Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen specialises in choral music * Has a growing reputation on both sides of the Atlantic * Music is written in an accessible melodic style and demonstrates a richly expressive vein * Grew up in Trondheim, now Oslo-based * Sang as chorister at the Nidaros Cathedral and studied at the Trondheim Music Conservatory * Composed music for the award-winning TV special Christmas in Norway in 2013 * In the USA his music has been performed at Carnegie Hall in conjunction with DCINY, by the St Olaf Choir in Minnesota, at the Oregon Bach Festival and at The White House for president Barack Obama * Composer residencies including with the Denver-based choral ensemble Kantorei for 2015/16 season * Widely performed carols include I will light candles this Christmas * The Holy Spirit Mass, commissioned by the National Lutheran Choir for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, performed in Washington, Minneapolis and Rome in 2017/18
Works by Kim André Arnesen include:
The Holy Spirit Mass (2017) for SATB chorus, piano and strings
Ubi caritas et amor (2017) for SATB chorus a cappella
So That the World May Believe (2018) for SATB chorus and strings
Looking Ahead: new choral works include the cantata Voices of the Silenced for the New Hampshire Master Chorale (22-24 Nov), Nordic Christmas for VocalEssence and Philip Brunelle in Minneapolis (7-15 Dec) and a setting of the Stabat Mater for the Haderslev Cathedral Girls Choir in Denmark (19 Mar 2020).
"Arnesen’s music is lovely and worth hearing... Sacred and secular, there is much to admire.”— American Record Guide