Hanne Krogh concert in Florida

Photo courtesy of Hanne Krogh.

Hanne Krogh will sing “Vestavind,” a musical journey telling the story of Norwegians traveling west to find a new home in America at a fundraising concert for the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Florida on Sept. 19.

The concert will take place at Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center at the Nova Southeastern University in Davie at 7:30 p.m.

“Team Hanne” (Hanne Krogh and a 20 members chorus) will also sing the same songs they song when winning “Det store Korslaget”, a program series on Norwegian TV2 last spring.

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church has ministered in the U.S. since the early 1870s. There are today six Norwegian seamen’s churches in the U.S.

The church in Miami is the smallest and youngest one. It has served the seafarers and  the Scandinavian community out of rented locations in Port of Miami for 28 years. The Seamen’s Church will continue to staff this location to serve the seamen and others visiting the premises.

The Seamen’s Church has recently purchased a 3.3 acre property in Davie, west of Fort Lauderdale, and plans to extend the existing buildings while at the same time build a large new hall, thus making the new church center similar to the other U.S. branches.

The new Norwegian Seamen’s Church/Scandinavia Center will help fulfill the mission to be “A home away from home” for all Scandinavians and everyone with Scandinavian heritage and interest in anything Nordic, whether it’s religious, cultural, social or business interest. The property is purchased without mortgage by The Norwegian Seamen’s Church, and the construction work will start this fall.

100 percent of the proceeds from the Hanne Krogh Concert will be given to the new Norwegian Seamen’s Church/Scandinavian Center in Florida.

For more information and tickets please email: miami@sjomannskirken.no, or call (786)253-4862 / (305) 987-4544.

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