Carmina Burana

At the Arctic Arts Festival

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Chorists from throughout Northern Norway have been selected for what may be the largest project choir ever formed in the region. The Norwegian Choir Society, Vokal North, the Arctic Philharmonic, the Norwegian Army Band Northern Norway and the Arctic Arts Festival are collaborating to perform the magnificent work Carmina Burana at the Arctic Arts Festival in 2017.

Collaboration between professionals and amateurs
Eighty years after premiering, Carl Orff’s well-known choral work Carmina Burana is still performed worldwide. The Arctic Art Festival’s production of this famous work involves a broad collaboration between professionals and amateurs. Vokal Nord is the region’s leading professional choir and has a well-earned reputation for uniting classical choral music with traditional music from Northern Norway. Along with Northern Norway’s top ensembles, the Arctic Philharmonic and the Norwegian Army Band Northern Norway NOSO and Force Band, they will create a unique artistic setting for the Project.

- As part of the Arctic Arts Festival, it’s important to create good arenas for collaboration. This has been a key part of the festival since its establishment in 1964. We also know that choral productions have wide appeal, says Festival Director Maria Utsi.

Chorists from the entire region
The musical director for project choir in Carmina Burana is Siv Cathrine Johansen's, who will be assisted during rehearsals by Dag Erik Enoksen. The production wishes to involve participants from throughout Northern Norway, who will gather for rehearsals on three weekends, including the concert weekend during the Arctic Arts Festival in 2017.


Read more on the Arctic Arts Festival’s website.