VOKAL NORD – THE DREAM – IMMIGRATION TURNÉE TO REYKJAVIK AND SEATTLE USA IN MAY 2018

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Concert in Hallgrimskirkja in cooperation with the music department of the Iceland Academy of the arts
26/04/2018
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VOKAL NORD – THE DREAM – IMMIGRATION TURNÉE TO REYKJAVIK AND SEATTLE USA IN MAY 2018

VOKAL NORD

VOKAL NORD is a professional chamber choir based in Tromsø, Norway. The choir will give a concert in Hallgrimskirkja together with the Hallgrimskirkja chamber choir SCHOLA CANTORUM Thursday May 3 at 8 pm on its way to Seattle, where the choir will perform at the grand opening of the Nordic heritage museum in Seattle on May 5 & 6 2018.

Vokal Nord is known and recognised for their characteristic sound based on ethnic music from the north, combined with repertoire from the baroque period. In Vokal Nord´s concert, you may hear folk music from northern Scandinavia, especially the sami vocal tradition yoik, as well as beautiful classical pieces.

Schola cantorum

Schola cantorum

The combination of european classical music and folk music from the northernmost parts of Scandinavia is quite unique to this ensemble. Guest conductor is Hörður Áskelsson Music Director of Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavík. On the programme in Hallgrimskirkja are works by Grieg, Jan Sandström, Björn Anton Drage and icelandic composers together with Scandinavian folk music arrangements.

VOKAL NORD

VOKAL NORD.
Mynd: Yngve S. Olsen

Admission 2500 ISK. Ticket sale is at the entrance 1 hour before the concert.

See vokalnord.no

Programme:

1. Å, eg veit meg eit land
Adolf Thomsen (1852-1903)
Elias Blix (1836-1902)

2. Neslandskyrkja
Þjóðlag frá Seljord, (radds.) (arr.) Knut Nystedt (1915-2015)
Solo: Jeanette Goldstein

3. Heyr himnasmiður,
Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013)
Kolbeinn Tumason (ca 1171-1208)

4. Bruremarsj fra Sörfold
þjóðlag (trad) radds. (arr.). Björn Andor Drage;
Flute solo: Trygve Skipenes Østrem

5. Hvad est Du dog skjön, úr Fjórir sálmar op. 74, (nr 1)
Edward Grieg (1843-1907)
Hans Adolph Brorson (1694-1764)
Solo: Harald Bakkeby Moe

6. I himmelen, úr Fjórir sálmar op. 74, (nr 4)
Edward Grieg (1843-1907)
Laurentius Laurinus (1573–1655)
Solo: Hafsteinn Þórólfsson

7. A sister from the north, byggt á “joik”, Frode Fjellheim (f. 1959)

8. Gjendines bådnlåt, vögguvísa
þjóðlag (trad), radds. (arr). Gunnar Eriksson (f. 1936)

9. Sofðu, unga ástin mín
Þjóðlag (trad.). radds. (arr.) Jón Ásgeirsson (f. 1928)
Jóhann Sigurjónsson (1880–1919)

10. Sulle rulle
barnagæla frá Saltdal, radds. (arr.) Ellert M. Hægeland

11. Pois Pois,
finnskt/kvenskt þjóðlag (trad), radds. (arr.) Björn Andor Drage (f. 1959)
Einsöngur: Jennifer van der Hart

12. Tuoll´on mun kultani, Fjær er hann ennþá
finnskt þjóðlag (trad), radds. (arr.) Bo Holten (f. 1948)
Einsöngur: Irene Snuruås

13. Jiegnaffo,
Jan Sandström (f. 1954), byggt á “joik” eftir Johan Märak

14. Nunc dimittis
Sigurður Sævarsson (f. 1963)

15. Vökuró
Jórunn Viðar (1918-2017)
radds. (arr.) Hafsteinn Þórólfsson (f. 1977)
Einsöngvari: Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson

16. Stóðum tvö í túni
Þjóðlag (trad.). Radds. (arr.) Hjálmar H. Ragnarsson (f. 1952)
Úr Víglundarsögu

17. Grafskrift (Epitaph)
Þjóðlag (trad.). Radds. (arr.) Hjálmar H. Ragnarsson

18. Kvöldvers
Tryggvi M. Baldvinsson (f.1965)

No. 1,2,4 og 7- 13 sung by Vokal Nord
No.14 -16 sung by Schola cantorum
No. 3,5,6, 17 og 18 sung by both choirs