Review of Christmas- concert in Elverum, Dec.17th 2011

Article published on www.ostlendingen.no 18.12.2011.

Text and photos by Bodvar Lotsberg. Link to original article: http://www.ostlendingen.no/nyheter/elverum/stor-forjulsfest-med-rybak-i-heradsbygd-1.6672529

Found by Olina Novikova. Translation by Marianne Saietz

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Strong team: Anne Vada, Dennis Storhøi and Alexander Rybak in action in Heradsbygd church, saturday evening.

Big party before Christmas with Rybak in Heradsbygd

Saturday evening, a big pre-Christmas-party took place in Heradsbygd Church. We were guests at the program, “Vinterbilder”, with actor Dennis Storhøi, singer Anne Vada and Alexander Rybak and two musicians.

It was a concert, that gave us a great Christmas-spirit.

The Church was fully packed with an enthusiastic audience. This concert became a great final of the official celebration of the 100-year-anniversary of the church.

Rybak is first and above all, a very skilled violinist. His version of “Ave Maria” was huge. Greatly performed. He took us away with him in folkmusic-style and he took part in the coloring of the Christmas-songs with elegant descants and contranotes.

We heard “Jul, jul, strålande jul”, “Gud sin egen sønn oss gav”, “En rose er utspungen” and “Glade jul”( Silent night), in addition to the Christmas-gospel and other well-chosen tales. It fitted well to this evening, with much famillar and beloved stuff.

Sparkling: Rybak is huge, when he plays the violin

Anne Vada spread joy with her warm voice. She sang the well-known Christmas-songs in a way, that made us feel like holiday and joy and Dennis Storhøi appeared as a sparkling interpreter of the chosen texts.

With warmth: Anne Vada won the audience with her beautiful singing

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