Good Friday concert with Edvard Grieg Kor
The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer – An Oratorium composed by John Stainer (1840-1901) in 1887.
Stainer’s Crucifixion is one of the most popular works of the English repertoire. Stainer used J. S. Bach’s large passions as a model, but wanted to compose a work for choirs at all levels. 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.
The vocal ensemble Edvard Grieg Kor is a residence ensemble at Edvard Grieg’s home, Troldhaugen. The choir’s repertoire spans across many genres, and the singers are often heard togther with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and as the core of the choir at Bergen National Opera. Through performances both in Norway and abroad, the choir has achieved status as a leading eight-part cappella ensemble, and a whole series of works and events are dedicated to them by well-known composers such as Jonathan Rathbone and David Lang.
Edvard Grieg Kor
Stevie Higgins, conductor
Sigurd Melvær Øgaard, organ