Recording Christmas Concert with Bergen Philharmonic Choir and Edvard Grieg Kor

Recording from the University Hall, 18th December 2020. Photo: Åse Solvi.

Get in the Christmas spirit with our two critically acclaimed choirs – Bergen Philharmonic Choir and Edvard Grieg Choir, with soloists. They offer a potpourri of beloved Christmas songs, from Bjelleklang via Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, to Det lyser i stille grender and Deilig er jorden.

Watch the concert here. The recording will be available on Christmas Eve at 14.00, and stays lying throughout Christmas.

CASTS:
Bergen Philharmonic Choir
Edvard Grieg Kor

Annika Synnøve Beinnes (20 years), soprano
Ian Bjørsvik (18 years), tenor
Ørjan Hartveit, baritone

Ellena Hale, piano
Håkon Matti Skrede, conductor

PROGRAM:
Arne Dagsvik (b. 1947)
“I denne søte juletid”
Cantata for choir, soloists and piano

Johan Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
“Fra Himlen høyt”
from the Christmas Oratorio

James Lord Pierpont (1822 – 1893)
Jingle bells
Arr. Ben Parry

Franz Xaver Gruber (1787 – 1863)
“Silent night”
Arr. Jonathan Rathbone

Music: Lars Søraas d.y. (1887 – 1976)
Text: Jacob Sande (1906 – 1967)
“Det lyser i stille grender”
Arr. Per Inge Almås

Music: Alice Tegnér (1864 – 1943)
Text: Viktor Rydberg (1828 – 1895)
“Betlehems stjärna”
Arr. Anders Ôhrwall

Music: Gustav Nordqvist (1886 – 1949)
Text: Jeanna Oterdahl (1879 – 1965)
“Jul, jul, strålande jul”

Music: Silesian folk tune
Text: Bernhard Severin Ingemann (1789 – 1862)
“Deilig er jorden”
Arr. Terje Kvam

Light:
Bright

Picture:
Bright / hummingbird

Thanks to Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra for support.

Partners:
Edvard Grieg Kor
Last chapter
Oseana Live

University Hall in Bergen Sydnestunnelen, 5007 Bergen