Bach in Norway

March 29, 2023, 10:00 pm

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The Oslo Cathedral (Photo: hirotomo t, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

This week’s Baroque&Before features an all Bach program performed by Barokkanerne, founded in the late 1980s as Scandinavia’s first independent professional baroque orchestra, presenting historically-informed performances using period instruments.

Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert March 17, 2021 in Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke) as part of the Oslo International Church Music Festival.

Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to offer this program as a stream for 30 days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the stream is accessible.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Missa brevis in G minor, BWV 235
Missa brevis in A, BWV 234
Motet: O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, motet, BWV 118

Barokkanerne Orchestra
– Berit Norbakken & Ditte Bræin, sopranos
– Marianne Beate Kielland & Mari Askvik, mezzo-soprano/contralto
– Mathias Gillebo & Sigmund Lahn: tenor
– Halvor Festervoll Melien & Haakon Hille Hustad: baritone/bass