Magical atmosphere with Alexander Rybak 01.12.2017

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

Source: 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.

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«Stille Natt Hellige Natt” (Silent Night Holy Night) has been a Christmas tradition since 1987, and for the past 16 years (some wrong facts here 🙂 ) the artists have traveled around southern Norway together with the musicians Tove Kragset and Olav Torget, and created the Christmas atmosphere in advent.


In Fjell Church, the atmosphere was on top, and when the concert ended with “Deilig er jorden” (Fairest Lord Jesus) and everyone in the church stood up and sang  along.

-I’ve been to this concert eight times, but I’ve never experienced anything like that. This evening was magical, says Bjørg Martinussen, 64, from Eide.

Hans Marius Hoff Mittet performed at the church in Fjell for the first time, and he got an experience out of the ordinary.

-It was very special, the church is so incredibly beautiful and we received such a good response from the audience,” says a happy Mittet.

Grand Prix background

He is a musician and actor, and is known from several musicals as well as a role in “Hotel Caesar”. Hoff Mittet is married to Maria Haukaas Mittet, who is known from “Idol”, “Stjernekamp” and the Melodi Grand Prix.

Rune Larsen has been a musician and show host for decades, and became famous through the TV-show “Lollipop”.

Alexander Rybak is the most famous of the musicians who visited Fjell Church. He won the international Eurovision final in 2009, with the song “Fairytale”.


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