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Helgeland Kammerkor

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Active from  1992
Record label  IndiGoBoom
Genre  Folk
Helgeland Kammerkor
Albums  Folketoner fra Helgeland, Mennesket og skaperverket
People also search for  KammeRana, Onøy/Lurøy sangkor, Helgeland Sinfonietta

Helgeland kammerkor


Helgeland Kammerkor is a mixed choir from the region of Helgeland in Northern Norway. The choir was founded in Sandnessjøen i 1992, and currently has around 35 members. The members of Helgeland Kammerkor meet once a month for rehearsals, and give concerts 4-5 times a year. The choir has a broad repertoire that includes church music, madrigals, Nordic folk music and large concert works such as Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. Since 2009 the choir has been conducted by Christopher Eva.

Contents

Helgeland Kammerkor have recorded two CDs: Folketoner fra Helgeland (Folk music from Helgeland) in 2005, and Mennesket og skaperverket (Man and Creation) in 2012.

In the autumn of 2012 Helgeland Kammerkor celebrated their 20th anniversary with concerts on the Hurtigruten (Norwegian coastal ship) and in Lurøy Church. In March 2013 Helgeland Kammerkor were artist of the week on the Norwegian radio station NRK Nordland, with music from the CD Mennesket og skaperverket.

Recent activity

  • 2011. June: choir tour to London with a concert in St. Mary’s Church, Lewisham. December: Christmas concert in Tärnaby church, Sweden.
  • 2012. Spring concerts on the islands of Lovund (celebrating the return on 14 April of the puffin breeding colony) and Dønna (celebrating the annual unveiling of the phallic stone). 20th anniversary concert in Lurøy Church.
  • 2013. Spring concerts in Sandnessjøen Church, Røssvoll Church, Mo Church (Nordland) and Vega Church. Christmas concerts in Sandnessjøen Church and Herøy Church (Nordland).
  • 2014. May: Concert performance of Carmina Burana by Carl Orff in collaboration with the ensemble KammeRana, with concerts in Mosjøen, Sandnessjøen, Nesna and Mo i Rana. June: Choir tour to Reykjavik, Iceland. October: concerts in Korgen Church and Drevja Church. December: Christmas concerts in Sandnessjøen Church and Dønnes Church.
  • International tours

  • London, England (2011). Helgeland Kammerkor sang in the Norwegian church in London (St Olav's Church) and gave a concert in St Mary's Church in Lewisham. The choir also visited Greenwich.
  • Reykjavik, Iceland (2014). Helgeland Kammerkor sang in Fella- and Hóla Church, the Nordic House and Harpa Concert Hall.
  • In 2011 Helgeland Kammerkor gave a Christmas concert in Tärnaby, Sweden.

    Songs

    Tommeltott - slikkepottFolketoner fra Helgeland · 2016
    Mor Firslings VuggesangFolketoner fra Helgeland · 2016
    VårsøgMennesket og skaperverket · 2016

    References

    Helgeland Kammerkor Wikipedia


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