Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Stille som sne (2020)
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Snow is pure and peaceful. It clears the air, softens surroundings, and “silences softly the voices that speak too loudly”. The Christmas story has become a universal story in our time. It speaks of peace and reconciliation, love, hope and generosity, ideals we all can and ought to strive for, especially in a time when our part of the world is more turbulent and unpredictable than it has been for a long time. Differences are accentuated, and it can be difficult to hear what is being said for the din of voices of those who believe they are right.

But the Christmas carols speak of a light that is lit, offering hope to the world. They speak of something larger in our midst permeating our day-to-day lives and helping us see the special in the ordinary. The wish for peace and the call to look out for each other resonates more perceptibly at Christmas and must not be forgotten when the holiday is over. It is our hope that the album “Stille som sne” (Silent as Snow) can help us to remember these very things and continue to proclaim the message of peace on Earth in the title of the first KSS Christmas release, “Arme jord ha jolefred”.

“Stille som sne” (“Silent as Snow”) consists of both familiar and less familiar Christmas carols – many of them newly arranged especially for the choir. With Norwegian texts, beautiful organ improvisations, and the pure sound of female voices at the centre, the choir communicates its musical identity and ensures that we all feel the spirit of Christmas.

The Women’s Choral Society of the University of Oslo (Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening — KSS) was founded in 1895 and is the world’s oldest academic choir for women. One of Norway’s leading female choirs, it is ranked by the music organisation Interkultur at the top of its list of the world’s female choirs. The choir is led by conductor Marit Tøndel Bodsberg Weyde, one of Norway’s most up-and-coming young choir conductors.


1. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Det kimer nu til julefest (Arr. Marit Tøndel Bodsberg Weyde)
2. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Kling no, klokka (Arr. Egil Hovland)
3. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Fra fjord og fjære (Arr. Mette Østby Kamperhaug)
4. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Et lite bån (Arr. Idunn Vindspoll)
5. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Stille kyrkjeklokka sler (Arr. Idunn Vindspoll & Marit Tøndel Bodsberg Weyde)
6. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Her kjem me, dine arme smaa (Arr. Idunn Vindspoll)
7. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Stille natt (Arr. Bjørn Andor Drage)
8. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Gjev ikkje glans og gull og prakt
9. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Sæle jolekveld (Arr. Idunn Vindspoll)
10. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Sne (Arr. Øistein Sommerfeldt)
11. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Jeg er så glad hver julekveld (Arr. Knut Løken)
12. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Deilig er den himmel blå (Arr. Idunn Vindspoll)
13. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Den store stjerna (Arr. Christine Wilhelmsen)
14. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Nordnorsk julesalme (Arr. Magnus Fremstad)
15. Kvindelige studenters sangforening – Deilig er jorden (Arr. Ane Emilie Vold Mickelsson)