Concert shows talent and Norwegian culture
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.