This year it, seems that the Christmas concerts can go ahead with sold out churches. Alexander Rybak is among those who will go on a Christmas tour together with the ex-girlfriend that made him world famous: Ingrid Berg Mehus.
Source: db.no, publisert 26.12.21. Text: Kjetil Stoveland. Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak is moving to the US this autumn to continue his studies, but fortunately for us he will return to Norway in December and join the Christmas Tour “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” from the concert 8.12.21 till the end.
The ticket sale has now started, and hopefully there wont be any restrictions this year. But just in case there will be, don’t hesitate to buy your tickets now in case we again will have limited seats in the audience.
The concert tour starts in Trondheim the 24. November and the last one is in Oslo the 22. December. A total of 49 concerts.
The artists from Stille Natt Hellige Natt 2016 performing at the Norwegian mornings TV-show “God morgen Norge”.
Alexander Rybak’s dream about having his own Christmas tour came true in 2010. With a big band of 11 clever musicians, his own stuff and crooner versions of American and Norwegian Christmas classics, he went on tour visiting 10 Norwegian cities and 16 concerts.
This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary and below you’ll find videos from the concert, the tour list with the name of the local guest artists, interviews where he promoted the tour and also what some of his tour buddies say about working with him 🙂 Just scroll down and enjoy 🙂
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.
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→
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→
“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.” From review of the Christmas concert in Fredrikstad Blad 10.12.2012Continue reading 6. December — Virtuoso Variations — Alexander Rybak→
“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→
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 ….→
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.
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).
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.
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.
Beautiful: Great atmosphere throughout the whole concert with Alexander Rybak (from left), Mariann Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen.
Article in the paper issue of Tidens Krav, published on 29.11.12. Text and pictures: Eilif Odde and Trygve Strand
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.
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”
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.