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Festival: Oslo International Church Music Festival

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CANCELLED: March 13 23, 2020

Oslo International Church Music Festival is held for 10 days each March. The festival's concerts are held in the churches of Norway's capital city, with Oslo Cathedral as the main venue. The festival program is announced on 1st of December each year.

2020 marks the twentieth Oslo International Church Music Festival and we can now look back on 19 festivals. We are an inclusive forum for church musicians, choirs, orchestras and ensembles, and for people regardless of their affiliation or belief. The festival is a central institution in the development of church music in Norway, and makes a major contribution to Oslo's recognition as an international music capital in Europe. The festival is Norway's largest exhibition of early music and associated international specialist performers, while we garner considerable international attention in our efforts to make contemporary music more visible and accessible through development efforts and educational initiatives.

Where is it?

The festival is held in Oslo, the capital of Norway

How to get there?

Oslo Airport, Gardermoen. Easy access with Airport Express Train, about GBP 17, 23 minutes

Local accommodation

There are many hotels of all levels to choose from.

What can tourists visit nearby?

Oslo is a trendy and sophisticated metropolis. The city has large and varied number of cultural attractions, which include the artwork from Edvard Munch, the Frogner Park, the Fram Museum, Vikingskiphuset and the Kon-Tiki Museum. Oslo is a great city for cycling and walking with modest distances between major hubs and attractions. Nature is everywhere in Oslo, as the fjord is right in the city’s backyard and you’re never more than a bus ride away from untamed forest and walking trails by the water and mountains.

For full information, visit the Oslo International Church Music Festival Website.

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