OBK – a classic chamber choir

Ole Bull Chamber Choir is a classic chamber choir from Bergen, Norway.
The choir consists of singers that are dedicated to classical choral music with artistic leader and conductor Jon Flydal Blichfeldt.

O24 – Yuletide
O24 – Yuletide

Yuletide, Christmas Concerts, Dec. 3rd and 11th

Traditional English and Norwegian Christmas carols presented in two concerts:

About the concerts:

We present traditional Norwegian and English christmas carols. In addition we present some new pieces dedicated to Christmas, Venite Gaudete by Adrian Peacock and Mary’s Song by Knut Nystedt.  You will also hear three Christmas songs from other countries: Hátið fer að höndum ein from Island, O meu minino fro Portugal and Spasenije sodelal from the orthodox church.

Program (in alphabetic order):

  • Away in a manger, first and second tune 
  • Carol of the Bells, arr. Sarah Burnby
  • Coventry Carol, arr. trad.
  • Deilig er jorden, arr. Thomas Beck
  • Ding dong merrily on high, arr. Charles Wood
  • Et lite barn så lystelig, arr. Henning Sommerro
  • Folkefrelsar til oss kom, trad.
  • Gaudete, arr. Jacques Cohen 
  • God rest you merry gentlemen, arr. Ola Gjeilo
  • Hátið fer að höndum ein
  • In the Bleak Midwinter, arr. Ola Gjeilo
  • Jul, jul, strålande jul
  • Mary’s Song, Knut Nystedt
  • Nu vandrer fra hver en verdens krok, arr. Arild Sandvold
  • O magnum mysterium, Francis Poulenc 
  • O meu menino, Eurico Carraposoto
  • Spasenije Sodelal, Pavel Tsjesnokov
  • Venite, Gaudete, Adrian Peacock

Hátid fer ad höndum ein

New singers

‘Virgencita’ was astonishing; it had exactly the sense of calm, stillness, intense moments of silence & the bell-like quality that is the essence of Arvo Pärt’s later works.
‘Leonardo’ was exciting & uplifting; ‘Peccavi super numerum’ full of variety of interpretation & good ensemble. Your Grieg was exquisite.

Ghislaine Morgan,
Jury member at LIACCC (London International A Cappella Choral Competition) 2017

We apply for new singers autumn 2017. New singers in all voice parts with an ability to read music and choral experience are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held in week 32, 33 and 34.

Contact us on to make an appointment for auditioning.

NEXT CONCERT (DECEMBER 2016)

NEXT CONCERT: O6 — XMAS TIME,
a classical christmas concert
Mariakirken, 9 & 10 December, 19:30

Join us for an evening of British carols throughout the ages together with other British choral works, we even throw in a few Norwegian carols for good measure. Works by Benjamin Britten, Charles Villiers Stanford and Richard Rodney Benett, and more.

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