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Classical music lovers don’t miss this choir

Do you love listening to good classical music? This one’s been around for 900 years, so they should know how to sing! Joking aside, no lover of music will want to miss the famous Nidaros Cathedral Men and Boys’ Choir (Nidarosdomens Guttekor) from Norway, which performs for the first time in Singapore for two nights – 20 and 21 October only.  Read all about them here and book your tickets through Sistic.

Nidaros Cathedral Men and Boys’ Choir


Over two concerts, the choir will cover a wide repertoire of traditional pieces including Giacomo Puccini’s classic Messa di Gloria, which will be performed in its entirety for the first time in Singapore. The re:SOUND Chamber Orchestra from Singapore will accompany the choir for this section of both concerts.


  • Magne Draagen, Director of Music and organist at Nidaros Cathedral, will accompany the choir for the first part of the programme, which includes several classic Norwegian folk songs.
  • Thomas Ruud is a world-renowned Norwegian tenor who has been invited to join the choir for both performances.
  • Bjørn Moe is Conductor and Artistic Director of the choir, a position he has held for more than four decades. A former professor of music at the University of Trondheim, Bjørn has received the King’s Medal in Gold in his native Norway as a reward for his achievements.
  • Licha Stelaus Productions, the company responsible for bringing the choir to Singapore, was created to represent young talented musicians and performing artists around the world and to help them share their music with a global audience. CEO Richard Chen says, “We emphasise the importance of a full cultural exchange for our artists so when they come to Singapore they have the opportunity to experience the many delights the country has to offer. We’re proud to bring such a delightful, talented and unique group such as Nidarosdomens Guttekor to Singapore and we’re truly excited to share their music.”


For two nights only, on 20 and 21 October


Esplanade Concert Hall


Tickets are available from $70 through Sistic.

Did you know?

The Esplanade Concert Hall is home to a magnificent pipe organ, consisting of 4,740 pipes and 61 stops – it was custom designed and built by German organ-maker Johannes Klais Orgelbau. The organ will be played by Magne Draagen during both the choir performances.


The Esplanade Concert Hall performances in October are sponsored by the Chenter Foundation, Forest Adventure, Right Hook Communications and supported by the Norwegian Embassy of Singapore and Norwegian Business Association of Singapore. For more information, visit lichastelaus.com.


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This article first appeared in the September 2017 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase a copy or subscribe so you never miss an issue!