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 December 1st each year.

Bente Johnsrud  Festival director and artistic leader

Bente Johnsrud
Festival director and artistic leader

Dear audience

Welcome to the 19th annual Oslo International Church Music Festival. Climate change has become a noticeable challenge in many people's lives: extreme weather, drought, forest fires, ruined crops, food shortages and flooding have become everyday events. This is a central theme of our 19th festival on which we wish to shed light through the Norwegian premiere of a new church opera, the world premiere of a commissioned work for girls' choir, an organ programme dedicated to endangered species, and other performances, lectures and debates. We also showcase ancient and modern church music history, Te Deum compositions and the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.