Bergen, Norway, September 29, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- What does the fox choir say?
Vokalensemblet Skrik of Ylvis’ hometown Bergen has contributed to the phenomenon with an eight part a cappella choral version of the hit single.
Like the rest of the world Vokalensemblet Skrik’s members have been unable to get “The Fox” out of their heads since Ylvis released it in early September. This resulted in an eight part a cappella choral arrangement, arranged especially for Vokalensemblet Skrik by conductor Jon Flydal Blichfeldt. Skrik performed “The Fox” for the first time at Logen Theatre in Bergen, Norway on Wednesday September 25th during a performance commissioned by the Norwegian Humanist Association. A music video based on the performance is now available on YouTube.
Earlier this year the choir released its first cd, entitled “Lytt” (Listen). The cd consists of songs from a wide range of genres, from choral arrangements of pop songs like Cyndy Lauper’s Time After Time and Eurythmics’ Missionary Man, to the norwegian folk song Gjendines Bådnlåt and contemporary choral music by American composer Eric Whitacre.
About Vokalensemblet Skrik:
Vokalensemblet Skrik is a choir without any genre boundaries. We sing what we like, and we like a lot of different things. Our performances are primarily a cappella, without any accompaniment.
Vokalensemblet Skrik was founded in Bergen in 2004 and consists of more than twenty singers. The choir’s conductor is Jon Flydal Blichfeldt, who is a trained cellist and choir conductor from The Grieg Academy and Tromsø University College.
The ensemble’s recent merits:
Winner of the Norwegian national choir competition Syng For Oss 2012
Has one of the highest ever Norwegian scores in the international Interkultur competitions, with third place in categories Pop (20,83 of 30) and Sacred (27,39 of 30) at “In... Canto Sul Garda” in Italy 2011. In this competition the choir’s conductor, Jon Flydal Blichfeldt, was awarded the conductor’s prize.
Ranked as number 28 in the Sacred category and 109 overall in Interkultur’s world ranking
Has been commissioned to a series of high profile performances, including Joseph Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” together with the Bergen Philharmonic (2013) and a performance at the royal visit by HRH Prince Charles, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, HRH King Harald and HRH Queen Sonja in Håkonshallen in Bergen (2012).
For more information, contact PR coordinator Tormod Dag Fikse (+47 918 00 584). Also see www.skrik.org.
On behalf of Vokalensemblet Skrik, Tormod Dag Fikse (firstname.lastname@example.org)