Bergen kirkeautunnale: Lobet den Herrn – Bach motets and David psalms
Thursday 24th September 8PM, Bergen domkirke
Edvard Grieg Choir presents a program with great contrasts: Three of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most beloved motets stand side by side with a wide selection of choral music from the 19th century to the present day, most with lyrics from the Psalms of David. There will be music with prayers and praise, inspired by the festival’s headline BEDEHUS, and in addition you will hear kinship and differences with the choir composers Bach, Mendelssohn, Penderecki, Nystedt and Parry.
The Norwegian vocal ensemble Edvard Grieg choir is a residence ensemble at Edvard Grieg’s home, Troldhaugen. The choir’s repertoire spans across the genres, and the singers are often heard together with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and as the core of the choir at the Bergen National Opera’s productions.
Through performances both in Norway and abroad, the choir has achieved status as a leading eight-part a cappella ensemble, and a whole range of works and arrangements have been dedicated to them, including well-known composers such as Jonathan Rathbone and David Lang.
Edvard Grieg Kor
Siri Hilmen cello
Stevie Higgins organ
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