Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening

Brahms Audio CDPurchased

BRAHMS FOR WOMEN’S CHORUS Coinciding with the centenary of women’s suffrage in Norway, the Women’s Choral Society of the University of Oslo, in collaboration with female vocal soloists and instrumentalists, has released a CD of Brahms’s works for women’s chorus. Works for female choir by Brahms are not often performed in a Norwegian context, and this CD can help perhaps to put the repertoire on the map here at home. In addition, this recording can be a contribution to presenting Brahms’s vocal music in a more Scandinavian timbre. The CD is part of the LAWO Classics collection of new recordings of Brahms. Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening (KSS), founded in 1895, is the official women’s chorus of the University of Oslo. Choral director Marit Tøndel Bodsberg has led the chorus to a number of victories and high placings in national and international competition, most recently in Oslo in the autumn of 2012. This is the choir’s second album with LAWO Classics – in 2009 it released “Arme jord ha jolefred”, which was selected as the Christmas CD of the year by a number of Norwegian newspapers. Marit Tøndel Bodsberg has degrees from the University of Agder and the Norwegian Academy of Music and works regularly with Norway’s leading choirs and ensembles. In addition to serving as artistic director and conductor of KSS, she is choirmaster of Ringsaker Opera and artistic director and conductor of Vestoppland Chamber Choir. In the autumn of 2012 she was awarded the Conductor’s Prize at Norway’s national choral competition.