Tagged: singing

Connecting the past with the present

Jazz-inspired Scandinavian folk music quartet Åkervinda tours North America Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Åkervinda is a quartet of four Scandinavian women who sing traditional Scandinavian folk songs. They have a pure, authentic sound: ethereal...

Music is good therapy

David Moe Sun City, Calif. Music is good therapy. If it hadn’t been for music and sports, I probably would have left high school, because the classes were boring and school didn’t provide much...

The children of Norway dance!

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway For three years NRK (the Norwegian Broadcasting Company) and their BarneTV (Children’s TV) has hosted an all Norway dance. Their children’s channel is called NRKSuper. One day in the...

Kor Arti

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway Some weeks ago I participated in my first Kor Arti (www.korarti.no) seminar, joining a number of teachers in a school gym to sing songs from around the world in...

Many dialects sing with one voice

Molly Andrus Norwegian American Weekly The Norwegian Glee Club of Minneapolis is pleased to present Sangerfest 2014. In conjunction with the Norwegian Singers Association of America, the Glee Club is hosting over 200 singers...

Record interest in Norwegian selection

Winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 has sparked a great interest amongst the songwriters for participating for the Host Country of the 2010 edition of Europe’s favorite TV-show. Namely, a record amount of...

Sangerfest 2009: The tradition continues

The Norsemen men’s chorus of Sonja Lodge, Sons of Norway, will host the 100th Sangerfest, or song festival, of the Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers Association. The gala event will take place at the Hilton...

The Singing Neighborhood

Interview with Øystein Fevang, musician, singer, conductor and man of culture   By Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland Norwegian American Weekly Lately, the Norwegian TV audience has been thrilled by a new documentary series: “The Singing Neighbourhood.”...