Ola Gjeilo, self-titled (Decca Classics)
"I hope that people feel a sense of honesty in my music. I wanted to write music that would feel uplifting and meaningful without being sentimental or superficial or manipulative." That's how Norwegian born-American composer Ola Gjeilo describes his music. With the release of his new self-titled recording on Decca, you can experience it for yourself.
What's special about this recording is it offers a portrait of Ola Gjeilo; composer, pianist, and lover of choral music. Two very unique British choirs are featured on this new release, Voces8 and Tenebrae. The Chamber Orchestra of London adds the lush, symphonic textures Ola loves so much.