SAGT OM OBK
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, kordirigent
Hørte og så OBK på Rafto-tildelingen i går, det var magisk!
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, teatersjef v/BIT Teatergarasjen
Dere var KONGE!
(om Ole Bull Kammerkors innsats under forestillingen Oslo av Mette Edvardsen)