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A Christmas Story by Alexander Rybak

On  Christmas Eve Alexander shared a lovely story about his family traditions for this day on his official Facebook page 🙂

Today is Christmas Eve. A day for traditions.

Since I was a little boy, I have always celebrated Christmas with my parents. Of course there was more magic when I was a child, but now it has become a …well …tradition! Continue reading A Christmas Story by Alexander Rybak

Review of the Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Herøy church (Fosnavåg, Norway)

Article from the paper issue of Vestlandsnytt.

Published on  03.12.13

Found by Ulli C. Translated by Jorunn E. English revising by Anni J.

Humorous Christmas medley a capella in an intense tempo, solo performances and beautiful singing. And Rudolf`s nose is still red. It`s easy to see that the bunch is having a great time.

Tranquil and beautiful night at Herøy church.

The Christmas concert “Silent Night Holy Night” with the Norwegian top artists Elisabeth Andreassen, Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Rune Larsen and recently also improved with Alexander Rybak, also gathered a sold out church in Herøy and created a nice Christmas mood for a stressed out pre-Christmas mind.

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Article: “Filled the church with Christmas songs”. Dec.14th 2012

Article published on www.sb.no 14.12.2012. Link to original article here

Written by Sindre Trygsland. Photo: Atle Møller

Found by Krystyna Khalidi. Translation by Venche Mellemstrand. English revision by Lillian Llewellyn.

The quintet consisting of Alexander Rybak (from left), Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen performed Christmas songs in front of an almost packed Sandefjord Church.

Filled the church with Christmas songs.

There were few empty seats in Sandefjord Church when “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” was visiting Friday.

The quintet consisting of Rune Larsen, Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Alexander Rybak attracted hundreds of people of all ages in Christmas mood to the Christmas concert.
It was Alexander Rybak who had the honour of opening a program, fully packed of traditional Christmas songs, as he started with the classic “Glade Jul” on the violin, before the quintet’s four remaining members joined with vocals.

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“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

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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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