AURORA – Concert in the Nidaros Cathedral

20180105

Ukens Utvalgte

2018 starts with a music break of an utmost quality. Aurora is finally recognized globally– and even allowed to perform in the ancient northern cathedral Nidaros. Being born nearby, certainly reminds of home. Anyways, the producer writes about the concert: “The young Norwegian pop artist Aurora has great success both nationally and globally the recent years. I this quite unique Christmas concert, she enters the national secrecy Nidarosdomen with songs specially arranged for this unique church chamber. TrondheimSolistene, Oslo Fagottkor, organist Petra Bjørkhaug and harpist Ruth Potter plays together with her own band. Aurora delivers a concert experience that should not be missed.” The last song, her interpretation of Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’, is exceptional.

In UU20160902, she was presented like this: “Aurora Aksnes is a 20 years old Norwegian singer that began writing songs at the age of 9. Her debut EP ‘Running with the Wolves’ received widespread approval from online music blogs and national press. Later the same year she provided the backing track for the John Lewis Christmas advert, singing a cover of the Oasis song ‘Half the World Away’. It also appears on the debut album ’All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend’. She has two older sisters, Miranda, a make-up artist and Viktoria, a fashion designer. She grew up in Os, a municipality in Hordaland close to Bergen. The association to this song is in sympathy to all youngsters that goes through troubles in their development to Adulthood.”

 

Nidaros Cathedral is located in the city of Trondheim in Norway and the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world. Since the Reformation, it has served as the cathedral of the Lutheran bishops of Trondheim (or Nidaros) in the Diocese of Nidaros. The architectural style of the cathedral is Romanesque and Gothic. Historically it has been an important destination for pilgrims coming from all of Northern Europe. Today, the cathedral is a popular tourist attraction and tourists often follow the historic Pilgrim's Route to visit the cathedral for this and other cultural events.

 

Concert with Aurora in the Nidaros Cathedral
https://tv.nrk.no/program/DMTL21280017/konsert-med-aurora-fra-nidarosdomen

 

Also see: www.skrindo.dk/blog

 

Extra UU – Aurora playlist

Aurora Aksnes is a young girl from Bergen, Norway. She strives to write music that can inspire people, through idiosyncratic tales of struggle, love, and all that lies in between.
Here is a playlist of some of her greatest videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_HlPboLRL8&list=PLJnNz4DD8XsCZOK60Aypa27w8nVNHYn_q