The annual Scottish-Norwegian Advent Concert will take place in St. Giles' Cathedral on Thursday 24th November with highly acclaimed musicians from both countries.
Following the Lighting of the Norwegian Christmas Tree, the traditional Advent Concert will take place in the St. Giles' Cathedral on Thursday 24th November at 7.30pm.
The Concert is suitable for children and a delight for any music lover.
As usual, the Edinburgh University Chamber Choir will perform, conducted by Dr Eric Von Ibler.
The Choir will be accompanied by Harding Fiddler Mr Einar Mjølsnes and the wonderful voices of Ms Veslemøy Fluge Berg (soprano) and Mr Robert Juvik (tenor).
Artist and Conductor Espen Selvik will again add a musical difference by playing some very old, traditional Norwegian instruments.
Robert Juvik is a dramatic tenor born in Bergen. He has studied in Vienna with Lotte Leitner and Kees van Keeselaar, and had master classes with Birgit Nilsson, Nicolai Gedda, Nico Costal and Olga Sik. Already at the age of 18 he got roles in professional operas, in Bergen (Aida, Don Carlos, MacBeth etc.), and later in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, etc. Robert Juvik also contributes in church and concert venues and has given concerts in Scandinavia, Germany, England and the USA.
Veslemøy Fluge Berg is a soprano and is educated from the Grieg Academy in Bergen. She has already successfully participated in opera, church concerts and classical concerts with the central repertoire of the romantic, baroque and classical period. She also works with modern music, and this year she presented a CD-production with own compositions together with pianist Tove Kragset. Veslemøy Fluge Berg has given concerts in Scandinavia, Lithuania and the USA.
Einar Mjølsnes plays the Hardanger Fiddle and is one of Norways leading musicians. He works in a wide range of musical fields as musician, arranger, lecturer and composer. He has contributed on an impressive number of records and festivals and currently holds the position as County Musician of Hordaland County Council.