Melissa Bradshaw

The Carice Singers present Sounding North tour

10:44, 15th May 2019

Following its successful premiere at the Oxford Lieder Festival in October, The Carice Singers will bring Sounding North – a regional exploration of Nordic choral music – to Cheltenham, London and Warwick in a series of concerts this summer.

The programme features examples of choral music from all five Nordic countries as well as examples of Nordic Sounds, featuring Swedish herding calls (‘Kulning’), Norweigan folk-singing, and ‘löyly’ (the sound of steam in a Finnish sauna). Composers include the more familiar – Grieg, Sibelius and Stenhammar – alongside leading contemporary names such as Saariaho, Rehnqvist, Nørgård and Whittall.

Founder, conductor and artistic director of The Carice Singers, George Parris, said: ‘This is a really ambitious project for us, and we’re hoping to attract many Nordic natives as well as converting many Nordic novices, promoting a sense of regionalism with the languages, cultures and sounds included in this programme.’

The tour will begin on 5 July 2019 with a concert at the All Saints’ Church, Cheltenham, as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival. Two concerts at The Swedish Church, London will follow on 6 and 7 July, before ending with a final performance at St Mary’s Church, Warwick on 9 July.

For further information and to book tickets visit www.thecaricesingers.co.uk/concerts.

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