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Edvard Grieg Kor

Edvard Grieg Kor is a leading 8-part a cappella ensemble, with performances throughout Norway and abroad. The chief conductor seasons 2021/24 is Edward Gardner.

The Norwegian vocal ensemble Edvard Grieg Kor is the resident a cappella ensemble at Troldhaugen, the home of Edvard Grieg. Displaying versatility across all musical genres, they perform regularly with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and also form the core of the Chorus for Bergen National Opera.

They are rapidly gaining a reputation as a leading 8-part a cappella ensemble, with performances throughout Norway and abroad. They have had numerous works and arrangements written specially for them by leading composers including Jonathan Rathbone and David Lang.

In addition to their busy performing schedule, Edvard Grieg Kor is dedicated to encouraging a cappella singing to the highest level across all age groups through their education program for schools and kindergartens, and also through their innovative Møt Koret scheme for amateur choirs and ensembles.

November 2021 it was announced that Edward Gardner will be the chief conductor for the next three seasons. Gardner will lead at least 2 concert productions each season in the period 2021-2024, where the repertoire and program will be prepared by Gardner in collaboration with EGK’s artistic team. Some of the concerts will be included in Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert season programming.

More information on the homepage: Edvard Grieg Kor.

Update: November 2021

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Running period: 01/04-01/04

The Merry Widow 2.0

Experience romantic confusion and caustic satire when the cities of Bergen and Copenhagen unite in a brand new version of Lehár’s legendary operetta.

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RUSALKA new web
Running period: 29-29/10

CANCELLED / Rusalka 2021

All four performances of Rusalka have been cancelled due to the strike in Norway’s culture sector, which also has affected the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Carmen Ketevan Nett
Running period: 16/05-16/05

CARMEN - THE MOVIE

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Fir Stemt Gh
Running period: 31-31/12

Musical Christmas Card

Bergen National Opera has created a special musical Christmas Card this year, presented by the young quartet FirStemt, Edvard Grieg Kor and soprano Elisabeth Teige.

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Macbeth Poster Final Nett
Running period: 13-13/11

MACBETH / CANCELLED

Due to Covid-19 the opera has been cancelled.

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Elisabeth Teige Easter Hymn

Easter Hymn from Cavalleria rusticana

Bergen National Opera is delighted to present an Easter performance especially recorded along with Edvard Grieg Kor and singers who were part of our La clemenza di Tito, which Covid-19 forced us to cancel. We also welcome children from EGK's talent programme.

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From Russia With Love
Running period: 03-03/10

Festival of song

Bergen National Opera and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra present a week with exceptional singing.

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Sweeney Poster Nettsiden
Running period: 08-08/11

Sweeney Todd

Blood-soaked revenge, love and human meat pies are some of the spine-tingling ingredients in the musical Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street.

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Candide Program Nett
Running period: 03-03/11

Candide

A story about an innocent youth who weathers a series of spectacular and funny misfortunes.

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Hollender Nett Kladd Mast 100218
Running period: 16-16/03

The Flying Dutchman

Few composers capture passion better than Wagner – a composer whose music swirls through the soul, who paints nature in all its beauty and brutality, and who tells fantastical stories.

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