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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. 

Stille Natt Hellige Natt concert at Brumunddal church 21.12.2016

Holy Christmas celebration

The star quintet behind Stille Natt Hellige Natt sang in Christmas at Brumunddal church. 

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Christmas mood : From left Alexander Rybak, Hans Petter Moen, Marian Aas Hansen, Maria Haukaas Mittet and Rune Larsen. Here from the concert at Vang church which took place later on Wednesday evening. Continue reading Stille Natt Hellige Natt concert at Brumunddal church 21.12.2016

Stille Natt Hellige Natt concert in Immanuel church 12.12.2016

Marian Aas Hansen: It’s really fantastic to sing in the Immanuel church

Hansen is a part of Stille Natt, Hellige Natt for the 16th time which has given Norwegians the Christmas mood since 1987 and on Monday they visited Halden and Immanuels church.

Continue reading Stille Natt Hellige Natt concert in Immanuel church 12.12.2016

The “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” Christmas concert in Vinger church 04.12.2016

Filled the church with Christmas

With 280 tickets sold, Vinger church was a sold out on Sunday evening. High profiled guests were visiting.

Text to featured photo: Full house: Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak, Hans Petter Moen, Marian Aas Hansen, Maria Haukaas Mittet and Rune Larsen filled Vinger church Sunday evening with their concert “Stille Natt Hellige Natt”. Continue reading The “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” Christmas concert in Vinger church 04.12.2016

Alexander and Stille Natt Hellige Natt in Eidsberg church 03.12.2016

Tremendous Christmas concert with a full house at Eidsberg church

With five major musical stars gathered under one roof, there will be nothing but a fantastic show.

Continue reading Alexander and Stille Natt Hellige Natt in Eidsberg church 03.12.2016

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

The salvation Army’s Advent show “Håp i ei gryte” 13.12.2015

Alexander Rybak and the other artists from “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” performed at the Salvation Army’s Advent show “Håp i ei gryte” (Hope in a pot).

The show was pre-recorded in November and broadcast on TV2 Sunday 13.12.15. The Stille Natt Hellige Natt artists performed two lovely Christmas songs, and below you’ll find them both. Enjoy 🙂

Thanks to May Elisabeth Nipen for recording and uploading the videos to YouTube.

5. December – The Christmas Concert Stille Natt Hellige Natt 2015

Pictures, videos, reviews and an article about the Christmas concert

Alexander takes part in the Norwegian Christmas tour “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” (Silent Night Holy Night), with 52 concerts before Christmas Eve. Everywhere they perform, the audience give them great reviews, and Alexander gets big applause for his violin plays. Not to mention that there is a huge line for his book signing after each concert 🙂 Continue reading 5. December — The Christmas Concert Stille Natt Hellige Natt 2015

Anni Jowett’s Christmas concert report from Bergen 2015

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Oh, the weather outside was frightful,
but the company was so delightful.
And since we had some place to go
Let it go! Let it go, Let it go.

When we finally say goodnight,
How I’ll hate going out in the storm!
But, as he really hugged me tight,
All the way home I felt warm!

Now the tour bus is loudly revving,
me and dear Marian are still good-by-ing.
But, as long I love Stille Natt
I will go! I will go! I will go!

Oh, rain didn’t show signs of stopping,
So we caught some crabs for cooking
The lights are turned way down low,
Candles glow! Koselig Tid! Candles glow! Continue reading Anni Jowett’s Christmas concert report from Bergen 2015

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

 

19. December: I want to wish you a Merry Christmas…

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“It is such fun to be a part of this tour”

After over 25 years on the road, one could safely say, that “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt” Christmas tour  has become a tenacious tradition. But this is what Christmas is like, we enjoy doing the same things over and over again any many of the audience also show up faithfully year after year.

Continue reading 19. December: I want to wish you a Merry Christmas…

16.December – Never Stop Dreaming

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“Never stop dreaming of big things.
Never forget to enjoy small things.”
Being able to enjoy the beauty in simplicity and reverence is a gift.
We wish for you to enjoy the simplicity in this interpretation of a classic Christmas piece. Continue reading 16.December — Never Stop Dreaming

14. December: And Rudolph’s nose is still red.

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“Beautiful album, wonderful man <3
Love being on tour with you! :)”
Marian Aas Hansen

A humorous Christmas song in a capella style with an intense tempo, solo performances and beautiful singing. And Rudolph`s nose is still red. It`s easy to see that the Stille Natt Hellige Natt gang are having a great time here. Continue reading 14. December: And Rudolph’s nose is still red.

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

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

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.

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.

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

 

Article: “Great voices in full church”. Dec.21st 2012

Article published on www.ha-halden.no 21.12.2012.  Link to original article here

Text and photos by  Tom Skjeklesæther

Found by Zhanna Sergueeva. Translation by Marianne Saietz and Venche M. English revision by Anni Jowett

Photo: The quintet, that filled Immanuels church yesterday evening: Alexander Rybak, Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen. A performance which, also visually, showed the church in a stylish light.

Great voices in full church

Thursday evening, Halden and Immanuels church was visited by the finest Christmas-concert-veterans in the country. Something, a fully booked church knew how to appreciate.

The influx of people who want musical help, to get in the right Christmas-mood, is apparently significant. It was said, that there were more than 900 on the pews and that people had come all the way from Oslo to fill up the last seats. The Bergen-native Rune Larsen, is among those who have made Christmas-concerts of the most spectacular kind for the longest time and thus, this year’s version of “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt” is actually a 25-year anniversary.

Continue reading Article: “Great voices in full church”. Dec.21st 2012

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).

Marian Aas Hansen

NAME: Marian Aas Hansen

BIRTHDAY: 12.06.75

HOMECOUNTRY: Norway

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE ME:

Kind, crazy and an experienced multitasker…

Continue reading Marian Aas Hansen

Article: “Sang for a fully packed church”. Dec.10th 2012

Article published in the paper-issue of Smaalenenes avis 10.12.2012

Written by Astrid Helen Holm

Found by and picture-scans by Ida Brøske Kleven. Translation by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson

Star Team: Alexander Rybak (left), Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen provided the pre-Christmas mood in Eidsberg church with “Strømmestiftelsens” pre-Christmas concert.

Sang for a fully packed church

Tearful and welcome pre-Christmas tradition in Eidsberg Church.

Crowded bench rows and an audience moved to tears, testified that the 25 year old Christmas concert, “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” is a welcome pre-Christmas tradition to many people.
Alexander Rybak, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen, Marian Aas Hansen and Rune Larsen. It was the real team of star artists that Saturday afternoon,  that made people attend the musical experience experience in Eidsberg church.

Continue reading Article: “Sang for a fully packed church”. Dec.10th 2012

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