Haydn and Mendelssohn | Grete Pedersen, guest conductor

Event time: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 4:00pm
Woolsey Hall (WOOL) See map
500 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Free; no tickets or reservations

Internationally-acclaimed conductor, Grete Pedersen, leads the Yale Camerata, Yale Glee Club, and Yale Schola Cantorum.


Theresienmesse                  Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)

     Agnus Dei

3 Psalms, Op. 78                 Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)

Hör mein Bitten                   Mendelssohn

Te Deum, Hob. XXIII.c2       Haydn

The Norwegian conductor Grete Pedersen is one of the most renowned conductors in the international choral scene. Since 1990 Grete Pedersen is Music Director of the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir whose recordings were awarded the Choc de la Musique and the Prix d’Or from Diapason. In 1984, she founded the Oslo Chamber Choir which she directed until 2004.
     Pedersen is a demanded guest conductor and has worked with the Eric Ericson Kammerchor, Schwedischen Rundfunkchor, Netherlands Radio Chor, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Choir, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Pro Coro Canada, World Youth Choir among others. Future engagements include the project “150 psalms” together with the Norwegian Soloists Choir, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Choir of Trinity Wall Street and The Tallis Scholars in Utrecht in September 2017, New York in November 2017 and Brussels in March 2018.
     Pedersen’s name stands for productions and stagings with wide stylistic variety. Her contrasting concert programmes are known to often be a rather radical mixture. In addition to premiering contemporary musical works, her efforts have increasingly been directed towards larger productions for choir and orchestra.
     BIS Records has released numerous recordings by Grete Pedersen and the Norwegian Soloists Choir with works by Per Norgard, Kaija Saariaho, Iannis Xenakis, Helmut Lachenmann, Alfred Janson, J.S. Bach, Knut Nystedt, Alban Berg, Olivier Messiaen, Fartein Valen, Anton Webern, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Edvard Grieg and Norwegian Folk Music.
     Grete Pedersen completed her postgraduate studies in conducting at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo and has also studied chorus conducting with Eric Ericson and orchestra conducting with Kenneth Kiesler. She currently teaches as a professor in conducting at the Norwegian State Academy of Music and is a sought-after teacher for masterclasses


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