An Evening of Norwegian Folk & Gospel in Nashville


Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville, Tennessee kicks off the season with a special performance by Norwegian musicians Solveig Leithaug on guitar and Alexander Rybak on violin October 1.

Ms. Leithaug, who is known for singing Scandinavian folk music as well as gospel, has 14 solo recordings and three best-selling children’s CDs to her credit. The Dove Award-winning recording artist has served as a guest artist at official Parliament functions, national and international conferences, television broadcasts, and inner-city and prison outreach events.

Alexander Rybak displayed prodigious musical talent at an early age. After emigrating with his parents from Minsk, Belarus, to Norway, he studied violin and piano; by the time he was a teenager, he was performing on the violin with orchestras around the world. His breakthrough came in 2009, when he won the Eurovision Song Contest with his original composition “Fairytale”, which went on to top the charts all over Europe. At 28, he has released four albums and continues to tour throughout the world.

The performance of Norwegian folk & gospel is free and open to the public.