After a decade since their last tour of the UK, Norwegian boy choir Sølvguttene will be performing at Romsey Abbey (28th Sept, 7:30pm) for an evening of unmissable choral music.
The evening’s programme will be wide-ranging, and is set to include traditional Norwegian folk music, classical music by Händel and Mozart in addition to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Having performed for all living royalty in Scandinavia, at Diana Ross’ wedding, and every year at the lighting of the Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, ‘the boys of silver’ are no strangers to giving grand performances.
Since its founding in 1940, the choir has been a cultural ambassador for Norway with 150 performances a year. Sølvguttene is heavily known in Norway for its affiliation with the Christmas season, as the choir annually appears on a televised Christmas special in a sparkling concert of Christmas carols.
Oslo-born conductor and singer Frikk Heide-Steen was appointed to lead Sølvguttene as assistant conductor in 2011, having himself joined the choir as an 8-year-old. Previously, Frikk has appeared as a singer in a variety of shows at The Norwegian National Opera, and across several film and TV series.
The choir is also unique in offering healthy lifestyle activities for the boys, helping them to bond and strengthen as an ensemble. The boys go skiing together in the winter and go on camps together in the summer, where community actives revolve around an old boat that the choir owns.
Don’t miss this special concert at Romsey Abbey on 28th of September at 7:30pm, Ticket link: http://bit.ly/33RMR24
Photo: Sølvguttene. Photo_Credit Anna-Julia_Granberg_BLUNDERBUSS