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Premiered to great acclaim at the Oxford Lieder Festival last Autumn, ‘Sounding North’ presents a regional exploration of Nordic choral music from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day.

The audience will experience music and languages from Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, in addition to ‘kulning’ (Swedish herding calls), Norwegian folk-singing, and ‘löyly’ (the sound of steam in a Finnish sauna).

Programme
Icelandic hymn (arr. Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson) – Heyr, himna smiður
Edvard Grieg – Hvad est du dog skjøn
Wilhelm Stenhammar – September
Jean Sibelius – Rakastava
Kaija Saariaho – Nuits Adieux
David Wikander – Förvårskväll
Matthew Whittall – Lauantaisauna
Per Nørgård – Maya Dansar
Norwegian folksong (arr. Ørjan Matre) – Halleluja, vår strid er endt
Karin Rehnqvist – I Himmelen

Performers
The Carice Singers, conducted by George Parris