Tag Archives: Vinterbilder

“Rybak did not disappoint” – Bø blad, 12.01.2012.

Article published in the  paper issue of local newspaper Bø blad, 12.01.2012.

Journalist and photographer – Karen Anne Grindem. 

Found by Tessa Lande.  Translation by Hildebjørg Ha 

Rybak did not disappoint.

When Alexander Rybak went on stage in Bø church Thursday evening, the roof was almost lifted. It turned out to be a great free concert for the fans, as a way of consolation because he did not come before Christmas.

The popular artist, who won the ESC in 2009, is a conscientious, open, very nice and sympathetic boy. Rybak was sincerely sad because he didn’t manage to come to Bø before Christmas, to participate in the concert “Vinterbilder” [the journalist wrote "Vinterstemning"]. Therefore he came now.

- I had an encounter with a Russian bear, which stopped me from coming, he joked.

Mini concert

The choir school in Bø had their semester opening this evening, and all the 5 choirs in Bø were invited. They sang a little in the beginning.

- It was Alexander Rybak himself who took the initiative to come to Bø. He rang and asked if we had an event he could participate in, and he was willing to perform for free. We made this mini concert with all the 5 choirs, where Alexander got to be our special guest, the choir leaders Grete Sele and Rolf Akselsen Lie tell.

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Concert at Bø Church Jan.10th 2012

Report from Bø

Written by Laila Ulvseth on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 at 21:51

Two days ago, I got a message. We who had been at Bø church for the Vinterbilder concert, and not seen Alexander, got a chance now. It was an offer too tempting to refuse! So I had a chat with Hildebjørg who offered me a bed for the night, and went.

We came to the church 30 minutes before the concert and sat in the car because it was cold. Two minutes later, a car drove up beside us, and I nudged Hildebjørg. Isn’t that….?

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“Good to have it done”! Article + 2 concert-videos from Bø Church Jan.10th 2012

Alexander Rybak had a bad conscience for a concert he lost in Bø before Christmas. Yesterday 10.01.2012, he made up for it with a mini concert and  half an hour of autograph writing

Article published in paper- edition of  Telemarksavisa 11.01 2012.

Written by Bjørnar Hagen Vika bhv@ta.no.

Found and translated by Laila Ulvseth


Good to have it done

A cancelled plane made Alexander Rybak miss a Christmas concert in Bø before Christmas. Last night he made up for it.
– It was sad to know that there was a town in Norway where I hadn’t completed my task, …I just had to do something about it,- Alexander said after yesterday’s mini concert in Bø church. Before Christmas he travelled around with Dennis Storhøi and Anne Vada with the concert tour Vinterbilder. Two weeks before Christmas, Bø was on the schedule, but when the artists came on stage, Rybak wasn’t there. Bad weather made him stuck in Munich.

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Musical midwinter. Review of “Vinterbilder” in Ringsaker Church, Dec.22nd 2011

Diverse: Though each of them has their own role,  they are together in the sing-along, with a sympathetic audience. Anna Vada, Dennis Storhøi and Alexander Rybak.

Article published on http://www.h-a.no/ , 22.12.2011

Text and photos by Paula Bjertnes

Link to original article ( with video ): http://www.h-a.no/?ModuleId=144585&articleView=true&tabId=359

Found by Vigdis Nor. Translation Vigdis Nor.


Musical midwinter

Many keys

Just before Christmas a lot of people managed to get into the right mood, thanks to the concert, “Winter Pictures”.

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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


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.

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