Exceptional Norwegian Female Choir to Perform at Grand View

March 12, 2018

Seventy years ago, The Women’s Choral Society of the University of Oslo (Kvindelige StudentersSangforening (KSS)) sailed across the Atlantic for a three-month tour of the United States. This March, the choir will once again visit the US, tracing some of the steps from 1948.

KSS was founded in 1895, making them the oldest academic female choir in the world. Since 2015 they are also ranked the number one women’s choir worldwide by the organization Interkultur. With 123 years of history, they honor their traditions, but also continue to develop their society through singing new music and building new musical relations both at home and abroad.

All are invited to their concert on Sunday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Luther Memorial Church. The repertoire stretches from Norwegian folk music to contemporary works. They hope to give the audience a taste of the sound of Norwegian choral music, from the 19th century and up until today. Some of this repertoire will be available on their new record that will be released in Norway in May. However, they are pre-launching the record on their US tour!

Furthermore, they are proud to announce that one of their singers, the talented Sara Aimée Smiseth, will enrich our concert with some of Edvard Grieg’s piano music. This year, it is 175 years since the birth of Norway’s most beloved composer.