Oslo International Church Music Festival 22–31 March 2019 - Oslo, Norway

Oslo International Church Music Festival

22–31 March 2019 in the churches of Oslo

Oslo International Church Music Festival has been held every year since 2001, always two weeks before Easter. The festival always features many evocative concerts in some of the city's most beautiful churches.

Oslo Internasjonale Kirkemusikkfestival
Oslo Internasjonale Kirkemusikkfestival
Photo: Laila Meyrick

From the programme

Some of this year's highlights: 

  • Dunedin Consort: Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B minor, BWV 232
  • Die Kölner Akademie: Ernst Wilhelm Wolf's Passion oratorio Jesu, deine Passion will ich jetzt bedenken 
  • KORK & the Norwegian Soloists' Choir: Haydn, Strauss and Bruckner   
  • BL!NDMAN [sax]:  Bach's organ works on five saxophones
  • Voces Suaves: Roma, città sacra

Complete programme at oicmf.no


You can buy tickets for individual concerts.
There is also a festival pass that provides admission to all concerts.

Buy tickets at ticketmaster.no 

About the festival

Oslo International Church Music Festival is a place for sacred moments and great music experiences. Unique venues such as the medieval church Gamle Aker are used as concert halls. The festival has since 2001 presented choirs, ensembles, orchestras and soloists of the highest class. 

Although 'church music' may sound like a narrow genre, it has much more to offer than organ music and hymns. Experience the Gregorian chant or evening prayer time and feel transported to another era. Hear the magnificent oratorios, classical organ music and choral singing fill the church. Those who wish to learn more can also join the festival's seminars.

Official website