Con­cert shows tal­ent and Nor­we­gian cul­ture

Bush Telegraph - - Norsewood’s Norway Day - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

Fol­low­ing the for­mal part of Nor­way Day at Hovd­ing Hall in Norse­wood on May 20, a large group moved to The Old Dairy Fac­tory where they were en­ter­tained by tal­ented Norwegians of all ages.

The pro­gramme started with the pre-school­ers from Coun­try Kids, dressed in new Nor­we­gian style out­fits who per­formed a dance — af­ter wav­ing to their mums in the au­di­ence.

The Choir of Norse­wood then pre­sented two songs, Alan Holmes fea­tur­ing as soloist in part of the Nor­we­gian Tenn Lys fol­lowed by a pop­u­lar num­ber Me and My Shadow.

Ra­con­teur Ben Selfe told the story of Peer Gynt, in love with the gor­geous Solvig and the con­se­quences he suf­fered from not telling the truth.

Pe­tra Lund replied with a so­prano solo as Solvig.

Ten dancers from Norse­wood School’s Scan­di­na­vian Dance Group per­formed two tra­di­tional Nor­we­gian dances Reap the Flax and Jibidi in the face of very cramped floor space.

The Choir of Norse­wood con­cluded the show with two more songs, Han­del’s aria Las­cia ch’o Pianga and Pick a Pocket or Two from the mu­si­cal Oliver.

The au­di­ence joined a shared lunch with free grandma’s short­bread af­ter the show.

PRE-SCHOOL Coun­try Kids per­form a Nor­we­gian dance with their teach­ers.

THE Choir of Norse­wood sings the Nor­we­gian song Ten Lys.

NORSE­WOOD School pupils per­form Jibidi.

PE­TRA Lund sings the Solvig Song.

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