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Stille Natt Hellige Natt and Alexander Rybak in Norwegian breakfast TV 24.11.2017

Alexander Rybak and the other artists from “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” Tour, visited the Norwegian breakfast TV-show “God Morgen Norge” before they started their Christmas Tour. 

This year the artists are Alexander Rybak, Rune Larsen, Maria Haukaas Mittet and Maria’s husband Hans Marius Hoff Mittet who also is new in the bunch. 

Alexander and Stille Natt Hellige Natt in “God morgen Norge” 22.11.2016

Alexander Rybak and the other artists in “Stille Natt Hellige Natt”  visited the Norwegian morning TV-show “God morgen Norge” (Good morning Norway) on TV2.

In addition to an interview they also performed the song “Just a Closer Walk With Thee“, a gospel song by an unknown composer, and the beautiful “Lys i mot Mørketida” by Trygve Hoff.  English subs  will soon be added to the interview. Enjoy the Christmas mood 🙂 Videos of the interview and Maria’s song below.

Book tickets for the Christmas concert HERE Continue reading Alexander and Stille Natt Hellige Natt in “God morgen Norge” 22.11.2016

We live like a family – Damn, what a life!

Alexander Rybak’s close female friends speak out.

Alexander Rybak doesn’t lack cute girls either in his audience or backstage. The ones closest to him talk about the special life with the Eurovision winner.

Text to the picture: Close relationships: Alexander Rybak has Kathrine Hvinden Hals and Maria Slyngstad as his closest support team. Continue reading We live like a family — Damn, what a life!

9. December – Blue Christmas

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Missing someone

Christmas is mostly a time for joy, but it can also bring back feelings of sadness. Perhaps you miss a somebody, or just feel lonely. Here’s an interesting video of Alexander singing about a “Blue Christmas” due to the absence of a loved one, from his “Swinging home for Christmas” tour in 2010. Continue reading 9. December — Blue Christmas

7. December – He is a joy to experience

Warm winter pictures
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2011 was the year that Alexander held his festive Christmas tour called “Vinterbilder” (Winter pictures). The medley shown here is from his concert in Bragernes Church, Drammen, on December 3rd. This concert was a little extra special, since around 30 of Alexander’s international fans from all over the world attended his show that day, making it a performance to remember. Continue reading 7. December — He is a joy to experience

6. December – Virtuoso Variations

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“In expressing authenticity, Alexander Rybak was an important partner. He is a classically trained violinist of high calibre. This he demonstrated by his performance of his own composition, ‘Julevariasjoner’ (Christmas variations) built over the song ‘Vi tenner våre lykter’ (We light our lanterns), from the TV series ‘Jul I Skomakergata’ (Christmas in Shoemaker street). Here he shows his virtuosity to the fullest. With a wide use of double grips, and other technical finesses, he carries the simple melody into several classical stylistic expressions.”  Link to: Review in Fredrikstad Blad 10.12.2012 Continue reading 6. December — Virtuoso Variations

4. December – A special gift

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“In addition to his special talent and his musicality, I like that Alexander is so sincere and passionate. And that he doesn’t try to be better or different. He is also quite good at recognizing others”
Simone Larsen from “Hver gang vi møtes”
Continue reading 4. December — A special gift

3 December – When it´s cold outside ….

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I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell…

Alexander Rybak first recorded “Baby it’s Cold Outside” for Lotta Engberg’s Christmas album in 2009. In 2010, he performed the song on his “Swinging home for Christmas” tour, collaborating with local talents, one of whom was Annsofi. In 2012, he also recorded a version of the song with her for his “Christmas Tales” album. Continue reading 3 December — When it´s cold outside ….

Article about the Christmas concert in Tønsberg, Norway, 18.12.2013.

Article was published in paper issue of   “Tønsberg Blad” 19.12.2013.

Translation  by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett

Melodies in the sign of joy

It was the violin  virtuoso Alexander Rybak who got the biggest hold on the audience`s heart during the Christmas concert at Tønsberg cathedral last night.

The applause was never ending after his Norwegian/Belorussian Version of “ Vi Tenner Våre Lykter”. The 27 year old winner of the Eurovision Song Contest will soon top our national hero Arve Tellefsen.

Continue reading Article about the Christmas concert in Tønsberg, Norway, 18.12.2013.

Video: Interview on Radio P4. 04.12.12

English translation and recording by Tessa La, revision and subs made by Katie Anderson. Russian translation by Sonya Luzina

 

Thank you “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt”

We have made this video as a thank you to the whole bunch of “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt” and especially to Taran. With this video we’d like to show our gratitude for a briliant Christmas concert and and nice welcome at the concerts we took part in. Best wishes for the New Year from Rybak’s Facebookies.

Thanks a lot for the video editing to Venche M.

The rolling text is made of people’s comments which have been written on the Internet about these concerts.

Christmas tour 2012 – Stille Natt Hellige Natt

Here we gathered pictures taken by the international bunch of Facebookies, who attended the concerts of “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt Christmas” in Trondheim, Stavanger, Sandnes,  Bergen, Frederikstad, Oslo, Tønsberg, Drammen.

Thanks a lot for the pictures to Venche M., Marit S., Jorunn E. & Tessa Lande (Norway), Susanne Berlin & Ulli Cologne (Germany), Martyna and Kaja Jasinska (Poland), Anni & Dave (UK), Ebba Raab (Sweden), Julia B. (Ukraine).

Review of Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Lillestrøm 07.12.2012.

Article in the paper issue of “Romerikeposten.no” , published on December 8, 2012

Author: Jan Rudolp Pettersen. Photo: Lisbeth Andresen

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Tessa Lande.  English revision by Katie Anderson

POPULAR CONCERT: A lot of people were in attendance when Alexander Rybak, Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen  traveled  around for the 25th time with the pre-Christmas concert “Stille Natt Hellig Natt”  to Lillestrøm church. Two fully packed churches met the popular artists

 Pop concert at Christmas

For 25 years, Larsen and his gala of artists have  traveled around during the Christmas season. Last night, the Lillestrøm church was the arena, with two sold-out concerts of “Stille Natt Hellig Natt. “

All the artists in this musical performance are representative of  many qualities. Marian Aas Hansen, Elisabeth Andreassen, Alexander Rybak, Tor Endresen and Rune Larsen. They all contribute with good singing, both alone and together.

Continue reading Review of Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Lillestrøm 07.12.2012.

Review of Christmas concerts with Alexander Rybak in Grimstad and Arendal. Agderposten, 6.12.12

Article in the paper issue of “Agderposten”, published on December 6, 2012

Found by Venche M. English translation by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

The quintet Alexander Rybak, Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen gathered 500 people in Grimstad church last night. Later in the evening they performed in Trefoldighetskirken in Arendal.

Text: Oddvar Paulsen
Photo: Anne Karin Andersen

Light a hope for Christmas

It’s unbelievable that you’d get goosebumps from hearing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” at a church and at the same time get in a Christmas mood. By hearing Tor Endresen’s interpretation of it during the Christmas concert in Grimstad it provided a great beginning of a beautiful and powerful experience.

“Silent Night, Holy Night” is probably Norway’s most famous travelling Christmas concert, and the mood was set already when Alexander Rybak started playing the violin during the performance of Glade Jul (Silent Night). For 25 years different artists have filled churches all over the country under the title “Silent Night, Holy Night” like last night at Grimstad church.

Continue reading Review of Christmas concerts with Alexander Rybak in Grimstad and Arendal. Agderposten, 6.12.12

“Alexander Rybak – the new Christmas star”. Review of the concert in Kirkelandet church (Kristiansund)

Article in the paper issue of Tidens Krav, published on 29.11.12

Text and pictures: Eilif Odde  and Trygve Strand

Beautiful: Great atmosphere throughout the whole concert with Alexander Rybak (from left), Mariann Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen.

Found by Tessa Lande and Venche M. Englihs translation by Hilde M. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

The new Christmas star

For 25 years, the “Silent Night, Holy Night” have toured Norway in the weeks before Christmas. With Alexander Rybak joining the team, it is quite possible they can stay on for another 25 years.

For the second time in three days, Kirkelandet church in Kristiansund was completely fully seated because of a touring pre-Christmas concert. On Sunday it was Hanne Krogh and her three tenors that was in action, yesterday we heard the more traditional “Silent Night, Holy Night,” that this year had grown from a quartet to a quintet.

Continue reading “Alexander Rybak — the new Christmas star”. Review of the concert in Kirkelandet church (Kristiansund)

“God Morgen Norge” – 22.11.12

The 5 artists of the Christmas Tour “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt”, Alexander Rybak, Rune Larsen, Tor Endresen, Marian Aas Hansen and Elisabeth Andreassen had visited the morning-TV-show “God morgen Norge”. Alexander performed “Mitt hjerte alltid vanker” solo on violin and 2 songs together with the whole crew “Nå tennes tusen julelys” & “Å kom nå med lovsang”.

All videos are recorded by Tessa La. English Translation by Laila S.H. & Hilde M. Subs by Julia B.English revision by Anni

“Mitt hjerte alltid vanker”

“Nå tennes tusen julelys” & “Å kom nå med lovsang”

Interviews & All Performances in one video

 

CD with songs from “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt”- Christmas concerts. Nov.27th 2012

Info found at the Facebookpage of Stille Natt, Hellige Natt. 19.11.2012. Link to page here.

Translation by Marianne Saietz

Stille Natt, Hellige Natt 2012 – CD

An album with 12 songs from the Christmas concerts will be available for sale,  only at the Christmas concert-venues. The profits from the album-sale will be given to the work of the Strømme-foundation around mikrofinancing and education.

The songs on the album of this year are:
1. Stille natt, hellige natt (Marian)
2. Det lyser i stille grender (Tor)
3. Himmel på jord (Elisabeth)
4. The Christmas Song (Alexander)
5. Mary’s Boychild (Rune)
6. Himlen i min favn (Marian)
7. Ledet av en stjerne (Elisabeth)
8. Ikke en spurv til jorden (Rune)
9. His Eye is on the Sparrow (Marian)
10. Det hev ei rose sprunge (Elisabeth)
11. Mitt hjerte alltid vanker (Alexander)
12. O helga natt (Tor)

“Stille natt, Hellige natt”/ “Silent night, Holy night”. Christmas-Tour. Nov.27th 2012

Text was published in an article on www.taran.no.  Link to original article here

Link to Facebook-page of Stille Natt, Hellige Natt here

Translation by Marianne Saietz. English revision by Katie Anderson

  Stille Natt, Hellige Natt 2012

After 25 years on the road, the Christmas Concert,  “Stille Natt Hellige Natt”,  has become a long-lived tradition. This year, five of Norway’s most established artists join together for 46 concerts in churches all around Norway.

Artists: Rune Larsen, Tor Endresen, Marian Aas Hansen, Alexander Rybak and Elisabeth Andreassen.
Musicians: Jon-Willy Rydningen, Olav Torget.
Producer: Tor Arne Ranghus (Taran Produksjon AS)

Link to info about the CD with songs from the Christmas concerts here

Stille Natt Hellige Natt 2012

“The mother of all Christmas-concerts” was the first to travel around in the time before Christmas with professional artists. After 25 years on the road, one could safely say, that “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt has become a tenacious tradition. Many artists have been in and out of the ensemble and this year it all peaks with an anniversary show, with 5 of our most established artists on the poster.

Continue reading “Stille natt, Hellige natt”/ “Silent night, Holy night”. Christmas-Tour. Nov.27th 2012

Article: “Now, I´ll become a Christmas-Star!”. Her & Nå, Sept.19th 2012

Article published at www.klikk.no 19.9.2012. Link to original article here

Written by Per Ingar Nilsen. Photo by Fredrik Arff.

Found and translated by Venche Mellemstrand. Revised by Tessa Lande and Marianne Saietz.

Not the fifth wheel:  Alexander has a big star among the regular “Silent Night”-quartet (from left: Rune Larsen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Marian Aas Hansen) © Photo: Fredrik Arff

Now, I´ll become a Christmas-Star!

Alexander Rybak is not satisfied with being only a Eurovision-Star:

” Now, I´ll become a Christmas – Star!” ( Norwegian flower)
Alexander Rybak goes from the Eurovision circus to sacral church music. Now the bachelor is going to sing-in the Christmas! Alexander Rybak (26) has since the “Fairytale” adventure, mostly done gigs abroad. But now the audience at home can enjoy the charmer.

Continue reading Article: “Now, I´ll become a Christmas-Star!”. Her & Nå, Sept.19th 2012

Christmas full-speed ahead for Rybak! 17th December 2010

 Article by Ann Turi Ford. Published on www.amta.no 17.12.2010.

Link to original article in Norwegian here

Translation: Marianne Saietz

Photo: Wiggo Larsen, Demokraten/ANB

Christmas at full-speed ahead for Rybak

After a rather hectic autumn, Alexander Rybak is swinging home for Christmas.

Half-way through his self-produced tour “Swinging Home for Christmas”, the multi-talented artist from Oksval can rejoice about his supportive audience and some great reviews. “A golden voice with a golden violin” and “a solid show”, Romsdals budstikke from Rb.nett writes to describe Rybak’s shows. “The live band-version of beloved christmas classics, without any worn-out songs. Makes one’s nape hairs rise”, Sunnmørsposten wrote.

Continue reading Christmas full-speed ahead for Rybak! 17th December 2010

Short interview with Hamar Arbeiderblad, 18.12.2010

Found and translated by Laila Ulvseth

http://www.h-a.no/Kultur//Musikk/tabId/99/Default.aspx?ModuleId=102942&articleView=true

LISA SINGS A DUET WITH RYBAK

While Alexander Rybak was on stage at Scandic last night, he had Lisa Nybrott (21) as a guest artist and duet partner along with him.

For the very first time, Alexander Rybak is doing a Christmas tour. And when this ESC-winner goes on a long tour in Norway, he doesn’t just go alone. With him comes a large band. He also brings along a guest artist to each place he visits.

Continue reading Short interview with Hamar Arbeiderblad, 18.12.2010