Thursday 27th April, 3.00pm
Bergen Mannskor (Bergen Male Choir) was founded in 1998. However, many of our members have a record of choir singing that goes back much further. In the past, the choir has travelled as far afield as the US and South Africa. To mark our 25th anniversary, we are very happy to be able to visit Ireland for the first time, meet other singers, and maybe pick up a few Irish songs for our repertoire.
The choir takes pride in carrying forward the tradition of mainly unaccompanied male voice singing. Therefore, we make sure to have our repertoire include several old songs commonly associated with male choirs. We also sing a variety of songs of more recent origin, both in Norwegian and other languages. Members of the choir feel equally comfortable performing sacred and secular music. We would like our focus to be on quality rather than genre.
Bergen Mannskor currently includes 35 members. The recent pandemic brought our activity almost to a standstill, but not quite. In order to keep up morale, we sometimes rehearsed outside in strong winds and even snow! As things got back to normal, we have been able to recruit some new members, so we go forward with great optimism.
The choir’s conductor is Jon Flydal Blichfeldt. He combines his sound qualifications as a musician and a conductor with never failing enthusiasm and an ability to keep the singers on their toes.
Saturday 29th April, 8pm
Saturday 29th April, 1.30pm