The 4th World Choir Games will be held in Xiamen from July 15-26. This huge cultural event will attract more than 400 choirs with about 20 000 singers from all over the world, and two Norwegian choirs will be present to compete among the world’s best choirs.
The Norwegian Student Choral Society (NSCS) (Den norske Studentersangforening) is founded in 1845 and is the official male choir of the University of Oslo. NSCS’ first concert in China will be in Beijing at 7.30pm on 21 July at Jin Fan concert hall. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy the choir’s repertoire, which includes Norwegian romantic pieces as well as extremely varied songs, sung in seven languages and reaching through several centuries. Thereafter the choir heads for the grand competition in Xiamen.
Another exciting and highly talented choir to participate in Xiamen is the women’s choir Cantus from Trondheim in Norway. Led by the acclaimed conductor Tove Ramlo, the Cantus choir consists of about 30 women in the age of 20-40 years old. The choir’s innovativeness is defined through untraditional and exciting choice of repertoire and concert performances. Cantus has previously participated in 10 international choir competitions, and 9 nine times become the winner of its category.