Bærumkoret in the Midwest
Bærumkoret is a mixed choir from Bærum, Norway, just outside of the capital city of Oslo. In late May and early June of 2011, after years of anticipation, the choir will be touring and performing in the Norwegian-American midwest.
Bærumkoret aims to follow in the footsteps of the Norwegian immigrants and get to know Norwegian-American culture first hand. With concerts presenting a broad cross-section of new and traditional Norwegian and Scandinavian choral music, Bærumkoret will give American audiences an entertaining and warm glimpse into Scandinavian choral heritage and contemporary profiles.
Bærumkoret was founded in 1951. The choir’s repertoire spans a broad range of traditional and modern choral music. Norwegian and Scandinavian pieces are well represented, as are American musicals, contemporary ballads, along with a selection of pop, rock and lighter classical works. The singers in Bærumkoret are between 20 and 65 years old, and at the present the choir has 50 active members.
Conductor Scott Campbell was born and raised in the USA. Besides his daily occupation as an architect, he sings in the Norwegian vocal quartet ”Quattro Stagioni.” With studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Scott has performed in musicals, oratorios and operas both in Norway and in the USA. Scott is a great musical inspiration for Bærumkoret. His beautiful tenor voice is a source of joy and motivation. Scott has conducted Bærumkoret since 2003.
Tuesday May 31st at 7 pm
Concert hosted by sons of Norway at the Country Coon Church in Westby.
Wednesday June 1st at 7 pm
Concert at the First Lutheran Church in Decorah.
Friday June 3rd ay 6.30 pm
Concert at the Norwegian Memorial Church in Minnesota