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Musicians join up for Spirit of Norway concert 24 November 2006

A GALA concert celebrating Norway’s culture is set to be staged in the Island.

The event at the Villa Marina on Sunday, February 18, will be performed by the Manx Youth Orchestra in collaboration with the world-famous Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and the Trondheim Culture School from Norway.

The three groups of musicians will come together for three days of workshops and rehearsals leading up to the concert.

The concert – entitled Miles Apart! – forms part of Chetham’s Spirit of Norway festival, being held to celebrate Norway’s culture and commemorate the centenary of the death of its most famous composer, Edvard Grieg.

The programme will include Tveitt’s Hardanger Melodies and Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite. Also included are On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Delius and Norwegian Dances by Grieg.

More information will be available soon.

Spirit of Norway runs from February until July, with events in Manchester and London, and will include workshops and events featuring leading Norwegian musicians and collaborations with orchestras.

The Manx Youth Orchestra holds its popular Christmas Festival Concert at the Villa Marina, Douglas, on Saturday, December 16, starting at 7.30pm.

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