George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Let the Bright Seraphim – Aksel JS Rykkvin (boy soprano) – Magne H Draagen (organ) – April 2015

Treble Aksel Johannes Skramstad Rykkvin performs "Let the Bright Seraphim" (GF Händel) during his concert with leading cathedral organist Magne H Draagen in Nidaros Cathedral on Easter Sunday April 5, 2015. http://www.ajsrykkvin.no Aksel sings in Oslo Cathedral Boys´Choir and in the Children’s Chorus of the Norwegian National Opera. Voice teachers: Helene Haarr / Marianne Willumsen…

Franz Schubert: Ave Maria – Nidarosdomens Guttekor, Soloist – Adrian Skaar Hestnes

Schubert’s Ave Maria performed here by the Norwegian boys’ choir the Nidarosdomens Guttekor (Nidaros Cathedral Boys Choir), the soloist is the incomparable Adrian Skaar Hestnes. I can’t recall ever hearing it better sung. Click the player below to listen and enjoy :-) markfromireland [audio:http://saturdaychorale.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Ave_Maria_Schubert_Adrian_Skaar_Hestnes_and_NGK.mp3|titles=Ave_Maria_Schubert_Adrian_Skaar_Hestnes_and_NGK]

Nidarosdomens Guttekor : Pie Jesu

This weeks "Saturday chorale" is a performance of a modern piece by a Norwegian choir. There are lots excellent Scandinavian choirs with a long history of musical excellence and the Nidarosdomens Guttekor (Nidaros Cathedral Boys Choir) is a good example of this. Their name "Nidarosdomens Guttekor" translates  as "Nidaros Cathedral Boys’ Choir",  "Nidaros" is the…