As part of the centennial celebrations of Norway’s independence Nidaros Cathedral Boys Choir from Trondheim (Nidaros) will give four July concerts in Alberta.
The Nidaros Cathedral Boys Choir is one of Europe’s leading boy’s choirs and has been bestowed the honorary title of European Cultural Ambassador by the European choir federation. Hailing from Trondheim the choir has a 900-year history tracing its origin to the construction of Nidaros Catherdral –Norway’s principal shrine- and its construction, when the masons’ sons were educated by the priests and performed at the services.
The choir is made up of fifty boys singing the soprano and alto voices, and twenty-five adult men singing tenor and bass.
Having performed for royalty, heads of state, and even the pope, the choir is highly accomplished and renowned across the world.
The choir has released several records, the latest being the Norwegian Salvation Army’s 2004 Christmas album.
Princess Märtha Louise is the choir's honorary patron.
The mini tour of Alberta is the main attraction of the providence’s partaking in Norway’s centennial celebrations. Starting on July 3rd the choir will perform in Camrose, Edmonton and Red Deer before finishing off in Calgary on the 6th.