Norwegian a cappella group to perform at Linfield

Nordic VoicesNordic Voices, a six-member a cappella group, will perform in concert Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.

The concert, sponsored by the Linfield Lively Arts Series in collaboration with Friends of Chamber Music, will feature a diverse program, including both serious and humorous works from early to modern repertoire.

Formed in 1996, Nordic Voices is made up of six graduates from the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Norwegian Academy of Opera, who, in addition to their singing backgrounds, have a broad range of experience from choral conducting to teacher training and composition. This range of interests leads them to explore a wider than usual spectrum of musical expression, from plainchant to new works commissioned from leading Norwegian composers; and from the most sacred of religious texts to the definitely profane.

Nordic Voices concerts are an unusual blend of sophisticated music-making and stylish performance, with a dash of humor. In addition to regular concerts in Oslo and around Norway, recent concert tours have included visits to Taiwan, Stockholm, cities in Germany and regular tours of the United States. Their recordings have been nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Award. Nordic Voices is supported by the Arts Council Norway and the State Department of Culture.

The concert is sponsored by the Linfield College Department of Music and the Linfield Lively Arts Series, which features guest artists in concerts and in outreach activities, including master classes, open rehearsals and “Meet the Musicians” events with students and local audiences.

Tickets are $10 at the door and free for Linfield students with current ID. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.