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“The good boy at Dovre”. Article – Dec.6th 2011

Review of concert in Dovre Church, Dec. 4th,  published in the paper-edition of  Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen (www.gd.no) Dec. 6th 2011.

Text and photos by Vidar Heitkøtter.

Found by Kjell Arild Tiltnes. Translation by Venche Mellemstrand.

Alexander Rybak got excactly, the good atmosphere, “Winter pictures” could provide.



He was the big “draw” and could have dominated the church- concert on sunday evening completely. But modest in his own way,  he held back and gave much room to Anne Vada, Dennis Storhøi and the co-musicians Øystein Lund Olafsen and Kjell Harald Litangen.

Close contact

Still,  it was Alexander Rybak that got the close contact with the 250 attendants. He liked very much, that so many young people were there.

Continue reading “The good boy at Dovre”. Article — Dec.6th 2011

Article about Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in the Norwegian newspaper “TrønderAvisa” 06.12.11


Journalist: Ane Bjerkan

Found and translated by Tessa Lande

Anne’s Winter pictures.

Anne Vada, Alexander Rybak and Dennis Storhøi has decided to give the audience some of their winter pictures and festive mood with the concert tour “Vinterbilder”. This evening the trio visit Steinkjer Church.

And it is Steinkjer’s own Anne Vada who is the initiator of the Christmas concert tour. She has planned the tour since January, and this summer she contacted Rybak and Storhøi.
– It’s good to have long time with the projects. Sometimes it’s about developing something, to sleep on it and have the time, Alexander Rybak smiling.
He says it’s good to be in Vadas Christmas project, and that he looks forward to travel around and see Norway’s towns and cities again.
– Last year I was out on the road with my own Christmas concert and big band. I was both musical director, financial responisble, and actually was in charge of all the tasks. This year, I can relax a little more, Rybak says.


Christmas concert will consist of both traditional and new Christmas songs. The musical pieces are bound together in a serious and light tone, through stories about Christmas and midwinter.

– For me, Christmas is not only a time of joy and good mood. There is also a time of the year where one thinks a lot of those we have lost and are missing. When we called the concert “Vinterbilder”, I feel we got more space for the repertoire and the mood we wanted to express, explain Vada.

Dennis Storhøi says that he hopes that they will be in close contact with the audience during concerts.
– It’s amazing when the stage and audience merge. If the public only knew how much they mean to us who are on stage. The church area also provides a different concentration than the other rooms, and contact with the audience get even closer, he says.

Strong relationship with Steinkjer church.

Anne Vada said she is looking forward particularly to the concert in Steinkjer Church. “The first time I held a Christmas concert there, I was 10 years. Since then I have sung there in Christmas several times,” Vada says.

She explains eagerly to Rybak and Storhøi about the churchroom, and Weidemann’s stained glass windows.

– For my part, this is the third time I visit Steinkjer. The last time was at the Viking Festival, Rybak says.

Christmas music and Christmas spirit.

The artists have a strong relationship with Christmas music, and to both Alexander and Anne “My Heart Stood Still” is the favorite Christmas song.
Before Christmas I like to listen to Helene Bøksle and Him Gospel Choir. “I also thinks the new CD from the Salvation Army, is nice,” Vada says.

After the tour Anne sets the course for the Christmas celebration at Venabygdsfjellet. Alexander is also looking forward to some quiet days with his family. “At Christmas, the whole family play togehter, has a lot of visits and I walk the dog,” Rybak says and smile..

Alexander Rybak in Christmas show “Rødnesedagen” 2009

In November 2009 Alexander was invited to the show “Rødnesedagen” on TV3 with Morten Ramm as a host. Rødnesedagen = Rednose-day, is a day of an annual collection of money for “Save the child”, it engages a lot of people in Norway and other countries.

Recording and subs by Juia B. English translation by Sara Anja and Marianne Saietz.

Interview to the Norwegian newspaper “Vikedbladet” 12.11.2011

Paper edition retrieved by Tessa Lande, translated by Laila Solum Hansen

Rybak is coming back to Ulsteinvik with a new artist trio.

The advent time this year could be extra nice for the ones who love going to concerts. Alexander Rybak, Anne Vada and Dennis Storhøi with musicians will come this last month in the year to Ulstein Churh, to make Christmas mood. The concert is a part of the Christmas Tour ‘Winter Pictures’

Journalist: Mone Celin K, Skrede

The 9th of December you can participate in a special musical experience in Ulstein Churh. This December day it will be a Christmas concert with three rather well-known names. Alexander Rybak, Anne Vada and Dennis Storhøi with musicians will supply Ulsteinvik and surrounding areas with beautiful Christmas melodies and lyrics with a lot of nice Christmas mood.

The concert is a part of a Christmas tour that will start on the 2nd December in Lommedalen church in Bærum. The tour has the last concert at 22nd December in Ringsaker church and contains in all fourteen concerts. Ulsteinvik is number seven on the list.

Through a cozy and cheerful conversation with all three artists, Vikebladet Vestposten has got to know a little both about the concert itself, the tour and the artists relations with Ulsteinvik.

Continue reading Interview to the Norwegian newspaper “Vikedbladet” 12.11.2011

Alexander Rybak sings “The Christmas Song” on NRK, Dec.17th. 2010

The Norwegian TV-show, ” Beat for Beat” made a  Christmas-special  for the program of December 17th. Besides the usual competition on musical knowledge between 2 teams, there were guest-artists bringing ” Christmas-presents”. Alexander’s present was the song ” The Christmas Song ” aka “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells.

The program was recorded in May, 2010.


Alexander Rybak – interview on “God Morgen Norge” TV2, 26.11.2010

Alexander Rybak promoting his Christmas tour “Swinging home for Christmas” in the Norwegian morning show “Good morning Norway” on TV2.

All videos recorded by Venche M

Interview including “Romsjulsdrøm” and “Let it Snow” at the end.

English translation by Tessa La, Russian translation and subs by Olina Novikova!

 “Romjulsdrøm” by Alf Prøysen
“Let it Snow”, by Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne, new arragement by Alexander Rybak