A beautiful new album of compositions and arrangements for choir and strings by Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo. It includes new arrangements of familiar Christmas carols in a beautiful and intimate setting to emulate the feeling of ‘Hygge’. Gjeilo (pronounced Yay-lo) is one of the most frequently performed composers in the choral world. An accomplished pianist, improvisations over his own published choral pieces have become a trademark of his collaborations across the world. This recording went straight to No. 1 in the iTunes classical charts in the USA and UK, and was Classic FM's Album of the Week.
Likely one of the most successful holiday releases of 2017, and rightly so. (AllMusic)
Read an interview with Ola Gjeilo about the recording: https://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2017/12/20/new-classical-tracks-ola-gjeilo-warms-up-to-winter-songs
Decca Classics, June 2017
St. Jude-on-the-Hill, London
Released: November 2017
Catalogue No: 4816326