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Sangerfest 2012

The Bjornson Male Chorus is a proud member of the Norwegian Singers Association of America.  Every two years the NSAA presents a gala Sangerfest at which all of the choruses from around the Midwest come together to enjoy a time of fellowship, good food and, most of all, good singing.  In 2012 the Bjornson Male Chorus was pleased to have hosted Sangerfest 2012 at Pheasant Run resort in St. Charles, Illinois.

The highlight of the Sangerfest is the Grand Concert which featured over 220 voices, guest soloists and the renowned DuPage Symphony Orchestra.  The concert was a hugh sucess with over 700 guests in attendance.

Click on links below to see video clips

Grand Concert Program:

GRAND CONCERT  – 7:00 PM, June 16 , 2012

Pre Concert

Overture to Peer Gynt                                                             Edvard Grieg

 DuPage Symphony Orchestra

Dr. David Judich Conducting

Ja, vi elsker dette landet           (a capella, in parts)               Rikard Nordraak

Star Spangled Banner               (a capella, in parts)               Francis Scott Key 

Part I

Cry Out and Shout                                                                   Knut Nystedt

Holy Lord of All                                                                        Isalaw/Williams

Vi vil os et Land                                                                       Christian Sinding

Who Are the Brave      w/brass, timpani, percussion              Joseph M. Martin

Dr. David Judisch, Conductor 

Part II

E Luccevan Le Stelle – from “Tosca”                                       Giacomo Puccini

Without A Song                                                                        Vincent Yourmans

Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears                                                        Brendan Graham/John Leavitt

This Is the Moment – from “Jekyll and Hyde”                           Bricusse  Wildhorn

Kenneth Michaels, Tenor; Edwin Kramer, Piano

                                                             Part III

Vi er sangere                                                                               Finn Skottner/Reidar Rinnar

Ave Maria                    trio solos – Nordic Voices Chorus           Franz Biebl

Kaares Sang from “Sigurd Slembe”                                            Rickard Nordraak

Wayne Mitchell, James Svanoe, soloists

Fader I Himlen             (Swedish)                                                Bengt Eriksson

Testament of Freedom (excerpts) w/orchestra                           Randall Thompson

DuPage Symphony Orchestra

Edwin Kramer, Conductor

Part IV

Triumphal March from Sigurd Jorsalfar                                    Edvard Grieg

Symphonic Dances No. 1 and No. 3                                        Edvard Grieg

DuPage Symphony Orchestra – Dr. David Judish, Conductor

Part V

O Come, Let Us Sing      w/Brass & Percussion                      Cindy Berry

Gonna Build a Mountain                                                           Bricusse/Newley/arr. N. Leyden

Kenneth Michaels, soloist

I’m Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing!                             Spiritual/arr. H. Helvey

Laren Hartley, soloist

Landkjending   w/Orchestra                                                        Edvard Grieg

Jullian Ronning, soloist

Dr. David Judisch, Conductor

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