Choral Conducting

  • Ever since the beginning of the eighties, she has been very active as a conductor, leading choirs on a regular basis as well as “ad hoc” projects throughout Norway.
  • In 1997, she took the initiative to form CORO MISTO, a mixed choir of about 20 members, aspiring to present classical as well as seldom performed works of the highest quality.
    They have premiered in Norway, E. de Cavalieri’s “Rappresentazione di Anima e di Corpo”,Claudio Monteverdi’s complete “Lamento d’Arianna”, Hildegard von Bingen’s “Ordo Virtutum“, as well as presented world premieres like E. Østergaard’s “From the ninth Duino Elegy” and mostly classical works like J.S. Bach’s “Jesu meine Freude”, kantate nr. 150, Handel’s “The Messiah”, “Dixit Dominus”,“ Coronation Anthem”, “Foundling Hospital Anthem”,A. Vivaldi’s “Gloria”,“Magnificat”, H. Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”,“The Fairy Queen”, W. A. Mozart’s “Messe in B”, “Requiem” and other pieces, Rossinis “Petite Messe Solenelle” , Brahms “Liebesliederwalzer” og “Neue Liebeslieder”, Franz Liszt’s “Via Crucis”, ” Missa Choralis“, B. Britten’s “Rejoice In The Lamb”,“A Ceremony of Carols”, to mention some, alongside other works by A. Bruckner, Fr. Poulenc, Knut Nystedt, Opera choir movements, musical potpourris and many more.
  • Since 1988 she has been the conductor of ARKADIAKORET (Oslo), a choir specializing in Greek music. They have been performing full scale works like “To axion Esti” by M. Theodorakis, movements and songs by M. Hadjidakis, M. Adamis, J. Markopoulos and other Greek composers, as well as folk-songs from all over Greece, Byzantine music and fragments of Ancient Greek music. They have appeared on radio and TV in Norway and have toured extensively in Greece. In 1999 they launched a CD with “Greek choir Music from ancient to our own times”.
    Very often, the choir sings Marilena Zlatanou’s own choral arrangements and on occasions some of her compositions as well.
  • Since 95 she has conducted youth- and chamber-choir at STEINERSKOLEN I MOSS (a Waldorf school), presenting among other things full scale works like Benjamin Britten’s “Noye’s Fludde”, Ch. W. Gluck’s opera “Orpheus”, excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah”, J. S. Bach’s Kantata nr. 61, Orff’s “Carmina Burana“, contemporary works especially written for the school, and many other works.
  • Since the same year, she has been teaching singing as well as conducting childrens- and girlschoir at NESODDEN KULTURSKOLE (a council music- and culture-school). During the last mentioned period she has also conducted other choirs and performed, among other works, G.Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solenelle”.
  • She has also often conducted choir-seminars all over Norway.
    Three of her cappella (mixed choir) choral arrangements have been published by NORSK MUSIKFORLAG, also internationally.
    1. QUODLIBET: A combination of a greek and a norwegian folk-song
    2. KALANDASUITE: A suite comprising of 9 christmas songs (duration: ca 10 min.)
    3. GREEK SUITE: A suite comprising of 7 songs from Macedonia, Northern Greece, her place of origin. Duration: ca 25 min.
  • Under Compositions and arrrangements on this website a complete list of many more arrangements of Greek music