The world-famous Nidaros Cathedral Boys Choir from Trondheim, Norway will appear at 7 p.m. Feb. 14, in the sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 803 West 3rd Street in Clifton.
The Nidaros Cathedral Boys Choir is the oldest boys choir in Norway and represents a 900-year-long tradition of boy singers in the Nidaros Cathedral.
The present choir consists of 50 boy singers ages 9-13, and 25 men singers who were formerly members of the boys choir.
In recent years, the Nidaros Boys Choir has performed in Londonís Westminster Abbey, at the Vatican for the Pope, for the coronation of H. M. King Harald the 5th of Norway, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, five concert tours in the United States.
The choir has toured extensively throughout Europe performing for all the European royal families. Her Royal Highness Princess Martha Louise of Norway is the patron of the choir. Often seen on Norwegian television and heard on the national radio this choir also performs for church services, festivals and in their home city of Trondheim.
In 2001, they were appointed as one of the 15 European cultural ambassadors by the Academy of European Choirs.
This internationally celebrated choir signs a cappella pieces from Gregorian to modern music and larger pieces for choir and orchestra.
During the past decade, the Nidaros Cathedral Boys Choir has recorded 12 CDs.
Professor Bjorn Moe has been conductor of the choir since 1973. He is a professor at the University of Trondheim Conservatory of Music and is well known as one of the leading choir trainers in Europe. The accompanist is Professor Harold Rise, Cathedral organist.
While in the United States, they will render 11 concerts in the Rio Grande Valley, Dallas, Plano and Clifton areas as part of a cultural exchange between Norway and the United States.
There is no cost to attend the concert although a free-will offering will be held.
For additional information, contact Linda Grams at (254) 675-8627.