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KVINDELIGE STUDENTERS SANGFORENING (KSS) was founded in 1895 and is the official female choir of the University of Oslo. As the world’s oldest academic female choir, KSS can look back on a long and eventful history. The choir has played an important role both for the university and for the women’s liberation movement, while at the same time solidifying its place in music history with its musical achievements and premiere performances of works for female choir. Along with being an ambitious choir with a high level of artistic accomplishment, KSS has been an important part of the lives of the singers sharing in this musical sisterhood over the years. Today’s choir is distinguished by the same high musical standards, something most recently corroborated during the European Choir Games and Grand Prix of Nations in Germany in 2015, where the choir emerged victorious in the prestigious category “Folklore” and the category “Mixed Choirs, Males Choirs, Female Choirs” with some of the highest point sums in the competition. These accomplishments led to KSS’s ranking as the world’s best female choir by the music organisation Interkultur.