Sunday’s parish family Christmas concert went down very well. For us it’s already becoming a distant memory as we’re now well under way with a week of skolegudstjenetser (13 school carol services for 1000+ pupils) , 3 big funerals and hosting 2 external concerts (which means clearing all the equipment out of Finnsnes church and re-rigging overnight).
Here are some pictures from Sunday. Note the ever popular (and extremely hazardous) candle lit procession, the advent candles (which in Norway have no specific meaning) and the presentation of roses to the ‘key’ performers (the children got their ‘thank you’ at practice the day after). In fact the giving of roses is so strong that it even has it’s own verb å rose – to rose (or commend)!