Concert by Hålogaland Mandsangforening from North Norway with the Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle
A special musical treat direct from North Norway is in store for Pacific Northwest residents in September. The Hålogaland Mandssangforening, one of the most outstanding men’s choruses from near the Lofoten Islands in North Norway, will present three area concerts. The chorus will perform a concert in Seattle at Ballard First Lutheran Church at 7:00 PM Wednesday, September 10 (sponsored and joined by the Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle). Tickets available at the door: $10 per person.
Where: Ballard First Lutheran Church (2006 NW 65th St, Seattle 98117)
When: Wednesday, September10, 2014, 7:00 PM
Hålogaland Mandssangforening (Hålogaland Male Chorus Association) is a collaborative chorus of 39 singers representing eight different municipalities north of the Lofoten Islands in North Norway. The dedicated singers come together for practices from a widespread geographic area: Kvæfjord, Harstad, Målselv, Narvik, Andøy, Tjeldsund, Evenes, and Balsfjord, and are visiting the Pacific Northwest for the first time.
In addition to the Ballard concert, the chorus will also perform in Bellingham and Poulsbo. The Norsemen Chorus of Eugene, celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, is sponsoring the Norwegian visitors for a dinner and social get-together and singing.
Director of the Hålogaland Mandssangforening, Dag Erik Enoksen, has been both an artistic leader and esteemed soloist with many musical projects in the region, and has been honored with The Culture Award for excellence.
The Chorus’ organist/pianist, Hans Julius Edvardsen, founder of a Harstad engineering company, provides excellent services to a number of local and regional choruses and choirs.
The leader and chorus organizer, Jan Meyer, a retired teacher at Harstad University College and founder of the company, Knowledge and Experience, has been a guest professor at University of Minnesota and Minot State University. He has also been involved in the Kvæfjord Male Chorus as a leader and singer.