Ghislaine Morgan, singing teacher and choir coach
– so newly formed but so accomplished already – for your immensely expressive, generous singing in both intimate & extrovert pieces that was both moving & breathtaking to listen to. You exhibited such control, clarity of sound, & memory skills. ‘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 Part’s later works. ‘Leonardo’ was exciting & uplifting; ‘Peccavi super numerum’ full of variety of interpretation & good ensemble. Your Grieg was exquisite.
Arvo Pärt, composer
I hope you win…
(on rehearsal before the finals of the London International Choral Competition)
Gro Rakner Meinelly, choral conductor
I heard and saw OBK at the Rafto award seremony yesterday. It was magic!
Victoria Ely, choral conductur
Your performance was sleek and extraordinarily well-prepared; the sound across the ensemble was at all times warm and full, showing excellent vocal, ensemble (and conducting!) technique. I could go on but really, from start to finish it was a pleasure to listen to you sing and I feel that all chamber choirs (especially in the UK) could learn a lot from hearing you.
Sven Åge Birkeland, artistic and managing director at BIT Teatergarasjen
You were AWESOME!
(about the singing of Ole Bull Chamber Choir in the show Oslo by Mette Edvardsen)