Vox Humana is a chamber choir at the University of Oslo, and the singers are students or former students. Our profile is choral art in its widest sense, and we are continuously working towards higher musical standards. At the same time, we want the choir to be a great social experience for all team members. As a result, we like to explore very different musical genres. The choir stages its own concert projects and is choir-for-hire in various types of events. In the top menu you will find posters, reviews, photos, and sound clips from recent concerts. Choir-for-hire includes anniversaries, weddings, kick-offs and other events. We have also used choral conducting in leadership development programmes for business organisations. Conductor Dag Jansson has been artistic director since 2006.
The choir released its first CD in 2011, «Yuletide». The next CD was released in the autumn of 2012, «Ømhetens tre» (Tree of Tenderness) – an oratorium for choir and four cellos by Norwegian composer Magnar Åm.
We rehearse Wednesdays at Institutt for musikkvitenskap (ZEB building) at campus Blindern 18:30-21:00. In addition, we have one weekend rehearsal each semester. In addition to making great music, we take pride in being a social group with fun and friendship, whether during rehearsals, at the pub, at parties or on tour.
Recruitment (we welcome foreign students!)
Vox Humana primarily recruits at the start of each semester, but also recruits continuously as needed. If you are interested, please contact our president or conductor. We are looking for a balanced singer profile. Admission is based on audition and a brief interview. Candidates should score on at least two out of these three criteria:
- be an experienced choral singer
- show good aural skills and read music well
- be strongly motivated and committed to take part in the choir’s musical and social activities
Marta Z. Thorbjørnsen
tel. +47 93 26 16 45
tel. +47 90 84 36 34