Terje Bjørklund’s Sacred heart, Sacred body has been commissioned for St. Olav Festival and will mark a wonderful end of the festival in Nidaros Cathedral.
Trondheim Solists, Trondheim Vokalensemble, trompeter Arve Henriksen with percussion, organ and sampling are ingredients in Terje Bjørklund’s work which will resonate in the walls on the last day of the festival.
Be prepared for a moving account and a performance which gives food for thought on a summer evening.
This text has also been used in the 1600s by Buxtehude in Membra Jesu nostri, which will be performed in its entirety in Church of Our Lady on 1. August by some of the best exponents of early music, who are participating in Ringve International Summer Course (see separate event).
PS: You can buy a joint ticket with discount for both of these concerts here:
About Terje Bjørklund:
Born in Narvik in 1945. After completing a Master’s at the University of Oslo in 1971, he studied composition under Finn Mortensen at The Norwegian Academy of Music (1971-73). He worked for many years at Trondheim music conservatory (NTNU), but is now an active full-time composer.
In 1979 he started the jazz programme at the conservatory. In 2016 he was awarded Knight 1st Class of the Order of St. Olav for his contribution to Norwegian music.
He was an active jazz pianist until about 1980 and has imparted his experience in the textbook Moderne Jazzimprovisasjon (1983. Norsk Musikkforlag). In 1983 he was awared the Norwegian Jazz Federation’s highest distinction, the Buddy statuette, for his contribution to the Norwegian jazz scene
Since 1980 Terje Bjørlund has given priority to composing and focussed mainly on more serious art music. The harmonica is a basic element in many of his works. The way harmonies and tones are finely modulated stir associations to modern jazz.
Bjørklund has written several commissioned works for choir, orchestra and for various solo instruments and charmber music combinations.