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Alexander Rybak performed at the 45th anniversary of Halden Municipal Culture School

Article published at www.ha-halden.no on 22.11.13
Author: Max Marius Brynildsen
Found by Tessa Lande. Translated by Jorunn E.
English revising by Anni Jowett.
 

Alexander Rybak shone onstage at Brygga Kultursal in Halden on Thursday night. He wanted to be a part of the 45th anniversary of Halden Municipal Culture School. When it began in 1968 the name was Halden Music School. In the background we catch a glimpse of the versatile performances in front of a very satisfied audience. Photo:Max Marius Brynildsen.The young girls gathered around Alexander Rybak

The young girls gathered around Alexander Rybak

 

Alexander Rybak’s performance was a positive climax to many people when the culture school celebrated its 45th anniversary on Thursday night. But before the young violinist entered the stage, the audience already had a blast after having heard some impressive performances from Halden municipal Kulturskole’s own students. 
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Article: “Great voices in full church”. Dec.21st 2012

Article published on www.ha-halden.no 21.12.2012.  Link to original article here

Text and photos by  Tom Skjeklesæther

Found by Zhanna Sergueeva. Translation by Marianne Saietz and Venche M. English revision by Anni Jowett

Photo: The quintet, that filled Immanuels church yesterday evening: Alexander Rybak, Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen. A performance which, also visually, showed the church in a stylish light.

Great voices in full church

Thursday evening, Halden and Immanuels church was visited by the finest Christmas-concert-veterans in the country. Something, a fully booked church knew how to appreciate.

The influx of people who want musical help, to get in the right Christmas-mood, is apparently significant. It was said, that there were more than 900 on the pews and that people had come all the way from Oslo to fill up the last seats. The Bergen-native Rune Larsen, is among those who have made Christmas-concerts of the most spectacular kind for the longest time and thus, this year’s version of “Stille Natt, Hellige Natt” is actually a 25-year anniversary.

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Article + Photos: Rybak in Halden. Workshop and concert. May 4th-6th 2012

Article published on www.sarpsborg.com, 8.5.2012

Link to original article here

Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Marianne Saietz

 Rybak in Halden

Maria, Rosamund and the strings of the culture-school took part in both workshop and concert, arranged by Halden Culture-school. Principal Kirsti Andersen says: ” If it had not been for Sarpsborg and Maria, who had prepared very well, it had not become the sucess, it did “.

 

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Article: “Inspiring and thorough”. The workshop and concert at Halden May 6th 2012

Article published in paper-edition of Halden Arbeiderblad 7.5.2012.

Written by Steinar Øystad. Photos by Cathrine Gjerdingen Larsen

Found by Tessa La. Translation by Laila Solum Hansen. English revision by Anni Jowett.

Photo: The smiles and enthusiasm were never far away during the practicing

Inspiring and thorough

Before the concert at Brygga Kulturhus, there was a musical workshop by Alexander Rybak with the concert participants at Halden Cultural School.The workshop started Friday, and Rybak was so happy with the first impression that he sent more notes to the leader of the Cultural School, Kirsti Andersen during that night.

Prior to the workshop with Rybak that started on Saturday, the different groups had their own rehearsals where special parts of the songs were worked through. Under the direction of Maria Dahle from the Cultural School in Sarpsborg and Kirsti Andersen, the pupils went to the task with pleasure, and the different passages in the songs sounded better and better with each play.

The event of the year.
-“This is clearly the event of the year for the cultural school”, Andersen said. -“We are cooperating with the cultural schools in Sarpsborg, Moss and Fredrikstad, and we have 38 strings playing. In addition Rybak has his band there. The repertoire is in a higher level than the students meet daily, so this is a challenge for everyoneone, but this is the way to improve”.

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Article: “Young strings in a great concert with Rybak”. Review of concert in Halden May 6th 2012

Article published in paper-issue of Halden Arbeiderblad, 7.5.1012

Written by Steinar Øystad. Photos by Cathrine Gjerdingen Larsen

Found by Tessa Lande . Translation by Laila Solum Hansen.  English revision by Anni Jowett

Photo: Alexander Rybak sparkled and charmed young and old at Brygga Kultursal

Young strings in a great concert with Rybak

The fact that the cooperation between the cultural schools and established artists produces results, was proved to the audience during the concert with Rybak on Sunday.
The excitement ruled amongst parents, other family members and the rest of the audience in an almost packed concert hall, before the young strings from the cultural schools in Halden, Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg and Moss were going to show what they had achieved during the weekend’s musical workshop with Alexander Rybak.

The world’s best gang.
Seriously the young strings lined up before Rybak came on stage to full applause, and ‘Europe’s Skies’ filled the room.
Rybak encouraged the others with smiles and shouts, and the audience participated with rhythmic clapping.
“We have become the world’s best gang, and have had great fun” Rybak exclaimed after the opening number.
“The organizers have been just fantastic, we even had time for dinner together.”

Feeling for the music
“The most important is not to play all the notes clear and correct,” he continued.
“The most important is to get the right feeling for the music” he added before the waltz ‘First kiss’ by Mats Paulson, well backed by the ensemble, spread in three-fourth beat over the audience.

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