Article published in the paper-issue of Fredrikstad Blad 10.12.2012.
Author: Guttorm O. Ihlebæk. Photo: Kent Inge Olsen
English translation by Laila S. English revision by Katie Anderson
Colors: The Artists used various colors in the lightning to make some effect.
Very good pop
Seen from a more classical point of view, there are some conditions of the ‘Stille Natt, Hellig Natt’ Christmas concert’s concept that seem problematic. It is firstly about the authenticity of the concept.
The artists slip in covered by an acoustic backdrop made in an artificial way, while the altar area of the Cathedral is artificially colored with blue light, and later with several other quite flashy colors.
A superb sound system is backing up the singers and the instrumentalists, and they wants us to believe ‘This is how they sing and play’. But this can only be judged without help from the sound system. As a whole, the concept could be seen as smooth, un-authentic and calculated.
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