Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church / Mindekirken
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 11. a.m.
Boe Memorial Chapel
St. Olaf College
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Luther Memorial Church
Tuesday, April 4., 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
Den Norske Lutherske Minnekirke
Sunday, April 9, 12.30 p.m
2614 N Ketzie Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60647
Trinity Christian College
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
Palos Heights, Illinois
Magical moments - from heart to heart
Nidaros Cathedral Girls’ Choir was established in 1992 and is based in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway. The choir consists of the Girls’ Group, (ages 10-13) and the Youth Group (ages 14 -19), with a total of 75 members. Their conductor and artistic director is Anita Brevik. Our goal is to give the listener magical moments through a high artistic level and communaction - from heart to heart.
The choir has come to be recognised as one of the finest youth choral ensembles in Norway, and is noted for its sublime artistry and innovative programming. The choir is characterised by a high artistic level as well as great musical versatility, and has commissioned and premiered many works.
The Girls’ Choir has always held high artistic ambitions, and has a particular commitment to commissioning contemporary music for treble and female choirs. It has performed a large number of concerts collaborating with professional musicians and artists, and regularly works with orchestras such as the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the TrondheimSoloists. The choir has also collaborated with internationally renowned conductors such as Edward Higginbottom, Grete Pedersen, Andrew Parrott, Bob Chilcott and Anton Armstrong.
The choir regularly participates in national ceremonies in Nidaros Cathedral. In 2002 it performed at the Royal Wedding ceremony for HRH Princess Märtha Louise, and has given many performances for the King and Queen of Norway. The television show ‘A St. Olaf Christmas in Norway’ was produced in collaboration with St. Olaf College Choir, USA both in 2005 and 2013. The shows were recorded in Nidaros Cathedral, and were broadcast by both PBS and NRK.
In 2011, the choir performed during the World Symposium on Choral Music in Puerto Madryn, Argentina as one of 20 choirs chosen from top choirs from all around the world. The choir has performed at a large number of concerts in Norway and internationally.
Anita Brevik is the artistic director and conductor of Nidaros Cathedral Girls’ Choir. She was educated at the Trondheim Conservatory of Music. Brevik has been with the choir since its establishment in 1992 and has always been an important source of inspiration for the girls. Her careful and systematic training with the girls’ voices has yielded outstanding results, and the choir’s warm and homogenous sound has become its trademark. She wishes to develop the girls’ musical understanding as well as give them good vocal and musical ideals through different genres of music and through collaborations with various musicians and artists. In 2011 she became the European representative on the Artistic Committee for the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music, which was held in Seoul, South Korea in August 2014.