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20 May - 03 June 2020


with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Berit Cardas & Charlie Albright

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​Classical masterpieces with 160 children's voices.

Concert violinist Berit Cardas believes it is vital to learn classical music. Throughout the current school year, she has introduced huge classical works to ordinary fifth-graders at four schools in Bergen. The project culminates with two concerts in Grieghallen, where during their stage debut, 160 little stars will shine alongside the big ones.

– Most of all, I want the children to feel that passion inside for the music we are going to perform. To experience that bubbling feeling rising in their chest and to indulge in the urge to show off their discoveries, says Cardas.

A year of nerves, of learning Russian and other foreign lyrics, and many, many hours of rehearsing later, the 10-year-olds are ready. Together with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and choir, the children will perform works such as Slave Chorus, Dies Irae, Hallelujah Chorus, and many more.

In the evening, the Goosebumps choir and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra are joined by pianist Charlie Albright. Albright reaps delight from audiences around the world for his technique, virtuosity and ability to communicate music, and will perform the festival's signature work, Grieg's piano concerto in A minor.

Welcome to a concert where goosebumps are guaranteed!

Photo: Thor Brødreskift



1 h 50 min incl. interval


  • Standard: 250/450/600
  • Senior: 225/405/540
  • Under 30: 190
  • FiB Fordel until 11 March: 175/315/420
  • FiB Fordel from 12 March: 200/360/480
  • BT Fordel: 187/337/450

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    • Children from Apeltun, Fridalen, Møhlenpris and
      Seljedalen primary schools
    • Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra 
    • Bergen Catherdral Senior Choir
    • Collegium Musicum choir
    • Berit Cardas conductor
    • Jon Flydal Blichfeldt singing teacher
    • Stephanie Mowinckel choreography
      • Charlie Albright piano

Music by

  • Smetana 
  • Grieg
  • Mascagni
  • Bizet
  • Verdi
  • Mozart
  • Wagner
  • Händel
  • Rodgers
  • Tsjajkovskij


  • Bedrich Smetana (1824–1884)
    From The Bartered Bride, B131, T93
    Dance of the Comedians
    Opening Chorus
  • Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)
    Piano Concerto  in a-minor, op. 16 (Evening performance only)
  • Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945)
    From Cavalleria Rusticana
  • Georges Bizet (1838–1875)
    From Carmen
    Soldier's March
  • Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
    From Nabucco
    Slave Chorus
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
    From Requiem in d-minor, K626
    Dies Irae
  • Richard Wagner (1813–1883)
    From Tannhäuser, WWV70
    Pilgrim's chorus
  • George Friedrich Händel (1685–1759)
    From Messias, HWV56
    Hallelujah Chorus
  • Richard Rodgers (1902–1979)
    From The Sound of Music
    Climb Ev’ry Mountain
  • Pjotr IljItsj Tsjajkovskij (1840–1893)
    From the 1812 overture, op. 49
    Opening Chorus


  • ​Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber/AS Rika
  • The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica

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