A summer of Northern Lights

The all-female choir made famous by the music for Disney’s Frozen unveils new album Special Release Decca Records They helped inspire one of the biggest films in box office history, and now the women of Cantus—the Norwegian choir who sang the opening track to Disney’s animated hit Frozen—released their very first album on Decca Records, entitled Northern Lights, on May 12. From a population of 170,000 in rural Trondheim, 32 women helped unearth the ethereal sounds of Norway for the world. During the first research trip to the country, Frozen's producers stopped at a shop and picked up some CDs for the journey. Driving around the country exploring the beauties of the land, the producers in turn discovered the sound of Cantus, the hidden voices of Norway, and the “yoik”—a traditional form of song from the Sámi people of the Nordic countries. Comparable to
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