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Bodø Cathedral Choir

As with all cathedrals who take pride in their status, Bodø Cathedral has a cathedral choir. The choir has an important place in the cathedral’s comprehensive choral and church music programme, which is well known both locally and nationally.

Bodø Cathedral Choir was founded in 1954, and has since then performed choral music in a multitude of styles. If we look back, we find two important areas that have helped define the choir’s identity.

One area is the performance of large scale choral works, such as Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Verdi’s Requiem, and masses by Haydn and Mozart. As a rule, such a work is performed once every year, usually early in advent and mainly in a close cooperation with the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013 the choir performed both Bach's St Matthew Passion with double choir and double orchestra in March, and Handel's Messiah in December. The latter was done all by heart - both by the choir and our Principal Conductor! 

The other important theme for Bodø Cathedral Choir is Norwegian music and it’s traditions, especially from Northern Norway. Texts by poets like Petter Dass and Elias Blix, with settings composed by leading North Norwegian musicians is one of many projects the cathedral choir has worked with, and some even resulted in CD recordings. Traditional folk music from North Norway has also been presented, sometimes in new and exciting versions.

Bodø Cathedral Choir has worked often with other choirs, groups and musicians, both in the city and region. This has led to many exciting collaborations, which in a positive way contribute to breaking down any barriers that may exist about church and choral music. Maybe the best know project has been a collaboration with the artist Halvdan Sivertsen, which, amongst other things, led to the involvement of the Cathedral Choir in one of Sivertsen’s CD’s. Other memorable projects include the Evening Jazz concert, which has become an annual event, held just before Christmas. This concert has made it possible for the choir to perform with many of Norway’s leading jazz musicians.

Øystein Jæger has been the Principal Conductor for Bodø Cathedral Choir since 2009.

Links and Contact information

Please take a look at our Photo gallery!

You can read (in norwegian) about our CD recordings, and you can order (or ask questions) about CDs by sending an email to Svein Egerdahl

Contact persons for Bodø Domkor are Principal Conductor Øystein Jæger and Chairman Lars (Lasse) Holm.

Øystein Jæger
Phone +47 950 86406
Email: Oystein.Jaeger@kirken.bodo.no

Lars (Lasse) Holm
Phone +47 976 90 799
Email: Lrh@caa.no

Mail address: Bodø Domkor, P.O. Box 1094, 8001 Bodø, Norway
Visiting address: Bodø Cathedral, Torvgata 12, 8006 Bodø, Norway

Official organization number: 975 605 604
Bank account: 4500.76.75732

You are also welcome to contact our web editor Trond Haave and our web master Dag Pedersen.

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22. desember 2017
Nattjazz med Tore Johansen
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22. mars 2018
Lobgesang
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17. mai 2018
Nasjonal festaften
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