The world premiere of "Te Deum with five poems and a hymn by Jon Fosse" should have been in april, but due to Covid-19 it was cancelled and put out in time. But now Tønsberg cathedral choir and conductor Nina T. Karlsen are ready to perform the piece in the cathedral, on september 27. at 19:00. They perform togehter with organist Otto Cristian Odland, the soprano Ditte Maria Bræin, the barytone Eirik Krokfjord as well as four horn players.
Te Deum is one of the olders christian hymns, dated back to 4th or 5th century. The song of praise has been attributed to Ambrose, men the origin is uncertain. The hymn has followed the christian church, and is among other places sung in cathedrals and monastries as a part of Matins every morning.
I have chosen to combine the latin text with new, norwegian poems written by the world famous playwright Jon Fosse. His world of images and simple, direct language contribute to pulling these classical texts a little closer to us today, as well as giving a more relevant spirituality to the composision as a whole.
September 28, 2018 at 22:00 these two outstanding ensembles unite in the world premiere of a new piece composed directly for them: "Meditations over St. Mary Magdalene's feast in Nidaros" borrows material from a 13th century antiphonal manuscript probably both written in and used in Nidaros, the medieval name of Trond-heim. The new piece is a fantasy around antiphons, hymns and psalms, where both ensemble function either as "medieval anchor" or contemporary commentator.
SSS has earlier worked with other parts of the menuscript «Add fol 47», in "Fingergullmess" and in their recordings of the St. Olaf office. Now it is Mary Magdalene's turn!
See: Trondheim chamber music festival
Sunday june 3rd at 18:00 the chamber choir Ad Cantus and the hardanger fiddle player Sivert Andreas Holmen shall give world premiere to my new siute for choir and fiddle called "Draumen" ("The dream"). The suite has five movements, and the lyrics are written by norwegian poet Olav H. Hauge. Conductor is Ashild Alette Haugstad, and the concert takes place in Nordre Ål church, Lillehammer.
Yhe choir "Con Vocale", the string quartet "Quartet on the corner" and the sorano Cecilie Rønning give world premiere to the cantata "Veni, redemptor omnium" during the anniversary service in Holla church sunday 24th september at 11:00. The cantata is also performed the same day in Holla church at 19:00. Conductor is Cedomir Popadic.
See: Visit Telemark