The Oslo Chamber Choir of Norway, an innovative voice in the international musical arena, will perform at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ridgefield on Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. (one night before the group’s appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York). The church, known for its excellent acoustics, is located at 351 Main Street.
Founded in 1984, the choir is composed of some 24 singers who are extensively trained in performing Norwegian folk music. Working closely with selected composers who specialize in Norwegian folk music, it has developed a new way of using this music in a choral setting. The Oslo Chamber Choir has toured throughout Europe, Asia and the United States and has performed by invitation at various international music festivals, as well as at the opening ceremony of the winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994.