For those of you in striking distance of Finnsnes, this Friday we have an Intim Adventkonsert (intimate advent concert). It was originally scheduled to be in the våpenhus (foyer), but there is a suggestion that there wont be enough space for the expected audience, so we’re moving it into the sanctuary, and using lighting to focus on a small area. Also no-one will be allowed to sit at the back!!!
As well as Sarah and I, we have a very talented guest vocal group, the Tråsdahls, percussionist Benjamin Olsvik Nilsson, and guitarist Vebjørn Konradsen. Our Norwegian language coach, Siss Marit Andreassen is acting as host and reading poetry.
The concert has a flavour of advent and the north Norwegian winter.
Here is a little taster, recorded during a rehearsal today (for those reading this via email, click here to see the video):
The concert will include:
- Å kom, å kom Immanuel
- Vise ved vintersolskved
- Coventry carol
- The first mercy (Warlock)
- Klokkene kaller
- Det lid med natta Dagen stundar til
- January – By the hearth (Tchaikovsky, from The Seasons)
- Winter (2nd movt.) (Vivaldi , arranged for recorder and harmonium!!!)
- Hellig er din gutt Maria
- Mary did you know
- Mitt hjerte alltid vanker
- O hellig natt