:00

Together with counter tenor William Purefoy, the men from Edvard Grieg Kor will perform motets from one of the earliest English collections of church music, Cantiones Sacrae – by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.

Grieg minute by minute

Friday June 15 2018

Edvard Grieg Kor participates in Grieg minute by minute – the slow-TV event of the year, a 30 hour-long broadcast from Troldhaugen and Grieghallen on the 15th and 16th of June.

Berlioz: Grande messe des morts

Wednesday May 23 2018, 18:45

The choral component to this co-production with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bergen National Opera consists of the Edvard Grieg Choir, the Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Collegiûm Mûsicûm and the Royal Northern College of Music Choir, all led by choirmaster Håkon Matti Skrede.

Edvard Grieg Kor and Voces8

Thursday April 19 2018, 19:30

At this concert Voces8 and Edvard Grieg Kor will perform many of their own favorite works, both separately and together.

Verdi Requiem

Thursday March 22 2018, 19:30

Edvard Grieg Kor participates in Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Verdi’s masterpiece is in a league of its own. It is also a piece of tremendous beauty that appears to look to the heavens from its delicate, hushed opening.

The Flying Dutchman

Saturday March 10 2018

Edvard Grieg Kor participates in Bergen National Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s The flying Dutchman. Few composers capture passion better than Wagner – a composer whose music swirls through the soul, who paints nature in all its beauty and brutality, and who tells fantastical stories.

Classical Christmas – rhythms from around the world

Monday December 18 2017, 18:00

Every year children and adults gather for a Christmas concert in Bergen Cathedral.
Here you will meet different singers, from aspirants who will sing the Christmas concert for the first time to the young people from Edvard Grieg Youth Choir, and the professional singers of Edvard Grieg Kor.

Otello

Monday December 11 2017, 19:00

Otello, his Venetian general, is defending the Cypriots against Turkish invasion but becomes obsessed with rumours of his wife’s infidelity, implied by his ensign, Iago.

Messiah in Bergen Cathedral

Sunday December 03 2017, 18:00

Bergen Domkor and Edvard Grieg Kor in a new cooperation.
At last it’s Bergen Domkor’s turn to perform “Messiah” by Georg Friedrich Händel! The soloist parts will be sung by Edvard Grieg Kor. A Baroque orchestra put together for the occasion will be led by Stefan Lindvall.

Messiah in Foldnes Church

Saturday December 02 2017, 18:00

Bergen Domkor and Edvard Grieg Kor in a new cooperation.
At last it’s Bergen Domkor’s turn to perform “Messiah” by Georg Friedrich Händel! The soloist parts will be sung by Edvard Grieg Kor. A Baroque orchestra put together for the occasion will be led by Stefan Lindvall.

Slaget på Vågen

Friday October 27 2017, 19:30

Edvard Grieg participates in the performance of “Slaget på Vågen”, a dramatic musical work, a cantata by the composer Håkon Berge and author Cecilie Løveid.

On the lighter side

Sunday October 22 2017, 13:00

Jonathan Rathbone, former director of the Swingle Singers, conducts Edvard Grieg Kor in a program ranging from Grieg to Lennon/McCartney and from folksong to Freddie Mercury. Rathbone has arranged all the pieces, including Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite, which was premiered at Troldhaugen in 2015.

Mozart’s Requiem

Thursday October 05 2017, 19:30

Edvard Grieg participates in the performance of Mozart’s Requiem with Thierry Fischer, four esteemed soloists and Bergen Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra.

Leipziger galla

Sunday September 10 2017, 18:00

A grand finale at the Larvik baroque festival with soprano Beate Mordal, violinist Elicia Silverstein, Edvard Grieg Kor and Barokkanerne. Together they celebrate the variety of Bach’s compositions in a concert where works such as the Wedding Cantata, the Violin Concerto in a Minor, and the motet “Komm Jesu Komm” are conducted by Christopher Bucknall from London.

Swingling Holberg

Saturday September 09 2017, 19:00

The Norwegian industrial adventure of the 1800s is over, but the old industrial buildings can recreate the acoustics and the sound of the massive European cathedrals where the masters performed their works. In Edvard Grieg Kor’s evening concert at old Fritzøe Factories, we will be called into the angelic world of vocal Baroque music.

Messiah

Wednesday May 31 2017, 19:00

Edvard Grieg Kor participates in the performance of Händels “Messiah” during the Bergen International Festival. Handel’s great masterpiece brought to life by video artist Netia Jones, the Baroque Soloists and conductor Bjarte Eike.

Peter Grimes

Tuesday May 30 2017, 19:30

Concert performance, sung in English with Norwegian subtitles. Benjamin Britten’s first successful opera Peter Grimes is a darkly beautiful musical psycho-drama.

Edvard Grieg in England

Sunday May 14 2017, 18:00

Edvard Grieg Kor presents choir music by English composers who can all be related to Edvard Grieg. Works written by Charles Stanford, Hubert Parry, Frederic Delius, Arnold Bax and Percy Grainger.

Ein deutsches Requiem

Thursday April 06 2017, 19:30

Edvard Grieg Kor participates in the performance of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem.

Il Turco in Italia

Il Turco in Italia

Saturday March 25 2017

Edvard Grieg Kor participates in the Bergen National Opera’s production of Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia. Faithless women, flirtatious young men, seductive arias and spectacular ensembles – Rossini’s witty Il Turco in Italia is a perfect comedy of Mediterranean manners.

The Minuet Dancer

Sunday March 19 2017, 19:00

“Menuett-danserinnen” (The Minuet Dancer) is a story by Elisabeth and Johan Welhaven. In this concert the story is given new life through song, dance and drama.

Reformasjonsjubileet – Bach – Kantate 80

Sunday March 05 2017, 11:00

On the occation of the Reformation jubilee in Bergen 3-7 March,  Bergen Cathedral Choir, a baroque orchestra and soloists from Edvard Grieg Kor will perform Bachs cantata Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, during the Sunday service in Bergen Cathedral.

Star Wars

Thursday February 16 2017, 19:30

Edvard Grieg Kor participates in the performance of Gustav Holts’ The Planets.

Amerikalinjen

Sunday January 29 2017, 20:00

The theme of tonight’s concert refers to the Norwegian American Line of ships which linked Europe and America throughout most of the 20th century.

Into the Unknown

Friday January 27 2017, 19:30

Edvard Grieg Kor participates in the performance of Vaughan-Williams’ Sinfonia Antarctica.

Amerikalinjen

Thursday January 19 2017, 19:30

The theme of the concert refers to the Norwegian American Line of ships which linked Europe and America throughout most of the 20th century. Works from both continents demonstrate the mutual influences each exerts on the other.

Christmas Concert

Thursday December 01 2016, 19:30

Edvard Grieg Kor participates in “Denne søte juletid”, this year’s Christmas concert in Grieghallen.

Landau: Passio Olavi

Wednesday February 17 2016, 19:00

In the fall of 2015, Passio Olavi was performed in the cathedrals in Bergen and Kristiansand, where they created great excitement. Now we take the work to Trondheim, in Nidarosdomen.

Passio Olavi World Premiere

Saturday October 31 2015, 19:30

Edvard Grieg Kor performs the world premiere at Tyrone Landaus Passio Olavi in Bergen Cathedral on October 31, 2015.