Knut Nystedt som utøver

Some of Knut Nystedt’s performing activities:

Knut Nystedt has conducted these orchestras:

KFUM-orkesteret Arioso (YMCA-orchestra) for 12 years

Nordstrand Musikkselskaps orchestra for 2 years

And several concerts with The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and several other orchestras


and conducted these choirs:

Lillestrøm Male choir for 15 years (1938-1953)

Lillestrøm Female choir for 10 years (1939-1949)

Lilleborg Church Choir for 2 years (1940-1942)

Breidablikk-koret  for 6 years (1941-1947)

Cæciliaforeningen in Fredrikstad for 1 year (1948)

Hanches choir for 9 years (with several concerts with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and other orchestras) (1948-1957)

Torshov church choir for 27 years (1955-1982)

Oslo University Choir Scola Cantorum which he started and conducted for 21 years (1964-1985)

Berea College and Augsburg college choir for 1 year (1968-1969)

The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir (Det Norske Solistkor) which he started and conducted for 40 years (1950-1990)


Conducted among others these performances:

1943 and 1945 Haydn «The creation» (Skapelsen) with Oslo Philharmonic orcestra

1945 Debut-concert as orchestra conductor with Oslo Philharmonic orcestra

1947 Verdensteateret with Oslo Philharmonic orcestra

1951 Debut concert with The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir in Oslo Cathedral

1954 The burnt Sacrefice with the Norwegian Soloists’ choir and Oslo Philharmonic orchestra in Aulaen, Oslo

1955 The choir at Billy Graham’s meetings in Ullevål stadion, Oslo

1948-1957 Several oratoias, Mozart, Honneger, Mendelssohn, Kodaly

1964 Choir from all Lutheran Colleges in USA in Minneapolis

1968 Opening at Rikskonsertene in Kristiansand

1968 Händel: Messiah in Berea, Kentucky

1969 Several concerts in Minneapolis

1970 Les Noces by Strawinsky at Høvikodden for NRK-TV

1970 Spes Mundi at Torshov church, Oslo

Lucis Creator Optime, Trefoldighetskirken, Oslo (1971), Gothenburg cathedral (1975) and Oslo Concert Hall (1977)

1971 Eivind Groven with Oslo Philharmonic orchetra.

1971 TV-opera «Med Krone og Stjerne», NRK-TV

1973 Høsttakkefest in Fredrikstad Cathedral (NRK-TV) and later in Torshov Church

1974 The opening concert at Bergen International Music Festival

1977 The opening concert at Oslo Concert Hall

1977 Ichtys, recording with Oslo Philharminic Orchestra

1977 Guest conductor at Trondheim Symphony Orchestra

1979 Guest conductor at Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

1980 Litani i Atlanta by Gunnar Sønstevold in Oslo concert hall

1980 Les Noces in Oslo Concert Hall

1982 St. Olav College Choir in Tully Hall, New York

1985 Dettingen te deum by Händel in Oslo Concert Hall

1985 The Matthew Passion (Matteuspasjonen) in Trefoldigheskirken, Oslo (Nrk-TV)

1955, 1964, 1967, 1971, 1974, 1977 and 1987 The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir in Bergen festival (Festspillene i Bergen)

1987 North Park College, Chicago

1987 Ålesund Musikkfestival

1987 Litani i Atlanta by Gunnar Sønstevold in Bergen International Music Festival

1988 NRK-TV recording with NS and Norw, Broadcasting Orchestra

1988 Mozart Requiem in Trefoldighetskirken, Oslo

1989 Bach Magnificat and Faure’s Requiem in Trefoldighetskirken, Oslo

1991 Norsk Musikkfestival, Inderøy

2000 Concerts at New York, Winona and Wayzata, Minnesota

2004 Meisterkurs Chordirigering, Cathedral in Aachen, Germany


Church activities:

Organist at «Betlehem misjonskirke» (1932-

Oranist at Elim Methodist church, Oslo (1937-1941)

Organist at Lilleborg church (1938-1946)

Organist at Torhov church, Oslo (1946-1982) with 202 evening concerts in addition to sunday services.



1956 The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir (NS) , Helsinki, Finland

1960, 1973 and 1975 NS to USA

1968 NS to North Norway

1973 Schola cantorum to Oxford and Cambridge, England

1976 and 1981 Schola Cantorum to Germany.

1977 Schola Cantorum to Czechoslovakia

1978 NS to Korea, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong

1979 Schola Cantorum to Scottland

1982 NS to China

1983 NS to Poland

1983 Schola Cantorum to Iceland

1984 NS to Israel

1988 NS to Israel

1988 NS to Germany


Organ concerts:

1938 Max Reger in Oslo Cathedral

1940 Carl Nielsen in NRK-radio

1940 Arild Sandvold in Ris church

1945 Gothenburg concert house, Swedish radio

1947 Messiaen, Hindemith and Milhaud in Fageborg church, Oslo

1961 Nystedt and Bach, Copenhagen

1974 Organ concerto in Tromsdalen Church, Tromsø

1978 Concert for a new organ at Oslo Concert Hall

1979 Stavanger Cathedral


Judge in Choir competitions:

1992 NRK-TV Choir Competition

1993 Choir-competition at Grieghallen, Bergen

1993 Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod, Wales

1994 Takarazuka International Choir Contest, Osaka, Japan

1997 Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod, Wales