Cantus is a female choir based in Trondheim Norway. It was established in 1986, and our conductor, Tove Ramlo-Ystad, has been the conductor since the beginning.



We are continuously working on new projects and events, and thrive on being busy. In addition to our own concerts and projects, we compete in international competitions, and perform at events. Cantus has won several prestigious competitions over the years. You can find our ongoing projects by visiting the Norwegian home page, or on our facebook page.


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Eatnemen Vuelie score

Cantus has, after the premiére of Disneys "Frozen" received multiple requests and questions regardig the availability of the score/sheet music for "Vuelie", from the soundtrack of the film. Therefore, we would like to offer some information regarding this in the following sections:

When the makers of "Frozen" came by a CD released by Cantus, "Norwegian Voices" from 2011, they immediately fell in love with the tone of the choir an the tune "Eatnemen Vuelie", which is a track on this record (The CD is available as download on Amazon and iTunes.) This was the inspiration for Disney when they chose to include the choir in the soundtrack of "Frozen". "Eatnemen Vuelie" was originally written for Cantus back in in 1996, originally for a Christmas record, and has for many years been a beloved piece of music of the choir itself and our audiences. It is the "joik" (2nd alto bit) that is the most distinctive element, and the composer paired it with a traditional Norwegian hymn that one might know in the US as "Fairest Lord Jesus". However, the hymn itself did not correspond with the role this piece was meant to have in the film, so they asked if the composer would rewrite the melody for "Frozen". This rewrite resulted in the piece you can hear in the opening seconds of the film, which goes by the name "Vuelie". Apart from the melody, there are only minor changes in the other parts, and some alterations to the rythmic notation if you compare the two pieces.

As this choral piece was specially written for Disney, the music is owned by the Walt Disney Company. Based on the information we have regarding any publishing plans for the score of "Vuelie", the composer and Boosey & Hawkes is said to be trying to get the "Vuelie" from "Frozen" published. Besides this, the only way to get more information regarding this would be to get directly in touch with the publisher. To our knowledge, Disney also plans to produce for release a Choral Suite from "Frozen", and it includes "Vuelie". This Choral Suite Sheet Music will have one voicing that is the authentic music from the film with optional accompaniment, and simplified accompanied arrangements for SATB, SAB and 2-Part. Disney’s sheet music partner is Hal Leonard, which would be a good place to search if you want to keep track on when the sheet music for this Choral Suite will be out for sale. 

The only published version of the original "Eatnemen Vuelie" is available from Boosey & Hawkes. We omit the synthesizer, percussion and ad lib joik, as we most often preform as a chamber choir.

We hope this is helpful to all of you who would like to share some som the magic of "Frozen", also well founded in the Norwegian culture, with us! 

Cantus sings in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest feature, "Frozen"

"Dreams come true" ­- Cantus sings the opening song in the animation movie "Frozen" from Disney!

Disneys "Frozen" had its premiere in the US in the fall if 2013. The movie is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale "The Snow Queen". The movie is set in a Norwegian winter landscape, and revolves around three characters' epic journey, and their battle against the elements. The movie is full of artefacts from the Nordic culture, and is greatly inspired by Norway. Both Viking ships, stave churches, the cathedral Nidarosdomen and Norwegian ­speaking trolls will greet us from the screen this winter.

How Disney heard about Cantus is in itself a fairytale. Christophe Beck, who is the composer for “Frozen” with songs from Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, wanted to use Nordic music as the inspiration for the music in “Frozen”. In late Spring 2012, the “Frozen” filmmakers traveled to Norway to find inspiration. They then found the female choir Cantus and the choral piece "Eatnemen Vuelie" from the CD Norwegian Voices (2011). “Eatnemen Vuelie” was originally written by Frode Fjellheim, a composer and musician located in Trondheim. Disney and Cantus reached anagreement to record a new choral piece inspired by "Eatnemen Vuelie", entitled “Vuelie”, written by Frode Fjellheim and “Frozen”s score composer, Christophe Beck, especially for this movie. The piece creates the musical background in opening sequence of the movie, and Cantus can therefore be said to literally ­set the tone for the movie.

We in Cantus and our conductor Tove Ramlo-Ystad is honored to take part in what may turn out to be one of Disney's greatest productions. It is also very special to take part with Norwegian music, and the music of Cantus, in a movie which is directly inspired by our own culture. Below, you can hear the original verion of Vuelie, Eatnemen Vuelie. 





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Medvirkende: Cantus, dir. Tove Ramlo-Ystad og Espen Berg, piano Billettsalg ved inngangen

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