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  • Northern Lights, a beautiful Choral CD, musically describing the visually awesome natural event in Norway. 


    The music by young contemporary Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo, has been recorded by Chandos and the Phoenix Choir.  It has already been critically acclaimed, been John Brunning’s Classic FM Drive Time CD, and has  been in the  Specialist Classical Music Charts for many weeks.


    Here’s part of the latest review….full review on


    Northern Lights is described by the composer as a reflection of his native Norway’s formidable winters. There is a sense here of the Aurora borealis – a phenomenon that must have instilled fear and awe in ancient times. This combination of beauty and awe is well captured in this reflective piece


    “This disc offers a collection of beautiful sacred and secular music by contemporary Norwegian/American composer, Ola Gjeilo. The inspiration behind much of this lies in nature’s beauty, wonderment and one’s yearning for the spiritual realms. It is refreshing to see a young composer focus on such depth with such sincerity and a direct, communicative language.
    “The singing from the Phoenix Chorale has admirable clarity, dynamic range and warmth. The recording quality is demonstration-worthy. The liner-notes are informative and written in English, German and French. This is a very fine disc of meditative and refined gems.”


    For the full review – go to


    Order from Colchester Classics for £14.25 with FREE UK P&P till 31 March 2012

    I look forward to hearing from you soon


    Best wishes

    Liz Leatherdale, Colchester Classics      


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