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Horizons In Music – Choral Works By Ola Gjeilo

The Norwegian composer talks about a new recording of his music by the Phoenix Chorale, "Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo."

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Composer Ola Gjeilo.

When Charles Bruffy heard Ola Gjeilo‘s setting of the antiphon “Ubi caritas” at a choral director’s conference in Miami, Florida back in 2007, he recognized it as something special. He went back to Arizona and introduced Gjeilo’s music to his ensemble the Phoenix Chorale. That began a long partnership with the Norwegian composer that has culminated in the 2012 release of “Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo” on the Chandos label.

This week on WFIU’s Horizons in Music, a program celebrating the music of living composers, we talk with Ola Gjeilo about his music and hear selections from the recording.

 

Music Heard On This Episode

Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo
Phoenix Chorale; Charles Bruffy, conductor (Chandos, 2012)
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Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo
Phoenix Chorale; Charles Bruffy, conductor (Chandos, 2012)
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David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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