In 2004 Jan Gunnar Hoff received the prestigious Edvard-Prize for his jazz mass Meditatus, later recorded in Rainbow studio with Bodø Domkor (Bodø cathedral choir) and Jan Gunnar Hoff Group and released on Grappa label in 2007. Meditatus has been performed and recorded by choirs from Scandinavia, Riga, Iceland, US a.o.
In 2014 Hoff wrote the composition Terra Nova for choir and jazz group. Hoff’s work was premiered by the Bodø cathedral choir and was a great success. Link to Norwegian review. Hoff released the album Terra Nova as a collaboration with mezzo soprano Marianne Beate Kielland in 2017. He has continued to work in “cross over”- settings with classical musicans, church choirs and similar. In 2019 he performed Terra Nova- concerts in Istanbul with cellist Sedef Ercetin and in his home town with the local youth choir. In 2020 the Australian world music group Elysian Fields released their version of Meditatus.
In April 2023 Hoff performed Terra Nova and Meditatus with the UiA university choir and jazz students.
In December 2020 Hoff performed Terra Nova with the Bodø Cathedral youth choir, a performance that was seen by approx. 250 000 on the Vimeo and Facebook- video transmissions.