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26 May - 09 June 2021

Songs from the ocean

Closing concert for Bergen Children's Choir Festival

Music Family Free
Past events:

Concert finale for a choir marathon with the city's children's choirs .

The children's choir marathon concludes with a concert in Grieghallen.

The city centre swells with song and young voices this Saturday in June when the Bergen Children's Choir Festival kicks off. On an outdoor stage set up for the occasion on Torgallmenningen, the city's children's choirs get to perform and have fun. Throughout the day, a number of the city's children's choirs associated with Ung i Kor - Vest will present mini-concerts lasting around ten minutes each.

The festival's theme is 'the ocean', and in the afternoon there will be a closing concert in Spissen in Grieghallen where the Øygarden Cultural School Choir will perform together with Edvard Grieg Kor and its youth choir and girls' choir. The programme includes songs such as På havets bunn står skutene (On the seabed lie the ships), Brennmaneten (The Jellyfish) and Sommernatt ved fjorden (Summer's night by the fjord). 

Image: Bergen Boys' Choir (photo: Edvard Grieg Kor)


The Bergen International Festival is carried out in accordance with the government's and local authorities' current requirements and guidelines for COVID-19. Read more here.



​1 h 15 min


Free. Pre-registration at TicketCo.


​Performed in English

Produced by

​Edvard Grieg Kor in collaboration with Ung i Kor Vest and the Bergen International Festival

Music by


    Eldbjørg Raknes: "At the bottom of the sea are the ships"

    Eldbjørg Raknes: «The Crab»

    Ketil Bjørnstad: «Summer night by the fjord»

    Sverre Bergh: «Weather forecast in Western Norway»

    Edvard Grieg: from childish songs up 61: «The sea»

    Huddie Ledbetter: "Bring me a little water Silvy"

    Marianne Eriksen: «The Jellyfish»

    Gösta Nystroem: from three sea visions «By the sea»

    Henning Sommero: «Three songs about water»

    Bo Hansson: from five songs «The sun is warm and the sea beats»

    Bo Hansson: from Five songs «The sea sounds in a special way»

    Alice Tegnér: «Summer wind blows outside» Eric Whitacre: "The Seal Lullaby"

Supported by

Grieg Foundation


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