Tag Archives: Rune Larsen

Magical atmosphere with Alexander Rybak 01.12.2017

Everyone raised up and sang “Deilig er jorden” (Fairest Lord Jesus) together with the artists.

Source: Vestnytt.no Text and photos: Silje Alden.
English translation: TessaLa. Revision: Anni Jowett.

Alexander Rybak, Maria Haukaas Mittet, Hans Marius Hoff Mittet and Rune Larsen got the audience in Christmas mood with their beautiful vocals. There were around 400 in the audience  in Fjell church this Thursday, at this year’s Christmas concert. Continue reading Magical atmosphere with Alexander Rybak 01.12.2017

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 Rybak, Marian Aas Hansen and Rune Larsen – Interview on Radio Sør, Norway 29.11.2016

Radio interview (video)  and article with Alexander, Marian and Rune from Stille Natt Hellige Natt

Finally Alexander Rybak is “just” a violinist

Source: krs.247.no  Text and photo by Glenn Th. Faannessen

There are many elements to grab when Rune Larsen, Marian Aas Hansen and Alexander Rybak are among the players. Tore Endresen is missed a lot, but the MGP-stamp Rybak is not particularly missed by the violinist Rybak.

– After something settled as Grand Prix,  it’s hard to tear yourself out of a bubble that the media has created. Here I can actually be a violinist. I do not feel that I have to meet the expectations by putting on a white shirt and vest and do exactly the same things, says Rybak to KRS247.

– And Rune is not Lollipop-Rune, either.

– That’s absolutely right. Those who expect Lollipop will be disappointed. This is something else. When Alexander plays his violin numbers every night there is a tremendous response to it. It says something about our concert that we can have a sing-along with the audience, artistic touches as Alexander stands for, says Larsen before he is interrupted.

– And the humour with Rune, Rybak shoots in.

– I’m a bit of a joker, Larsen confirms joyfully.

Marian Aas Hansen believes that the audiences who come back year after year, have their expectations that should be met.

– We have an audience who come year after year because they get what they expect plus they get surprises.  It is about keeping some of the essence of “Stille Natt” and Christmas but also to renew, says Aas Hansen.

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

Alexander and the other artists from “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” in God morgen Norge 23.11.2015

Alexander Rybak, Rune Larsen, Marian Aas Hansen and Tore Endresen were guests in the Norwegian morning show “God morgen Norge” on TV2.  Maria Haukaas Mittet, the fifth artist in the Christmas Concert, was recovering from illness and not present.

Below you’ll find their performance of “Silver Bells”and some pictures. Videos with interview and the performance of Marian and Tor will follow.

Silver Bells

Uploaded to YouTube by May E. Nipen

 

Article: Alexander in Ringsakerblad 24.12.2013

Source: Ringsakerblad
Digital issue – Dec. 2013
Author and Photos: Marthe Ihle

Found by Ulli Cologne and Tessa Lande. Translated by Jorunn Erke. Revised by Anni Jowett.

A full house  in Brummundal church this time as well:
brought a Christmas mood.

Continue reading Article: Alexander in Ringsakerblad 24.12.2013

Article about the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Halden, Norway

Article published in Halden Arbeiderblad on 21.12.2013

Author of text and photo:  Tom Skjeklesaether

Found by Ulli C. Translated by Laila S.H. English revision by Katie A.

Here is the full “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” ensemble in front of a statue of Jesus in the Immanuel church on Friday evening. They left behind an echo after they continued on

Christmas mood a la Larsen

Early Friday night the Christmas concert “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” was back at the Immanuel church in Halden. There, an unusually packed church waited for Rune Larsen & Co.
Some will say that Larsen is perfecting his team when he takes to the road with his Christmas ensemble, consisting of Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Bettan Andreassen, Marian Aas Hansen and Alexander Rybak. The last one of course still equipped with his well acclaimed violin.

Continue reading Article about the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Halden, Norway

Review of the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Arendal, Norway.

Article published at http://www.agderposten.no on 04.12.13
Author and photo: Liv Ekeberg 
Found by Sara Anja. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revising by Anni Jowett.
 The five artists (from left) Alexander Rybak,Tor Endresen, Marian Aas Hansen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen delivered an instant Christmas mood and joined the audience in an emotional rollercoaster ride at the Trinity church. Photo: Liv Ekeberg.

An evening for emotions

Christmas has been called a magnifying glass. The joy gets bigger but so does the sorrow, said Rune Larsen when he created the Christmas mood for a sold out Trinity Church.

The church seats are seldom more packed with the exception of Christmas Eve. This is also true for the Trinity Church in Arendal last night. The audience filled up the gallery too and extra chairs had to be placed in the church. Continue reading Review of the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Arendal, Norway.

Review of the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Herøy church (Fosnavåg, Norway)

Article from the paper issue of Vestlandsnytt.

Published on  03.12.13

Found by Ulli C. Translated by Jorunn E. English revising by Anni J.

Humorous Christmas medley a capella in an intense tempo, solo performances and beautiful singing. And Rudolf`s nose is still red. It`s easy to see that the bunch is having a great time.

Tranquil and beautiful night at Herøy church.

The Christmas concert “Silent Night Holy Night” with the Norwegian top artists Elisabeth Andreassen, Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Rune Larsen and recently also improved with Alexander Rybak, also gathered a sold out church in Herøy and created a nice Christmas mood for a stressed out pre-Christmas mind.

Continue reading Review of the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Herøy church (Fosnavåg, Norway)

Article and video: Alexander Rybak performed at the Christmas concert in Molde

Article published in the paper issue of “Romsdals Budstikke” on  29.11.13

Found by Tessa Lande. Translated by Anni Jowett. Revising by Jorunn Ekre.

For the online version of the article click here

 

The artists (from left) Tor Endresen, Alexander Rybak, Marian Aas Hansen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen impressed with artistic professionalism during the Christmas Concert Silent Night – Holy Night

The calm before the storm

A peaceful Christmas concert with great musical range.

Author of the text and photo: Svein Magne Harnes

The frozen wind swept souls that blew into the cathedral on Wednesday night found a quiet moment to laugh at life’s storms.
Molde, Norway: Rune Larsen, Elisabeth Andreassen, Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen and Alexander Rybak performed both together and individually a solid pre-Christmas program, packed with well-known and beloved Christmas carols and spiced up with more unknown material. The approximate 500 attendees in the cathedral on this windswept pre-Christmas night would hardly regret this visit.

Continue reading Article and video: Alexander Rybak performed at the Christmas concert in Molde

Alexander Rybak and other artists in “God Morgen Norge” 21.11.2013.

Alexander Rybak, Elisabeth Andreassen, Rune Larsen and Marian Aas Hansen on the morning show on TV2 promoting the Christmas tour “Stille Natt hellige Natt”

Recordings by Hilde M. and May Elisabeth Nipen. Translation by Hilde M. Revision by Anni Jowett. Subs by Sonya Luzina 

Interview 

Continue reading Alexander Rybak and other artists in “God Morgen Norge” 21.11.2013.

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