Concert Time

This coming Sunday we have our parish Christmas concert, 6pm in Finnsnes church. The concert takes it’s name from the title of a Norwegian Christmas song Lys imot mørketida (light against the dark time) which draws on images of both the ‘polar night’ and Jesus as the light of the world.

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With so large a parish the reality is that it’s not possible to involve everyone (at least not if we hold the concert to a reasonable length!), but we have a good cross section of people and musical styles:

Barnekor (the childrens’ choir):

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Ungdomskor (the youth choir), who have decided to wear robes this year:

Concert_Time_04Ernst Norbakken is our classical tenor soloist:

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We also have guest vocal group, the Tråsdahls:

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The church band have a big supporting roll, together with Sarah and I on piano and organ, plus Susanna will play a bit of Euphonium.

Here is the program – music interspersed with readings from the Christmas gospel:

  • Lys imot mørketida
  • Tenn lys
  • Rydd vei for Herrens komme (traditional carol with a ‘medieval’ twist)
  • Min sjel synger til Herren
  • Himmlens Ånde (Breath of heaven )
  • I en natt
  • Hør hvor englesangen klinger (Angels from the realms of glory)
  • Ære være
  • Betlehems stjerne
  • Nå er den hellige time
  • Himmlen i min favn
  • Stille natt
  • Hellig er din gutt, Maria
  • Julsång (O holy night)
  • Deilig er jorden (roughly Fairest Lord Jesus – every Nowregian carol concert finishes with this)
  • Nordnorsk julesalme

Afterward the Barnekor parents are arraninge coffee and cake, with proceeds towards the choir tour in 2016. Yum.

Everyone welcome.

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