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Spring Comes to Oslo with International Church Music Festival

International Church Music Festival of Oslo festival presents the diversity of church music - from medieval to modern times until 10th of March
Spring Comes to Oslo with International Church Music Festival

Oslo International Church Music Festival is an annual spring festival. Since 2001 the festival has been giving the public the chance to experience concerts in some of the city’s great churches. The festival presents church music from the Middle Ages up to the present time, making it an important steward of early music as well as a mediator of contemporary expression.

In addition to experiencing the world’s leading choirs, orchestras and soloists, you can attend festival high mass, a festival exhibition, a tour of the city’s church organs, a master class, a festival café and family performances for children.

The Festival marks the thirteenth anniversary this year. The festival organizers define the organization as an inclusive forum for church musicians, choirs, orchestras and ensembles, and for people regardless of their affiliation or belief. The festival is a central institution in the development of church music in Norway, and makes a major contribution to Oslo’s recognition as an international music capital in Europe. The festival is Norway’s largest exhibition of early music and associated international specialist performers (Astrid Kvalbein, Aftenposten), while we garner considerable international attention in our efforts to make contemporary music more visible and accessible through development efforts and educational initiatives. Oslo International Church Music Festival proves that contemporary music is very much alive in Norway. It is not only accepted, but listened to, and not only by experts. The festival presents classics such as Charpentier’s "Te Deum" and Händel’s "Messiah," but what makes this festival so interesting are the works of contemporary composers. The concerts of their works were as well attended as those of their late colleagues. (Thomas Migge, Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR)

The church music festival consistently works to develop projects that move the church music genre forward. The festival’s roots in Oslo, combined with the depth of our international performers, make us the leading presenter of church music in Norway and ensures a high level of professional excellence.

01/03/2013-10/03/2013 Monday-Sunday Oslo

See the full program

fredag 01. mars

19:00

Åpning: The Tallis Scholars

lørdag 02. mars

12:00

Bach for fiolin og orgel

15:00

Bach møter folkemusikken

18:00

Nidarosdomens Guttekor

21:00

Fransk senkveld

søndag 03. mars

11:00

Festivalhøymesse i Oslo Domkirke

13:00

Verdensledende musikere i samtale med Halfdan Bleken

14:00

Åpne prøver for studenter og spesielt interesserte

15:00

Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité av Olivier Messiaen

17:00

Kärlekens väg

19:00

Kveldsmesse i Trefoldighetskirken

19:00

Nytt verk av Magnar Åm

20:30

J. S. Bachs cembalokonserter

mandag 04. mars

19:30

Beatitudes - Saligprisningene

tirsdag 05. mars

12:00

Ekstra: Festivalutstilling i Oslo Domkirke

19:30

Orgelkonsert med romantiske mesterverker

onsdag 06. mars

13:00

Festivalutstilling i Oslo Domkirke

19:00

Verdensledende musikere i samtale med Halfdan Bleken

20:00

Folkemusikk møter tidligmusikk

torsdag 07. mars

14:00

Mesterklasse med organist Bernhard Haas

19:30

Köthener Trauermusik av J.S. Bach

fredag 08. mars

20:00

Lamentasjoner med Nordic Voices

lørdag 09. mars

15:00

Familieforestilling: Vivaldi for barn

19:00

Oslo-Filharmonien

søndag 10. mars

11:00

Festivalhøymesse i Østre Aker kirke

11:00

Festivalhøymesse i Oslo Domkirke

11:00

Festivalhøymesse i Gamle Aker kirke

11:00

Festivalhøymesse i Helgerud kirke

13:00

Verdensledende musikere i samtale med Halfdan Bleken

14:00

Orgelbuzzen

18:00

Familieforestilling: Vivaldi for barn

19:30

Avslutning: Gabrieli Consort

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