"Vowels express our emotions. There is an inherent clarity in the Nordic languages and an obsession with the colour of each vowel and getting close to the text. The result is often a warm lyrical sound that's delicate and sensitive.”
Carina Einarson, Musical Director
CARINA EINARSON, Choir Conductor
Director of Music Carina Einarson holds an MFA in Music Education and Choral Teaching from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. In Stockholm she taught choir singing and conducting to young college students and musicians. For five years, Carina held the position of Director of Music at the Swedish Church in Marylebone, and in 2016, she became the Choir Director of St Paul's Marylebone, and formed the independent London Nordic Choir in the autumn that same year.
Carina conducts this established ensemble in a range of lyrical harmonies with a celebrated repertoire, be it medieval or modern, classical or choral. Carina is a professional musician whose work in the field of vocal/choral music is of the highest international standard. She has performed on BBC3 Radio, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, and has led a number of evensongs in St Paul's Cathedral.
Carina has an intuitive ability to grow the choristers musically and to develop their voices under her guidance. Her energy, zeal and passion for music and singing - as well as her motivational leadership - has greatly contributed to London Nordic Choir’s acclaim.
LONDON NORDIC CHOIR
LOCKDOWN YOUTUBE VIDEO
Virtual Choir – Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo
As the world got locked down due to the pandemic, the choir members were keen to share some love and support as best we could, and came together – albeit digitally – to perform one of the choir's favourite pieces.
Though miles apart, Carina directed the singers on an array of smart phones, iPads and laptops scattered throughout the UK, from a summer cottage in Sweden.
NEED SOME MUSIC FOR AN EVENT? HIRE THE CHOIR.
From Cathedrals & Company Functions, to Festivals & Fundraising Events - London Nordic Choir can tailor a program that suits your event whatever the size and setting
The choir has years of experience providing music for a wide variety of events. We have provided singers for weddings, memorial services, corporate events, festivals, fundraisings and parties all over London.
Typically the choir is asked to assemble a group of 4–8 singers, and can also provide anything from a small ensemble of 12 singers to the full choir. The number of singers required may depend on your choice of music as well as the venue. The Director of Music can also provide a pianist and/or organist, as part of the event.
Email Carina Einarson, our Choir Director, to start an informal chat about how London Nordic Choir can be part of your function or event.