The Vingrom Church Norwegian Boy's Choir and friends will perform several songs from Norway and around the globe. Tickets are $20 for general seating and $15 for young people ages 5-17 and are available online at: https://ndmc1763.booktix.com or they can be purchased at the door. However, this concert event will sell out. Get your tickets today!
This concert is a fundraiser and community outreach for New Dorp Moravian Church. NDMC is online at: www.newdorpmoravian.org
This concert will be a joyful celebration of the spirit of children both young and older. The event will be held in the beautiful New Dorp Moravian Church concert space. NDMC has amazing acoustics and a warm atmosphere that makes for great music making! Circa 1763, It is the second oldest church in Staten Island. St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Historic Richmondtown is the oldest.
Even if you do not understand Norwegian, the children will be singing lively, catchy and familiar songs in several languages, including English. Here is there song list: Langt å gå (It’s a Long Way to Go), Sesebacha (traditional South African song), Greased Lightning (from Grease the musical). Tenke Sjæl (Think for Yourself), I Feel Your Spirit and Kongebarn (The King’s Children). Rounding out the concert will be the choral compositions of Jim Papoulis, Music Makes Me, Kuwa Furaha, and Oye featuring the combined children choirs. To learn more about Jim and Sophia Papoulis visit www.foundationforsmallvoices.org
Vingrom Church’s Boy’s Choir was founded in 2003 by Gerd Rindal. Today it is led by Carol and Thor Kvande. The boys are in charge of finding the repertoire themselves, and sheet music is never used in the rehearsals.
Vingrom is a nearby town to Lillehammer, the 1994 Olympic City, where most of the boys are coming from. Thor is hardcore Norwegian Viking, while Carol is a Durban-born actress and vocalist. You can find the choir on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/vingromkirkesguttekor/
Award-winning Tenor, Michéal Castaldo, will sing Mio Cuore, which features a child soloist and the combined Nowegian Boy's and New Dorp Moravian Children's choirs. Further, he will sing solo repertoire. He will also sing a duet penned by Castaldo and critically acclaimed Norwegian composer Stein Berge Svendsen entitled Pray'r in duet with Tenor, Andrew Kay. For more about Michéal, visit www.michealcastaldo.com.
Additionally, the Norwegian Boy's Choir will be joined by special guests! Organist, Dylan Sauerwald will perform a spectacular organ solo featuring the New Dorp Moravian Church's Peragallo Organ! Tenor, Andrew Kay, will also sing solo repertoire and present the duet, Pray'r, mentioned above with Michéal Castaldo. For more about Andrew, visit www.soundsbigproductions.com/tenor.html.