Found by Sara Anja. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revising by Anni Jowett.
The five artists (from left) Alexander Rybak,Tor Endresen, Marian Aas Hansen, Elisabeth Andreassen and Rune Larsen delivered an instant Christmas mood and joined the audience in an emotional rollercoaster ride at the Trinity church. Photo: Liv Ekeberg.
An evening for emotions
– Christmas has been called a magnifying glass. The joy gets bigger but so does the sorrow, said Rune Larsen when he created the Christmas mood for a sold out Trinity Church.
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.
A peaceful Christmas concert with great musical range.
Author of the text and photo: Svein Magne Harnes
The frozen wind swept souls that blew into the cathedral on Wednesday night found a quiet moment to laugh at life’s storms.
Molde, Norway: Rune Larsen, Elisabeth Andreassen, Marian Aas Hansen, Tor Endresen and Alexander Rybak performed both together and individually a solid pre-Christmas program, packed with well-known and beloved Christmas carols and spiced up with more unknown material. The approximate 500 attendees in the cathedral on this windswept pre-Christmas night would hardly regret this visit.
The article was published in paper issue of Østlandets Blad 5.11.13
Author & Photographer: Odd Inge Rand
Provided by Venche M. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett
Got to join the band: Alexander Rybak called his performance at Rådhusteatret on Sunday his audition to “join the band”, in other words the marching bands from Nordby, Ski and Drøbak/Frogn. He passed it with flying colours.
Alexander Rybak bestowed glory to the marching band society in Follo.
Well done from Nordby, Ski and Drøbak/Frogn. The celebrity concert has been a tradition for a long time and the 2013 edition will go down in history as one of the very best. The members of the school marching bands from Nordby, Ski and Drøbak/Frogn can pat themselves on the back after a well-executed event at Rådhusteatret during the weekend. They entertained a sold out venue for two hours with marching band music at the highest level. The celebrity concert 2013 is the result of persistent work by the marching bands.
Alexander Rybak and Prima Music School gave the audience “value for the money”.
The seminars on Friday and Saturday were all topped off with a concert in a packed Ytteren church Sunday night . It was so fully packed that some had to stand or sit on the floor. The concert was well set up with a mix of solo performances by Rybak, performances by Prima Music School only and performances by the music school and Rybak together.
Alexander made a gift for his fans all over the world – a new music video called “5 To 7 Years”!
“This is a Music Video I made for my 600.000 +++ fans on Facebook. So share it with all your friends. I love each and every one of you. Alex”
Produced by Alexander Rybak
Music & Lyrics by Alexander Rybak
Guitar, bass and programming by Knut Bjørnar Asphol
Drums by Martin Hystad
Mixes and Mastered by Knut Bjørnar Asphol
Directed, Shot and Edited by Joakim Kleven
Alexander performed at the outdoor concert in the courtyard of the Vigeland Museum in Oslo on August 18th together with pianist Stefan Zlatanos and a young violinist Inga Våga Gaustad as a guest-artist.
Here is a full playlist of videos, made by the facebookies who attended this concert. Videos are listed in the order the pieces were performed.
“Liebesleid” by Fritz Kreisler
recording by Tessa Lande
“It aint necessarily so” from the opera “Porgy and Bess “by George Gershwin (arranged for violin by Jascha Heifetz)
Alexander played 30 minutes mini-concert at the Opening of Arctic Race in Bodø, accompanied at the stage by the Lithuanian modern ballet “Time to Show”. Playlist consisted of “Europe skies”, “Dovregubbens hall” (“In the Hall of the Mountain King” – piece by Edvard Grieg for tHenrik Ibsen’s play “Peer Gynt”), “If you were gone”, “Funny little world”, “Leave me alone”, “Roll with the wind” and “Fairytale”.
Recording and subs by Tessa Lande. English revising by Anni Jowett.
The article was published in paper issue of “Valdres”, 27.06.2013.
Author: Ingri Valen Egeland.
Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Jorunn Ekre.
English revision by Anni Jowett
In the lead: Instructor Alexander Rybak together with course attendee Ingrid Fuchen Røyne (13) from Fagernes. The young girl from Valdres doesn’t hide the fact that it`s fun having the well-known violinist and artist as an instructor. Rybak himself thinks it`s great being an inspiration to the next generation of strings and lets himself get inspired by their commitment and willingness to learn
Great study days in Leira
Alexander Rybak is instructor and inspiration to over 40 young strings at Valdres Summer symphony.
Ingrid Fuchen Røyne thinks it`s a fairytale to have Alexander Rybak as an instructor during Valdres Summer symphony.
The 13 year old from Fagernes, who is the only person from Valdres in Rybak`s class isn`t the only one who thinks this. Together with over 40 other young strings, she pays attention and with a firm grip on violin and bow and listens for most of them to the well-known violinist and artist while he is instructing.
Found and translated by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett
Meet: The artists Øivind ‘Elg”‘ Elgenes and Alexander Rybak will participate in this autumn’s “Hver gang vi møtes” on TV 2. Both musicians were happy to be asked, and had to clear the calendars before the recording this summer.
We are schizophrenic by choice
Alexander Rybak (27) believes he has become better at dealing with all the attention. While Øivind “Elg” Elgenes deliberately stayed away from parts of the spotlight.
Autograph: Martin Johansen got Alexander Rybak’s autograph on his body and will probably not wash that for a while
Happiness is an autograph on the belly
NORD ODAL: Martin Johansen will not wash his belly for a long time. Because his new hero has written his autograph there.
– It was very nice to talk to Alexander Rybak , but I don’t remember what he said, the guy from Sarpsborg says, who was one of nearly 100 mentally challenged who flocked to the fiddle playing artist after the concert at Sand in Nord-Odal Saturday afternoon. Alexander Rybak took his time with autographs, and he was one of the main reasons for the high show factor of the 5th Morodalsfestivalen.
– For four years we have tried to get Alexander Rybak here, and for four years it has rained during our festival. Now Rybak came, and the sun came with him, a satisfied Olav Hagen said, who guided a crowd of more than 1,000 people through the weekend’s festival below Milepelen Inn.
One more year has passed and we have followed Alexander’s path in his career during this time. Now it’s time to remember what all Alexander has accomplished. It’s impressive how much this guy is able to do in just 365 days:)
Here is a video containing all the memorable moments of Alexander’s 26th year of life! Many creative people participated in the creation of this video, all of the names are listed at the end of the movie;)
Bettan keeps the artist buddies in line.
Fruit plate: Alexander serves Bettan and Didrik a healthy breakfast at Hotel Klubben in Tønsberg. Jokes about single life: Elisabeth Andreassen demands that Alexander Rybak (left) and Didrik Solli-Tangen stay single until after the trio`s summer shows are over.
Source: paper issue of Se&Hør, published on 16.4.2013 Text: Per Sigve Klepper. Photo: Morten Eik
Found by Tessa Lande. Translated by Jorunn Ekre. English revision by Anni Jowett & Katie Anderson.
Tonight Norway will pick who their entrant will be for Eurovision 2013. One of their hopefuls is Annsofi, who will perform a song written by none other than Alexander Rybak. escXtra.com was lucky enough to catch up with both of them.
Tomorrow Annsofi will participate in the Melodi Grand Prix final (Norwegian final). The song I’m with you is penned by 2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak. This marks the return of Alexander Rybak in the contest. Twenty-four hours before Annsofi goes on stage esctoday.com caught up with Annsofi and Alexander.
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.
Text to picture: Colors: The Artists used various colors in the lightning to make some effect.
Article published in the paper-issue of Fredrikstad Blad 10.12.2012. Author: Guttorm O. Ihlebæk. Photo: Kent Inge OlsenEnglish translation by Laila S. English revision by Katie Anderson
Concert – dice 5
Seen from a more classical point of view, there are some conditions of the ‘Stille Natt, Hellig Natt’ Christmas concert’s concept that seem problematic. It is firstly about the authenticity of the concept.
The artists slip in covered by an acoustic backdrop made in an artificial way, while the altar area of the Cathedral is artificially colored with blue light, and later with several other quite flashy colors.
A superb sound system is backing up the singers and the instrumentalists, and they wants us to believe ‘This is how they sing and play’. But this can only be judged without help from the sound system. As a whole, the concept could be seen as smooth, un-authentic and calculated.