Edvard Grieg Kor and Voces8

Grieghallen Edvard Griegs Plass 1, Bergen, Norge Thursday April 19 2018, 19:30

Ensemble Voces8 is established as one of the world’s most flexible and popular singing groups. Voces8 tours frequently in Europe, North-America and Asia with a repertoire which varies from renessance-polyphony to new commissioned works including arrangements of popular music and jazz.

The Bergen-based Edvard Grieg Choir is also a very versatile and flexible group. It performs on a regular basis with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and is at the same time the core of the Bergen National Opera Choir. The choir has in short time established themselves as a leading 8-voice a cappella ensemble, with concerts in Norway and abroad. Several works and arrangements are made specially for them by leading composers like Jonathan Rathbone and David Lang.
They also run an extensive development and education program that includes five children’s choir in Bergen and Edvard Grieg Ungdomskor who attracts singers from all over Norway.

At this concert Voces8 and Edvard Grieg Kor will perform more of their own favorite works.

J. S. Bach – Singet dem Herrn
Arvo Pärt – The Deer’s Cry
Ola Gjeilo – Northern Lights
Ola Gjeilo – Second Eve
Eriks Ešenvalds – O salutaris hostia
J. S. Bach – Komm, Jesu, komm
Edvard Grieg arr. Jonathan Rathbone – Holberg Suite: Prælude & Sarabande
Thomas Tallis – God Grant With Grace
Jonathan Dove – In Beauty May I Walk
Tyrone Landau – Sveini æinum saclausum fra “Passio Olavi”
Benjamin Britten – A Hymn to the Virgin
Sergei Rachmaninov – Bogoroditse Devo
Trad. Irish arr. Joshua Pacey – Danny Boy
Burt Bacharach arr. Jonathan Rathbone – Do you know the way to San José?
Agathe Backer Grøndahl arr. Paul Robinson – Aftnen er stille
Nat ‘King’ Cole arr. Jim Clements – Straighten Up and Fly Right
Duke Ellington arr. Ben Parry – It Don’t Mean a Thing