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'entirely wonderful'

'terrifically inventive'

'One of the most sheerly

enjoyable recordings

I have heard in years'

Martin Anderson,

'Excellent playing and singing,

a recording from the top drawer.'

Highly recommendable.


'Truly magical'

Bayern 4 Klassik

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Baroque music by Bach, Händel, Corelli, A. Scarlatti, Sarri, Torelli, Pachelbel and Christmas songs from the baroque era

Ditte Marie Bræin, soprano

Caroline Eidsten Dahl, recorder

Oslo Circles

These concerts have now unfortuntaly been cancelled!

10.01.2021 // 12:00 // Akershus Slottskirke


Blant høydepunktene er Brandenburg-konsert nr.5 BWV 1050, bass-kantaten Ich habe genug BWV 82, Mein gläubiges Herze fra kantate BWV 68, utdrag fra Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080 og Ein Musikalisches Opfer BWV 1079, h-moll-messen, musikk for lutt, orgel, cello, fløyte, fiolin og mye mer.

Ditte Marie Bræin, sopran

Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzosopran

Halvor Melien, bassbaryton

Oslo Circles:

Astrid Kirschner, barokkfiolin

May Kunstovny, barokkfiolin

Gunnar Hauge, barokkcello

Torun Torbo, traversfløyte

Anna Starr, barokkobo

Mariangiola Martello, cembalo

Jadran Duncumb, lutt/teorbe

Lars Notto Birkeland, orgel

06.12.2020 // 14.00 and 18.00 //

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, stage 2


Venezian serenade with baroque music by Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Legrenzi, Biagio Marini, Antonio Stradella, Bartolomeo Montalbano, Antonio Caldara and Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli.

Oslo Circles: Astrid Kirschner, baroque violin/leader -

Maria Ines Zanovello, baroque violin - Gunnar Hauge, baroque cello - Jadran Duncumb, theorbo - Mariangiola Martello, harpsichord

11.02.2021 // 18:00 // 20:00 // Sentralen, Oslo


17th century baroque music in stylus phantasticus by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Biagio Marini, Giovanni Battista Fontana,  marco Uccellini, Johannes Kapsberger, A. Piccinini and more.

24.02.2021 // 19:00 // Oslo Ladegård

Astrid Kirschner, baroque violin

Jadran Duncumb, theorbo


17th century baroque music by Claudio Monteverdi, Johannes Rosenmüller, Dietrich Becker, Johann Pachelbel, Barbara Strozzi and Antonio Bertali

11.03.2021 // 19:00 // Gamle Aker kirke, Oslo

Magnus Staveland, tenor

Oslo Circles



One Charming Night

An evening with David Hansen & Oslo Circles

Arias & theatre music

by Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)

David Hansen, countertenor

Oslo Circles

Seicento Italiano!

Music of Falconieri, Marini, Fontana,  Cazzati, Pandolfi Mealli, Kapsberger

Oslo Circles

The end of all good music is to affect the soul. - Claudio Monteverdi

Samuel Pepys' secret diary

Exerpts from

Samuel Pepys' diary

and music by Playford, Purcell, Marais, Falconieri, Locke, Hume


Anders Baasmo Christiansen, actor

Oslo Circles

De Profundis

Early German baroque music with three gambas

by Dietrich Buxtehude,

Johann Pachelbel,

Johann Christoph Bach,

Johann Michael Bach,

Johann Rosenmüller and Nicolaus Bruhns.

Halvor F. Melien, bassbaritone

Oslo Circles

In Bach's living-room

A family meeting with music for violin and traverso & bc by Johann Sebastian Bach,

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Johann Jacob Bach and

Anna Magdalena Bach's Notenbüchlein

Oslo Circles



Early Italian Maria lamentations.

Music by Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Merula, B.Ferrari, Uccellini, Leonarda, Cazzati

Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzosoprano

Oslo Circles

Canzoni da sonare

Early Italian instrumental music after vocal models. 

Music by Frescobaldi, Uccellini, Sances, Picchi, Marini, Falconieri and Selma y Salaverde.


Oslo Circles


Music written

or published in 1685, or by composers born in 1685.

Music by J.S.Bach, G.Fr.Händel, A.Corelli, A.Steffani,  J.Playford, A.M. Charpentier

Marianne Beate Kielland (mezzosoprano)

Njål Sparbo (bassbaritone)

Oslo Circles

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