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The Nidaros Cathedral Girls’ Choir has specialised in new music for higher voices, but without turning a niche into a gimmick. The main event here is Andrew Smith’s beautiful but unconventional Requiem, which includes a typically Nordic saxophone and organ part (jazz fans will wonder for a moment only whether it is Jan Garbarek) and a confident mix of folk, modern and other idioms. The girls sing with great purity of expression, but sufficient texture to let individuals shine through the mix on occasion. Bracketing the main piece are Ståle Kleiberg’s Hymn to Love and The Light, not strictly essential in this programme, but lovely to have.

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