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Ola Gjeilo

Ola Gjeilo

Ola Gjeilo was born in Norway in 1978, and moved to the United States in 2001 to begin his composition studies at the Juilliard School in New York City. His debut album for Decca is an important release of heavenly, bewitching, eternal new choral music for our time. Drawing on influences from his Nordic background, Ola conjures modern choral music of exceptional beauty. This album features Tenebrae, Voces8, Ola Gjeilo (piano), Kristian Kvalvaag (guitar) and the Chamber Orchestra of London conducted by Nigel Short.

Exquisitely beautiful… evocative, lush, story-telling.

–  Classic FM
  • Release Date: 01 April 2016
  • Record Label: Decca Classics
  • Catalogue Number: 4788689
  • Location of Recording: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London
  • Total Running Time: 00:47:34

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Full Recording: Physical CD


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# Title Composer Duration
1Ubi CaritasOla Gjeilo05:22
2The SpheresOla Gjeilo04:17
3The GroundOla Gjeilo03:38
4Sanctus (London)Ola Gjeilo04:47
5The CrossingOla Gjeilo03:37
6Northern LightsOla Gjeilo04:08
7The Lake IsleOla Gjeilo06:18
8Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)Ola Gjeilo05:08
9TundraOla Gjeilo03:35
10ReflectionsOla Gjeilo01:53
11Sacred HeartOla Gjeilo04:41

Exquisitely beautiful… evocative, lush, story-telling.

–  Classic FM

Classic FM Album of the Week (April 2016)


Chart Success

15 April 2016

Further to Tenebrae winning the BBC Music Magazine choral award for the choir’s recording of Brahms and Bruckner Motets, the album has re-entered the Specialist Classical Music Charts alongside two other recently released albums, both of which feature music by two highly-acclaimed contemporary choral composers: Ola Gjeilo and Alexander L’Estrange. In addition to having three albums in the top… continued


Glowing reviews for recent recordings

31 May 2016

Tenebrae is delighted to have received glowing reviews for the choir’s recent recordings of works by Alexander L’Estrange, Ola Gjeilo and Bob Chilcott. Described as “classic Tenebrae”, Gramophone Magazine praised Tenebrae Consort’s recording of Chilcott’s songs and arrangements on Sun, Moon, Sea and Stars for having “faultless tuning, perfect blend, pure soprano sound, all beautifully… continued

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Nigel’s blog: August 2019

1 August 2019

A lively time for us this last June and July before we hit a full August leading into our busiest autumn since the choir started nearly 20 years ago. We had another wonderful trip to Suffolk for the Aldeburgh Festival at the start of June. We’ve been to this part of the world quite a… continued