A church choir sings again – several feet apart

A church choir sings again – several feet apart


norman lebrecht

May 26, 2020

The choir of Trondheim Cathedral have been allowed to resume singing, albeit at several paces apart from each other.

UPDATE: Here’s the risk assessment



  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    A beautiful cathedral in a wonderful country!!

  • fflambeau says:

    Sorry, this is likely a mistake. Perhaps the conductor should have read the piece, “Choral Singing is A High Risk Activity” published just days ago here: https://slippedisc.com/2020/05/chorus-chief-evidence-that-choral-singing-is-a-high-risk-activity-is-strong/

  • fflambeau says:

    Perhaps the church can also be accused of taking advantage of the youths doing the singing. Note that there is a mysterious disease, affiliated with the covid virus, that appears to affect young people.

  • Lilas Pastia says:

    Sorry for coming in late, but this is strictly in line with the Norwegian health authorities’ current recommendations for choral singing: less than 30 persons, at least one meter distance between heads, no person with symptoms.

    As amateur music is a very central part of the celebration of our national day (Constitution Day, May 17), especially marching bands, the authorities in late April introduced rules concerning musical practise for orchestras, bands and choruses which are still in effect. No Covid-19 transmission has been reported as a result of this policy, which should not be surprising in a country where the death rate is low.