Edvard Grieg Kor participates in the BBC Proms 2023 1

Edvard Grieg Kor participates in the BBC Proms 2023 

It is a great honor for us to be part of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 11 August.

The BBC Proms is the world's largest international music festival, and today it was announced that the Edvard Grieg Choir is part of the program for the 2023 season.  

This is a milestone for the Edvard Grieg Kor and a great tribute to the classical music field in Bergen.

The Edvard Grieg Choir will perform two works by Hungarian composer György Ligeti, Requiem and LUX AETERNA.   

Requiem will be performed by the Edvard Grieg Choir together with the Royal Northern College of Music's Chamber Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, and will be conducted by Edward Gardner. LUX AETERNA - Ligeti's virtuoso a cappella masterpiece, will be performed by the Edvard Grieg Choir alone, conducted by Edward Gardner. 

It will be truly amazing to see our 20 singers in the Edvard Grieg Kor perform a cappella in one of the world's most iconic concert halls.

Edward Gardner became principal conductor of the Edvard Grieg Kor for three seasons in 2021, and since then the Bergen-based choir has worked closely with him as an a cappella ensemble.  

- 'The Edvard Grieg Choir is central to music-making in Bergen, and ever since I started working in this city I have been impressed by the quality, versatility and commitment of the group. It is a great privilege to have a central role with these wonderful singers," says Gardner  

The Edvard Grieg Choir will travel to London in early August for extensive rehearsals with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Edward Gardner ahead of the concert on August 11.  

This is certainly the highest profile concert Edvard Grieg Kor has ever performed, and it is a recognition of the extraordinary talent and dedication of the Edvard Grieg Kor singers that we are now working at the very highest level of classical music! It's going to be a fantastic summer for us, whatever the weather," concludes Simon Kirkbride.