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Ola Gjeilo

Ola Gjeilo

Ola Gjeilo (pronounced Yay-lo) 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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# 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
# Title Composer Duration

Exquisitely beautiful… evocative, lush, story-telling.

Classic FM

Classic FM Album of the Week (April 2016)


Glowing reviews for recent recordings

31st May 2016

L'Estrange Sessions 1 - April 2015

Tenebrae recording ‘On Eagles’ Wings’ – April 2015

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 Te... continued