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Stakkevollvegen 114M,

NO-9010 TROMSO, NORWAY

schedule

2013

November 18 – 24
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Slovenian Chamber Choir (www.filharmonija.si/eng/choir) in Vocal Subscription Series. Programme: F. Poulenc, A. Nordheim, B. A. Drage, P. Ramovš,G. Ligeti, A. Schnittke.

October 4 – 7
Ragnar Rasmussen acts as a member of a jury at 2013 International Choir Contest ofFlanders-Maasmechelen, Belgium (www.ikv-maasmechelen.be/2013).

July 5 – 13
Ragnar Rasmussen teaches at Kurt Thomas Cursus for choral conducting, Utrecht,The Netherlands (www.hku.nl/web/English/English/CreativeProfessionals/KurtThomasCursus2013.htm).

June 22 – July 2
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts International Summer Academy for talented choral singers“Utopia & Reality” in concert tour in Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Croatia.

June 10 – 18
Ragnar Rasmussen acts as a member of the jury at the 2013 Yeosu International ChoirCompetition, South Korea (www.choirplace.com/blogs/1027/369/2013-yeosu-international-choir-c(. During his stay there he will also lead a workshop for choralconducting.

June 7 – 9
Ragnar Rasmussen teaches choral conducting at Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo ConductingSchool in Arezzo, Italy (www.polifonico.org/Eng/index%20eng.htm).

May 23 – 26
Ragnar Rasmussen acts as a member of the jury at the 42nd International Choral Competition“The Florile`ge Vocal de Tours”, France (www.florilegevocal.com).

May 16 – 19
Ragnar Rasmussen acts as a member of the jury at the 35th International May ChoirCompetition “Prof. Georgi Dimitrov” in Varna, Bulgaria (www.choircomp.org/eng/).

May 9, 10
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Tromso University Choir Mimas (www.mimas.org) in theMidnight concerts series, Arctic Sea Cathedral, Tromso, Norway.

March 1 – 3
Ragnar Rasmussen works with choir Con Vocale in Skien, Norway

January 25
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts his own opera ”Heksehammeren” (Malleus Maleficarum) intwo ”visual concert performances” at the opening of The Northern Light Festival 2013 (nordlysfestivalen.no/nb/program/2012/heksehammeren-0). Soloists: Berit Nordbakken Solset(soprano), Trond Halstein Moe (barytone), Knut M. Iversen (bass), The Tromso UniversityChor Mimas (www.mimas.org), Finnmark Opera Choir (choir master: Urša Lah), TromsoChamber Orchestra (www.noso.no/en/about-us/tromsoe-chamber-orchestra).

2012

December 18
Ragnar Rasmussen`s work based on Norwegian Christmas song Kling no klokka is performedfor the first time by APZ Tone Tomšič University of Ljubljana (www.ectorino2012.it)(www.apz-tt.si) and StoPPercussion Ensemble (www.dreamcymbals.com/stop-percussion-ensemble) in the SlovenianPhilharmonic.

November 29 – December 2
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Tromso University Choir Mimas (www.mimas.org), actsas a member of the jury at the international competition and gives master class for choralconductors at the festival Cro Patria, Split Croatia (www.gmsplit.hr).

October 21
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Oslo Bach Choir, Con Vocale, Ad Cantus and The TromsoUniversity Choir Mimas (www.mimas.org) in Iver Kleive's 'Requiem' in Oslo Cathedral,Norway. Soloists: Iver Kleive (organ), Ingebjorg Kosmo (mezzo soprano), Trond HalsteinMoe (barytone).

September 15
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Tromso University Choir Mimas (www.mimas.org) in theconcert series of the Music Conservatory (Faculty of Art, Tromso University).

August 12 – 17
Ragnar Rasmussen teaches conducting at the 33. Annual International Choral ConductingSummer School organized by Association of Irish choirs in Limerick, Ireland.

July 27 – August 2
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts national youth choirs in Eric Whitacre`s Music atelier at XVIIIEuropa Cantat Festival in Torino, Italy (www.ectorino2012.it).

March 23 – 24
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Iver Kleive's 'Requiem' in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway.

March 10
Ragnar Rasmussen`s opera “Malleus Maleficarum - Heksehammeren” is performed for thefirst time in Berlevag (Norway) by soloists Trond Halstein Moe (barytone), Knut Iversen(bass), Berit Nordbakken Solset (soprano), Fredrik Akselberg (tenor), Finnmark Operakor andmusicians from Northern Norway.

2011

December 9 – 15
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts professional Stavanger Symphony Orchestra Chamber Choir on tour in Rogaland, Norway.

December 3
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Tromso University Choir Mimas (www.mimas.org) in Jan Gunnar Hoff`s Meditatus, Tromso, Norway. Soloist: Jan Gunnar Hoff (piano).

October 13
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Tromso University Choir Mimas (www.mimas.org) at the split concert with Tromso Chamber Orchestra, Tromso, Norway.

October 9-10
Ragnar Rasmussen acts as chair of the Adjudicators at the National Choir Competition (www.kor.no/lk2011) organised by The Norwegian Choir Association in Trondheim, Norway.

September 24
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Tromso University Choir Mimas (www.mimas.org) at the 40-year anniversary concert of Music Conservatory, Tromso, Norway.

September 17, 18
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Tromso University Choir Mimas (www.mimas.org) in Midnight concerts series, Arctic Sea Cathedral, Tromso, Norway.

August 19 – September 1
Ragnar Rasmussen works with professional Stavanger Symphony Orchestra Chamber Choir, Stavanger, Norway.

August 2
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts George Frideric Handel`s Messiah at the festival ”Olavsfestdagene” (www.olavsfestdagene.no) in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway. Soloists: Emma Kirkby (soprano), Ingebjorg Kosmo (alto), Thomas Walker (tenor), Rodney Clarke (bass), Norwegian Choir, Trondheim Orchestra with Elise Batnes.

June 27 – July 8
Ragnar Rasmussen works with talented young singers at International Summer Academy Utopia & Reality. Concerts: Nabrežina (Italy), Bled, Celje, Murska Sobota, Ljubljana, Piran (Slovenia).

April 28 - May 2
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Tromso University Choir Mimas at the International Choir Festival in Berlin, Germany.

April 12 - 17
Ragnar Rasmussen is touring with students of his conducting class in Slovenia.

April 9
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Oslo Bach Choir in Iver Kleive's 'Requiem' in Oslo, Norway. Soloists: Iver Kleive (organ), Marianne E. Andersen (mezzo soprano), Trond Halstein Moe (barytone).

March 16 – 26
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts the largest professional male choir in the World: The Estonian National Male Choir in Tallinn, Estonia.

February 3
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble and Raschèr Saxophone Quartet at Nordlys Festival in Tromsø, Norway. On the concert programme is also the first performance of Rasmussen`s new composition for choir and saxophone quartet: “The Fight!”.

2010

December 10
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and The Oratorio Choir of Nidaros Cathedral in Bach`s Christmas Oratorio (Cantatas 1, 2, 3) in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway.

November 27
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Tromso University Choir Mimas and Symphony Orchestra of Music Conservatory Tromsø in Carl Orff's cantata Carmina Burana, Tromsø; NOrway.

November 22
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Iver Kleive`s Requiem in Oslo, Norway.

November 6
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Iver Kleive`s Requiem in Stavanger, Norway.

October 14-17
Ragnar Rasmussen gives master class for choral conductors in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

August 27 - 29
Ragnar Rasmussen is representing his compositions and some contemporary Norwegian choral works published by Cantando Musikkforlag A/S at The Association of British Choral Directors' 25th Annual Convention in Stirling, Scotland.

July 28 - August 8
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Norwegian Youth Choir on tour - August 1st Postojna, August 2nd Ljubljana and August 3rd Bled - all Slovenia; August 5th Split and August 6th Trogir - both Croatia; and August 8th Oslo, Norway.

July 5-26
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts the World Youth Choir on tour in Spain.

June 26
Ragnar Rasmussen Vokal Nord vocal ensemble at the closing concert at The Festival of North-Norway, Harstad, Norway. Program: Four Psalms by Edvard Grieg, Soloist: Audun Iversen.

May 15
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Oslo Bach Choir in Iver Kleive's 'Requiem' in Budapest, Hungary. Soloists: Iver Kleive (organ), Marianne Andersen (mezzo soprano), Trond Halstein Moe (barytone).

March 22-28
Ragnar Rasmussen is working with the Chamber Choir of the Slovene National Radio and acts as a mentor for the young finnish conductor Dani Juris - the winner the 5th International Competition for Young Choral Conductors in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2009

December 1.-4 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen acts as adjudicator at the 2. National Choir Competition inBarranquilla, Colombia.

November 28-29 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble with soloists and Concerto Farinelli in J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorium in the Tromsdalen church (the Arctic Sea Cathedral), Tromso, Norway. 28.11. Cantatas 1,2 og 3 and 29.11: Cantatas 4,5 og 6.

November 15-15 2009
Mendelssohn 1809-2009 Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Tromso University Choir Mimas og the Tromso City Orchestra in Felix Mendelssohn's 'Der 42. Psalm op.42' and Hymne - Hör mein Bitten in the Tromsdalen church (the Arctic Sea Cathedral), Tromso, Norway.

November 5-10 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen gives master class for Tiroler Sängerbund in Innsbruck, Austria.

October 9-10 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen acts as chair of the Adjudicators at the National Choir Competition organised by The Norwegian Choir Association in Trondheim, Norway.

Sept 25-27 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Tromso University Choir Mimas on tour to Nordreisa and Alta, Norway.

July 25-30 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Kor72 at Musik Center Askov, Denmark.

July 24 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Norwegian Youth Choir in concert in the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway.

July 17-23 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Norwegian Youth Choir at the Europa Cantat XVIIin Utrecht, Netherlands.

June 13-21 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble at the festival La Fabbrica del Canto 2009 in Legnano, Lombardia, Italy.

June 6 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Oslo Bach Choir, Con Vocale, Stavanger Vokalensemble,Graabrødre kammerkor in Iver Kleive's 'Requiem' in Copenhagen, Denmark. SoloistsIver Kleive (organ), Ingebjørg Kosmo (mezzosoprano) og Trond Halstein Moe(barytone).

May 28 - June 3 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen gives masterclass in Split, Croatia.

May 17 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Mimas Chamber Choir and Tromsø Symphony Orchestra in a National Day concert in the Town Hall, Tromso, Norway.

May 3 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen gives masterclass i Cork, Irland. Organised by Cork International Choral Festival and Irish Association of Irish Choirs.

April 29- May 3 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen acts as Adjudicator at The 55th Cork International Choral Festival, Ireland.

April 12 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts soloists, choir and musicians in excerpts from Haydn Nelson Mass during NRK's radio- and TV-broadcasted Easter Day service from theTromsø Cathedral, Tromsø, Norway. Watch the TV-broadcast here.

March 26-29 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen er acts as Adjudicator at the 5th International Competition for Young Choral Conductors in Ljubljana, Slovenia

March 6-8 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Mimas Chamber Choir in Ariel Ramirez's Missa Criollaunder the Latin Festival No Siesta, Fiesta, Tromsø, Norway.

February 9-13 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen gives master class at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands.

January 28 2009
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Mimas Chamber Choir and Vokal Nord vocal ensemblein the barytone Harald Bakkeby Moe's master concert (Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo). Programme: Edvard Grieg's Album for male voices (op.30), four psalms, (op. 74) and romances. Co-conductor: Ragnar Rasmussen sr. Piano: Ekaterina Isayevskaya. Se mer her.

2008

December 5-6 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts the closing ceremony of Stavanger European Capital of Culture 2008. Programme: Orlando Gough ”We turned on the light”.
See video here.

December 6 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble in concert during the closing event Let's celebrate is part of the closing ceremony of Stavanger European Capital of Culture 2008 at the Chamber of Commerce, Stavanger.

December 5 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble at the National Choir concert as part of the of Stavanger European Capital of Culture 2008 in the Church of St. Petri, Stavanger.

November 21-23 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen gives master class for Tiroler Chorverband and conductsKammerchor Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria.

November 15, 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts J. Brahms „Ein deutsches Requiem“ in Oulo cathedral. A co-operation between Mimas Chamber Choir and the music conservatories in Piteå, Sweden and Oulo, Finland.

November 8 and 9 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Tromsø Symphony Orchestra, Mimas Chamber Choir,University Choir APZ Tone Tomšiè and the soloists Anne Lise Sollied Allemano og Carlo Allemano in J. Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem in the Tromsdalen church (the Arctic Sea Cathedral), Tromso, Norway. Click here to watch video from rehearsal.

October 25-26 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Oslo Bach Choir, Fortius Chamber Choir, Riga and soloists in Iver Kleive's 'Requiem', in the Riga Cathedral, Riga, Latvia. Organ: Iver Kleive.

September 10.-16 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble with soloists and Concerto Farinelli in concerts (Sortland church, Svolvær church and Trondenes church, Norway)and CD recordings. Konserter Programme: J. S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 and Wachet auf - a contemporary comment.

July 27-August 3 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Norwegian Youth Choir on tour in Russia (St. Petersburg).

July 19-26 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen gives workshop/conducts and conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensembleat the 8th World Symposium on Choral Music in Copenhagen - check http://www.choraldenmark.org/.

June 26 2008
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble is this year's resident artist at The Festival of North-Norway, Harstad, Norway. The ensemble is participating with three different projects among which are the music- and multimedia production 'Stories from the North' which opened The Northern Lights Festival in Tromso, Norway this January, and a project together with Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Danish jazz mucisian Palle Mikkelborg.

June 22 2008
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble is this year's resident artist at The Festival of North-Norway, Harstad, Norway. Ragnar Rasmussen conducts the ensemble in themultimedia production 'Stories from the North' which opened The Northern Lights Festival in Tromso, Norway this January.

May 17 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Mimas Chamber Choir and Tromsø Symphony Orchestra in a National Day concert in the Town Hall, Tromso, Norway.

May 9-13 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen teaches as guest professor at the Academy of Music, University in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

May 3, 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen onducts The Norwegian Youth Choir in concert in Drøbak, Norway.

April 23, 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Oslo Bach Choir and Con Vocale in Iver Kleive's'Requiem' in Skien church, Norway. Solists Iver Kleive (organ), Ingebjørg Kosmo(mezzosoprano) og Trond Halstein Moe (barytone). Review (only in Norwegian)

April 21 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen gives master class at Oulo University of Applied Sciences,

March 16 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble in 'Stories from The North' as a part of The Slovenian Philharmonic's professional choir concert series, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

February 29-March 4 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen teaches as guest professor at the Academy of Music, University in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

January 22 and 25 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble in the music- and multimedia production 'Stories from the North' at opening of the The Northern Lights Festival Tromsø, Norway.

January 11-15 2008
Ragnar Rasmussen teaches as guest professor at the Academy of Music, University in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2007

December 16, 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Tromsø Symphony Orchestra and Mimas Chamber Choirin Christmas consert.

December 13, 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Tromsø Symphony Orchestra and Mimas Chamber Choirat a University of Tromsø anniversary celebration.

December 8-9 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts 'The Shepherds adoration' - a Christmas concert in Tromsø, Norway. Guest: Iver Kleive on keyboards.

November 30- December 4 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen teaches as guest professor at the Academy of Music, University in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

November 22 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen is conducting the University Choir APZ Tone Tomšiè and the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Choir rehearsals Urša Lah. Programme: Arne Nordheim ‘Wirklicher Wald’ for soprano, cello, choir and orchestra,Schnittke: 'Concerto Grosso No 2' for violin, cello and orchestra, Lojze Lebiè 'Miti in apokrifi/Myths and apocrypha' for bass-barytone and orchestra. Check season program folder here.

October 27 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Oslo Bach Choir, Fortius Chamber Choir, Riga and Mimas Chamber Choir and soloists in Iver Kleive's 'Requiem' at the Tromso International Church Festival, Norway. Organ: Iver Kleive. CD release of Kleive's Requiem with Oslo Bach-kor, Kammerkoret Mimas and University Choir APZ Tone Tomšiè conducted by Ragnar Rasmussen. Check YouTube here. Buy/listen to tracks from the CD here.

October 18-23 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen teaches as guest professor at the Academy of Music, University in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

October 15-16 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen gives master class/work shop at Oulo University of Applied Sciences, Finland together with his colleague Michael Strobelt.

July 26 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen is artistic director for and plays the organ under the commemorative service for the 700 anniversary of Vardo church and Vardohus fortress.

June 18 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble with soloists and Concerto Farinelli in concerts at the 61. Greifswalder Bachwoche, Greifswald, Germany.

June 11-12 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen particpates in the international music distance teaching prosject Virtual Music in Levi, Finland.

June 3 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble and orchestra during the ecumenical service in the Tromsdalen church (the Arctic Sea Cathedral), Tromso, Norway (click here to watch the whole service), during the celebrations of the UN World Environment day. Main speaker is archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize laureat 1984Desmond Tutu.

May 20-24 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen particpates in the international music distance teaching prosject Virtual Music in Ottawa, Canada.

May 17 2005
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Mimas Chamber Choir with soloists in a National Day concert in the Town Hall, Tromso, Norway.

May 2- 6 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen acts as Adjudicator at The 53rd Cork International Choral Festival, Ireland.

April 27 - May 1 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Oslo Bach Choir, Mimas Chamber Choir and a Slovenian project choir in Iver Kleive's 'Requiem' at concerts in Klagenfurt (Austria) the 28th, Ljubljana (Slovenia) the 29th and during recordings in Ljubljana (Slovenia) the 30th. Soloists: Ingebjørg Kosmo (mezzo soprano) og Trond Hallstein Moe (barytone). Producer: Erik Hillestad. Choir rehearsals in Slovenia: Urša Lah.

April 22-27 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen is conducting the State Choir Latvija in the Riga Cathedral, Riga, Latvia.

April 19-22 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen gives a workshop at the annual congress of Danish Association of Choir Conductors/Foreningen danske korledere in Copenhagen

April 2-8 2007
PHILHARMONISCHES KAMMERORCHESTER BERLIN's international master class in Orchestral Conducting with Maestro Jorma Panula (Royal College of Music, Stockholm, former Prof. at Sibelius Academy Helsinki). Master Class orchestra is the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra.

March 16-18 2007
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble presents J. S. Bach's Mass in B-Minor w/German soloists and Concerto Farinelli in Målselv, Nordreisa and Tromso, Norway
A marvelling success. Ragnar Rasmussen, Vokal Nord vocal ensemble and Concerto Farinelli came, played and conquered the hearts of everyone present in Målselv, Nordreisa and Tromsø March 16.-18.
'...arctic choir sound...instrumental orchestra sound from the 1700 century... The time stood almost still for two hours. The experience of tranquility, of meditative calm and concentration, was overwhelming. ... Johann Sebastian did never have the chance to listen to this monumental piece himself. If he had been present in the Målselv church ... he would have recognised that his master piece fulfil all his promises.' (Ivar Jarle Eliassen, Troms folkeblad 19.03.07)

March 3-4 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Oslo Bach Choir and soloists in Iver Kleive's 'Requiem'in Lillehammer church and Helgerud church, Baerum, Oslo, Norway. Organ: Iver Kleive.

January 27 2007
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble and soloists in Grieg's "4 Salmer op.74" (No. 3 and 4) at the official opening of the commemoration of the100th anniversary of Edvard Grieg’s death durïng the Northern Lights Festival, Tromsø, Norway.

2006

December 8-10 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble in a Christmas concert in Målselv and Tromsø, Norway.

December 7-8 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Tromsø Symphony Orchestra and Mimas Chamber Choirin Händel’s “Messiah” in Tromsø Cathedral, Norway.

November 20-21 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen gives master class/work shop at Oulo University of Applied Sciences, Finland together with his colleague Michael Strobelt. Subject: New Norwegian choral music.

November 12-19 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen acts as member of the jury at the Second International Competition for students and teachers performing in pedagogical institutions of higher learning at A.I.Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg,

September 28 - October 1 and November 5-6 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen co-produces Jan Gunnar Hoff's coming CD 'Meditatus' i Bodø cathedral and Rainbowstudio, Oslo, Norway. Buy/listen to tracks from the CD here.

October 21 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen gives a diploma seminar for 40 Serbian choir conductors in Zrenjanin, Serbia organised by Jeunesses Musicales Serbia together with his colleague Michael Strobelt and Vokal Nord vocal ensemble. Read feed backs here.

October 20 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen gives a 'clinic' at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, together with his colleague Michael Strobelt and Vokal Nord vocal ensemble. Subject: Scandinavian contemporary. music.

October 20-24 2006
Conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble on tour to Budapest, Hungary, Belgrade, Novi Sad and Zrenjanin, Serbia under the auspices of the Serbian branch of Jeunesses Musicales.

September 26 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen gives a 'clinic' in Målselv, Norway together with his colleague Michael Strobelt and Mellombygd male choir. Subject: 'A choir conductor's language'.

September 22-24 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble in concert in Tromsø, Norway together with the Danish conductor Jesper Grove Jørgensen. Programme: Danish music and 'History from the North'.

September 8-10 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Stavanger Vocal Ensemble and the congress choir atFoNoKo's (The Association of Norwegian Choir Conductors) annual congress in Stavanger. Programme: J. S. Bach: Motett: Der Geist hilft unsere Schwachheit auf, W. A. Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus, A. Pärt: Magnificat, O. Gjeilo: Tota pulchra es, K.Nystedt: Peace and I will greatly rejoice, H. Purcell: Hear my prayer, O Lord, M.Duruflé: " Notre Pére".

July 23.-30, 2006
Guest instructor on Lvel 4 (of 5) at The Norwegian Choir Association's Summer Choir School - at Toneheim Folkehøgskole (Folk Highschool), Hamar, Norway.

July 6. - 9. 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen acts as member of the jury at The 45th International Choral Competition ”C.A.Seghizzi”, Gorizia, Italia

July 02 - 04 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts The Serbian Radio Symphony Orchestra, choir and soloists at the International Choir Festival "Cantemus " in Zrenjanin, Serbia July 2 and Novi Sad, Serbia July 4. The concert is celebrating W. A. Mozart and the programme holds among other works Symphony no. 40 in G-minor Kv 550, Eine kleine Nachtmusik Kv 525 and arias from Mozart operas.

June 9-10 2006
Member of the jury in the choir competition 'Syng For Oss' (Sing for us) in Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway.

May 29-31 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen gives master class/work shop at Hochshule für Musik und Theater Hamburg to Hochschulechor and Kammerchor. He also gives a lecture together with his colleague Michael Strobelt. Subject: New Norwegian choral music.

May 10-14 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Oslo Bach Choir in Iver Kleive's 'Requiem' in Oslo-Helgerud church, Bergen - St. John's Church og Molde - The Cathedral. Organ: Iver Kleive. Soloists: Ingebjørg Kosmo og Trond Hallstein Moe

April 3-9 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Troms Symphony Orchestra and Mimas Chamber Choirin concert in Tromsø. Programme:
Choir and orchestra: Fauré: Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine,
Orchestra: H. Sommerro: Suite Sancte Olavus
Choir: W. A. Mozart: Laudate Dominum from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Kv 339

January 12-15 2006
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Kor72, “For de skrappe” at Musisk Center, Askov, Denmark. Works by Jennefelt, Kverno, Mendelssohn and Bruckner.

2005

7-12 Oct. 2005
PHILHARMONISCHES KAMMERORCHESTER BERLIN's international master class in Orchestral Conducting with Prof. Gennady Rozhdestvensky, former chief conductor of BBC Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Symphony Orchestra and artistic director at the Bolshoi in Moscow. Master Class orchestra is Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha.

17-23 Sept. 2005
PHILHARMONISCHES KAMMERORCHESTER BERLIN's international master class in Orchestral Conducting with Colin Metters, head of conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Master Class orchestra was Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha.

24-28 July 2005
Theo 2005, Norway
24th - Vang Church, Hamar - 25th - Our Lady’s Church, Trondheim - 26th - Kirkelandet Church - 27th - Molde Cathedral - 28th - Parken Kulturhus, Ålesund

29 June-3 July 2005
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble at The Barents Festival, “Choir Festival Week” in Tromsø, Norway

23-26 June 2005
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts as Vokal Nord vocal ensemble is the Festival Choir during the Norwegian Choir Association’s National Choir Festival, Alta, Norway

Weeks 24/25 June 2005
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble at the Festival of North Norway, Harstad, Norway.

10-12 June 2005
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Kristiansund Sinfonietta at the Vårsøg Festival, Surnadal, Norway: Soloist: Henning Sommerro

9 February 9 2005
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Mimas Chamber Choir at the inauguration of a new building at the University of Tromsø. Norway’s King Harald V is present.

2004

12 December 2004
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble’s traditional Christmas Concert in Tromsø Cathedral, Norway. Soloists: Sondre Pettersen (boy soprano), Tore Johansen (jazz trumpet), Trygve Skipenes Østrem (flute) og Sindre Sandvik (piano), bishop Per Oskar Kjølaas.
Review: Dagbladet Nordlys (Norwegian)

Late Saturday night, 4 December 2004
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Mimas chamber choir, Tromsø Symphony Orchestra and staff and students from the North Norwegian music conservatory in “Mozart Requiem in the night of Mozart’s Death”, the Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø, Norway. Soloists: Mona Julsrud (soprano), Ann-Beth Solvang (alto), Carlo Vincenzo Allemano (tenor) og Njål Sparbo (bass). Review: Dagbladet Nordlys (Norwegian)

14 November 2004
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble in Bodø Cathedral, Norway


21-24 October 2004
SAGA Chamber choir in Kristiansund and at Tingvoll, Nord-Møre, Norway
23rd – Tingvoll Church. 24th – Nordlandet Church, Kristiansund. Reviews: Tingvoll.netog Tidens krav (Norwegian)

14-17 October 2004
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble’s Finnmark County Tour, Norway
15th – North Cape.15th – Hammerfest.16th – Alta.17th – Nordreisa

18 September 2004
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble concert at the Norwegian Choir Association’s National Congress in Tromsø, Norway

6 September 2004
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble, Tromsø Symphony Orchestra. Soloists: Bjørn Andor Drage, Kristin Mellem and Inga Juuso. Opening concert at PEN Conference in Tromsø
Link http://www.norskpen.no/pen/tromso.shtml

23 July 2004
Conducting festival choir in concert at “Nordklang 12” in Jyväskylä, Finland

18-24 July 2004
Norwegian guest conductor at “Nordklang 12” in Jyväskylä, Finland

11 July 2004
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble in the Finale concert i European Grand Prix for Choral Singing, Gorizia, Italia

10 July 2004
Ragnar Rasmussen conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble in concert as a finalist in the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing, Mel, Italy

8 July 2004
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble concerts in Aula Absidale di Santa Lucia at the closing of Festival Corale Internazionale “Città di Bologna”, Bologna, Italy Link to the concert

7-11 July 2004
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble participating in European Grand Prix for Choral Singing 2004, Gorizia, Italy

3 July 2004
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble concert at Arctic Trombone Festival.
Works by Bruchner and Merle for choir and trombones, and Vokal Nord’s competition programme for European Grand Prix for Choral Singing, Gorizia, Italy 2004

2 June 2004
Mini workshop in Tromsø with “Etiquette” from Hordaland, Norway

24 April 2004
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble and Mimas Chamber Choir in concert Tromsø Cathedral, Norway. Conducted by student conductors from the North Norwegian music conservatory.

1 April 2004
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble and Tromsø Symphony Orchestra. Church concert in collaboration with Tromsø Amnesty. Programme: “Berliner Messe” (Arvo Pärt), “Cantos Sagrados” (James Macmillan), “Sarek” (Terje Bjørklund)

13 March 2004
Guest conductor with Mollis, Nordreisa, Norway.

12 March 2004
The North Norwegian music conservatory choir in concert at Grønnåsen Church, Tromsø, Norway. Programme: “Libra” by Per Nørgård. The composer was present and gave an introduction.

20-22 February 2004
Guest conductor with Mollis, Nordreisa, Norway

15 February 2004
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble in concert, Målselv Church, Norway

5-8 February 2004
SAGA Chamber choir concerts in Gjøvik and Gausdal. Programme: Norwegian Choirs – Romance by the bucketfuls!

22 January 2004
Mimas Chamber Choir concert at Northern Lights Festival. Tromsø, Norway. Programme: Includes “Liebeslieder op. 52” (Brahms)

21 January 2004
Opening ceremony, Northern Lights Festival, Tromsø, Norway. Includes the renown soprano Solveig Kringlebotn (http://www.n-m-a.no/English.htm) and 300 Tromsø choristers.

2003

12 December 2003
Mimas Chamber Choir and Tromsø Civic Orchestra. Programme: Excerpts from Händel’s “Messiah” and more.

8-10 December 2003
Conducting a concert in Bodø with Birgitte Christensen (soprano), Bodø Sinfonietta,
Con Brio Chamber Choir, Rønvik Vocal Ensemble.
Programme: Includes “Lauda per la nativitá del Signore” (O. Respighi)
Link to the concert

24-29 November 2003
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) production with Vokal Nord vocal ensemble, chamber choir Mimas Chamber Choir and Tromsø Symphony Orchestra

8 November 2003
Conducting the Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble at conferring ceremony at Luleå Technical University.
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1-6 October 2003
The Barents Choir Centre’s official opening ceremony with Vokal Nord vocal ensemble
Directing concerts and teaching in Master Classes.

26-28 September 2003
Conductors’ and choristers’ workshop in Stjørdal, Rica Hell Hotel
Together with Per Husby (ipano).

15-21 September 2003
Concerts with Mimas Chamber choir and Henning Sommerro in Skjervøy Kulturhus and Skjervøy Church, Norway.

12-14 September 2003
Conductors’ workshop in Bergen, Norway
Organiser: Hordaland Korforbund (Choir Association)

6-12 August 2003
“Theo-03” in Thórshavn, the Faeroe Islands

6 August 2003
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble/Ensemble Nord concert during Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Norway. Soloist M. Hirsti (soprano). Programme: “Samiske Romanser” (“Sami Romances”)

4 August 2003
Conducting Carl Orff`s cantata Carmina Burana during Nordland Music Festival Week in Bodø, Norway

21-27 July 2003
Conducting Carl Orff`s cantata Carmina Burana during “Kor72” in Tønder, Denmark

28 June-7 July 2003
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble performing by invitation at the choir competition in Gorizia, Italy. Concerts also in Venice, Bologna and Florence.

June 27 2003
Trønderkor Choir and Vokal Nord vocal ensemble. Concert in Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø, Norway.

23-28 June 2003
Conducting Trønderkor Choir on its tour in North Norway. Concerts during Festival of North Norway (Harstad), in Narvik and in Tromsø. Programme: Brahms' “Liebeslieder Op. 52” and Norwegian music.

28 May 28-1 June 2003
Chamber choir SAGA giving two concerts during “the National Choir Festival” in Kristiansand, Norway.

25 May 2003
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble concert in Målselv Church, Norway.

30 April-4 May 2003
CD recording "Advenio" (EUCD 24 2003)in Målselv Church, Norway with Vokal Nord vocal ensemble and the Carmelite Nuns, Tromsø, Norway. Producer: Henning Sommerro. Buy/listen to tracks from the CD here.

11 April 2003
Mimas Chamber choir and Tromsø Symphony Orchestra. Concert in Tromsø Cathedral, Norway. Programme: Sommerro: “Fram in the Ice”, Panchenko: “The Last Viking”.

4 April 2003
Conducting CCarl Orff`s cantata Carmina Burana in Mosjøen, Norway with students and teachers from the the North Norwegian music conservatory and students from the music department at Mosjøen Upper Secondary School.

23-30 March 2003
Mimas Chamber choir in Russia: Concerts in St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk, in collaboration with St. Petersburg’s National Orchestra. Programme: Sommerro: “Fram in the Ice”, Panchenko: “The Last Viking”, Grieg: “Four Psalms”. Soloist: Fredrik Akselberg (tenor).
Master Classes for Russian conductors - title: “Nordic choir music”.

28 February-2 March 2003
Choristers’ workshop, Sør-Troms, Norway together with Pål-Are Bakksjø.

23 February 2003
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble giving concert in Mestervik (Troms), Norway.

7-9 February 2003
SAGA Chamber choir giving concerts in Maria Church, Skjold Church and Stragiotti Ristorante in Bergen, Norway.

2002

22 December 2002
Christmas Concert in Vardø Church, Norway with musicians from Vardø.

8 December 2002
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble’s Christmas Concert in Tromsø Cathedral, Norway

29 November-1 December 2002
Mimas Chamber choir Christmas Concert Tour to Tromsø, Narvik, Harstad, Norway. Soloist: Berit Opheim (trad. music singer).

23-24 November 2002
Trønderkor Choir Christmas Jazz Concert “Svart natt-blå toner” (“Black Night, Blue Tones”). Soloists: Per Husby, John P. Inderberg, Bjørn Alterhaug, Pål-Are Bakksjø and Berit Norbakken Solset
23rd Olavshallen, Trondheim, Norway
24th Kulturhuset, Inderøy, Norway

16 November 2002
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble giving concert in Nordreisa Church, Norway. Programme:
Lidholm, Jennefelt, Bergh, Thompson, Nystedt and others.

14 November 2002
Mimas Chamber choir and musicians from the North Norwegian Music Conservatory.Soloist: Fredrik Akselberg (tenor). Programme: Grieg: “Four Psalms” Pärt: “Magnificat”, Schnittke: “Requiem”.

9 November 2002
Tromsø Cantabile giving concert at Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tromsø, Norway. Soloist: Ragnar Rasmussen (Piano). Conductor: Pål-Are Bakksjø.

3 November 2002
Con Brio Chamber Choir in Bodø Cathedral, Norway. Soloist: Bjørn Andor Drage (Organ). Programme: Duruflé: Requiem/Quatre Motets.

20 October 2002
Directing the “The Margot concert” in support for relief aid to Murmansk, Russia. Tromsø Performing Arts Centre, Norway.

19 October 2002
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble giving pub concert in Mack-kjelleren, Tromsø, Norway.

5-6 October 2002
SAGA Chamber choir concerts in Tønsberg and Oslo, Norway

13-15 September 2002
Choir and conductor class in Vardø, Norway together with Bodil Onsøien Rasmussen.
Organiser: Finnmark Choir Association/NMR Finnmark

6 September 2002
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble/Ensemble Nord concert at Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tromsø, Tromsø during “Ordkalotten”. Soloist M. Hirsti (soprano). Programme: “Samiske Romanser” (“Sami Romances”).

27 June-4 July 2002
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble/Coro Euridice (Bologna, Italy) touring North Norway: Trondenes Church (Festival of North Norway), Myre Church, Røst Church and the Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø. Programme: New music for two choirs by Bjørn Andor Drage.

23 June 2002
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble/Ensemble Nord concert in Harstad Perfoming Arts Centre (Festival of North Norway) Soloist M. Hirsti (soprano). Programme: “Samiske Romanser” (“Sami Romances”).

13-18 June 2002
Conducting Coro Euridice in Bologna, Italy.

May-June 2002
Teaching in Oslo, Steinkjer, Korgen and Tromsø, Norway. Master classes and examinations at The Barents Choir Centre in Piteå, Sweden, Oulo, Finland and Pertozavodsk, Russia.

20-21 May 2002
Workshop with Vardø Women’s Choir and Vardø Male Choral Society in Vardø, Norway.

27-28 April 2002
Trønderkor Choir Jubliee Concert. Soloist: Berit Opheim (trad. music singer).
27th Our Lady’s Church, Trondheim, Norway.
28th Sakshaug Church, Inderøy, Norway.

10 March 2002
Conducts Vokal Nord vocal ensemble and Mimas Chamber Choir at the inauguration ceremony of the new bishop in Nord-Hålogaland bishopric. Programme: “Samiske Romanser” (“Sami Romances”) and Stanford.

26 February 2002
Mimas Chamber choir and Tromsø Symphony Orchestra. Programme. Joseph Haydn: “Die Shöpfung” – The Creation.


22-24 February 2002
Workshop and concert at Gruben, Mo i Rana, Norway with Aasmund Nordstoga, Tor Halvard Nilsen and Bodil Onsøien Rasmussen.

15-18 February 2002
Choir master for Tromsø Opera Choir performing in Puccini's Tosca together with soloists from the Norwegian National Opera and Tromsø Symphony Orchestra in Tromsø Performing Arts Centre.

7-10 February 2002
Workshop, Sweden together with Bjørn Andor Drage.

2-3 February 2002
SAGA Chamber choir concerts in Gjøvik, Hamar and Lillehammer, Norway.

27 January 2002
Vokal Nord vocal ensemble at Northern Lights Festival in Tromsø, Norway. Programme: “Samiske romanser” (“Sami Romances”).

12 January 2002
New Year’s Concert in Tromsø Performing Arts Centre, Norway with Tromsø Opera Choir and Tromsø Symphony Orchestra.

2001

16 December 2001
Mimas Chamber choir participating in televised church service. (The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK1)).


15 December 2001
A Christmas Matinée with Vokal Nord vocal ensemble and Per Huseby (piano) in Verdensteatret, Tromsø, Norway.

Early December 2001
Mimas Chamber choir participating in Coro Forum Europei, Rome, Italy.


2 December 2001
Mimas Chamber choir participating in televised church service. (The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK1)).