November 21, 2004

Oslo Gospel Choir

Writing about web page http://www.ogc.no

Hey!

Thought I'd blog about my favourite gospel choir apart from Rev instead of writing my essay on European Integration =P

They are a little bit older than Warwick Rev as they had their ten year anniversary a couple of years ago, which they celebrated by realeasing the cd 'Celebrations'. An excellent cd.

Most of their songs are written by Tore W. Aas, who happens to be their choirmaster. I met him once at a gospel choir festival for teenagers, a very nice guy! Another person that was present was Calvin Bridges, who has worked a lot with the choir along with another big man in the gospel world: Andre Crouch (hope I spelt his name right now!).

On 10th Dec I'm going to see them as they are coming to my home county of Vestfold . I cannot wait! And hopefully my Mum and Sis have taken the hint and bought me their new cd "Joy".

Oh! Rev is currently singing an OSG song: En stjerne skinner i natt/A star is shining tonight.

The lyrics are:

A STAR IS SHINING TONIGHT

This is the holiest hour
Heaven is now in sight
Listen to bells that are chiming
Christmas has come tonight

CHORUS
Sweet are the voices high above
Singing of peace and of love
All of the world is filled with light
A star is shining tonight

A newborn baby is sleeping
Heaven is near, this night
The Lord has sent us to see Him
Under the star, so bright

CHORUS
Sweet are the voices high above
Singing of peace and of love
All of the world is filled with light
A star is shining tonight

Quietly resting among us
On Bethlehem’s golden straw
Night’s given way, as we’re standing
Watching this child with awe

CHORUS
Here, we can dream about that peace
Which has been lost for so long
Heaven has given us this child
And Earth is filled with song


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  1. Thank you for posting these, I'm a lot less confused now!

    24 Nov 2004, 10:10

  2. That's ok! I thought it might be a good idea since they arent up on the website yet and I had them on my computer from when I worked on them anyway =D

    See you next week in choir!

    Kari

    24 Nov 2004, 10:35

  3. shaun

    Kari,

    I can't understand how after you translated the song it still rhymes in English!
    How did you manage it?

    very impressed

    Shaun

    24 Nov 2004, 13:50

  4. Kari

    Well… I didnt – my sister did!!! I did the rough translation and then she polished it =D

    Kari

    24 Nov 2004, 16:00

  5. Arne Jacobsen

    This past summer my family had the previlege of visiting Oslo…my daughter was competing in the Norway Cup. My cousin, who resides in Oslo gave my daughter the cd "Det skjedde i de dager". The entire cd is truely awe inspiring and moving! Being that the use of the Norwegian language is not my strongest suit…it would be nice if the cd were in English. Your translation of "En stjerne skinner i natt" was a welcomed sight. Your response would be appreciated.
    Arne Jacobsen
    Rockford, Illinois

    27 Nov 2004, 04:00

  6. Well… I wish "Det skjedde i de dager" was in English too as most of my friends do not speak Norwegian… A lot of the songs on that cd are hard to understand even for me as they are in (old) dialects – like "Kling no klokka". If you have any queries to what different parts of songs mean, feel free to contact me and I will see if I can make sense of them, but unfortunately I cannot translate all the songs – they are too hard and it is very hard to get rythm and rhyme to translate!

    "Stille Natt" and "Hellige Natt" are translated form German and English respectively, and "Juleevangeliet" is to be found in Luke in the Bible, but the rest I are Norwegian folk-songs and hymns I think…

    Kari

    27 Nov 2004, 13:37

  7. Arne Jacobsen

    Thank you for your response. Perhapes it is a matter of time that OGC realizes that their English speaking audiance is significant enough and addresses the issue….or then maybe, as you suggested, rythm and rhyme may not translate well. Oh well, in the mean time I'll just enjoy what I have! Thanks again.
    God Jul
    Arne Jacobsen

    27 Nov 2004, 15:13

  8. Well… They have made a lot of cd's in English if you look at their discography on the website. I think the reason why they do things in Norwegian as well is that often lyrics and songs mean more if they are written in your mother tongue, and OGC has got a huge audience in Norway…

    I can recommend the cds they did together with Andre Crouch and Calvin Bridges. They are excellent. I am also waiting in great anticipation for the new cd "Joy" which hopefully will be under the tree for me this year.

    God Jul og Godt Nytt År to you too!

    Kari

    29 Nov 2004, 14:30

  9. Andreas (DK)

    Just picked up "joy" today. Never listened much to gospel, but "Joy" is a joy to listen to, and in english all the way!

    02 Dec 2004, 21:25

  10. Cool! Cannot wait to get my hands on it now! (Hint hint to family: want it under the tree on the 24th!)

    I might even pester Rev with more OSG next term…

    02 Dec 2004, 23:42

  11. Trijnet (NL)

    Hi!

    Can you help me to get the songtext of Your Love?

    Thanx!

    16 Dec 2004, 17:01

  12. Sorry – first I had no internet access and then warwick blogs crashed! I have had a look around, but cannot find it online anywhere. I'll have a look through my written music files, but it occured to me that there is copy-laws, so I am not sure if it would be ok to post it… I'll try and find it first and then I'll get back to you! =D

    Merry Christmas by the way!

    20 Dec 2004, 09:15

  13. James

    Hey Kari,

    Im guessing your a big fan of the Oslo Gospel Choir, i was wondering if you had the Lyrics to one of the choir's songs called 'Gloria' i have been trying to find them everywhere but still cant find them. If you have them that would be great :o)

    Thank-you

    06 Jan 2005, 14:50

  14. If you mean the song Gloria on the cd called Gloria – which is the cd where they basically sing the passion of Christ, I have it at home in Norway… So I cannot get at it before Easter (unless I can persuade someone to type it up!). If that is not the Gloria you're talking about, then I'm lost… Sorry!

    However, to all those looking for different songs. There is a possibility to order written music from OGC on their website www.ogc.no. I am sorry that I cannot be of much help!

    06 Jan 2005, 16:31

  15. thabo

    can anybody tell me where i could buy on-line the cd: oslo gospel choir live in Norway?

    25 Dec 2005, 19:31

  16. Vinson

    Glad to find other OGC fans on the net. I got my first OGC CD in 1993 (Get Together) and fell in love with their music. I've recently ordered 7 more of their CDs from this site: https://www.themusicsafe.com. Also, you should definitely get your hands on their latest DVD - We Lift Our Hands. It's heavenly!

    13 Mar 2006, 09:58

  17. Leanne

    Hi there,
    At christmas my grandfather lent me the CD 'Lys I Morket'.
    I was gripped by the song 'Himlen I Min Favn' and spent a good many hours trying to translate it, having no previous knowledge of Norwegian. Is the song you have translated also from that CD?
    Also, would you be able to look at my translation and see how well it fits. Obviously I had to change some lines to make them fit correctly, and some I could not get so guessed (yes, wrong I know!), but I would be so grateful if you would look over it for me.

    Anyway, I too love the OGC, my grandparents go and see them constantly and spend time with them on their tours. They were at the 'We Lift Our Hands' concert, on the front row as Tore's guests, and feature regularly on the DVD!

    28 Jul 2006, 19:07

  18. ANDRES

    HELLO!
    LA VERDAD ES QUE SOLO HABLO ESPAÑOL, SOY DE CHILE, Y ACÁ CASI NO SE ESCUCHA EL GOSPEL, Y SPY FANATICO DE OSLO GOSPEL CHOIR, LOS DESCUBRÍ POR CASUALIDAD Y ME GUSTAROM MUCHO, PERO ME GUSTARIA TENER LAS LETRAS DE LOS TEMAS, AL MENOS LOS QUE ESTÁN EN INGLES, POR QUE ALGO SE DE INGLES, Y CANTO EN UN CORO POLIFONICO, EN MIO IGLESIA, ME GUSTA CANTAR, Y ME GUSTARIA APRENDERME LAS LETRAS DE OGC, SIESQUE ALGUIEN POR ALLÁ DE DONDE SEA ESTA PAGINA, O QUIEN LA LEA Y ME PUEDA FACILITAR ALGUNAS, LE ESTA´RE MUY AGRADECIDO, WELL, SOON WE WILL BE HOME, FAITH AND PRAY! BYE.

    07 Sep 2006, 19:51

  19. heriberto liberato

    I don’t speeack english. I Speack Portuguese and Español. I am brazilian.
    I need letter music FREE

    Faço programa de rádio Gospel e todo dia traduzo uma música internacional para português. Porém, preciso das letras das músicas. Por favor me mande principalmente a letra da música FREE.

    Muito Obrigado

    Heriberto Liberato

    16 Feb 2007, 17:35

  20. Heriberto

    Me gustaria tener letras de grupo OSLO. Y otras personas que tienen deseo de cambiar letras de musicas conmigo en Español o Portugues.
    Soy brazileño. Mi lengua oficial es Português. Pero gusto hablar español. Pero sé poco hablar.

    Contacte conmigo:
    heribertoliberatovice@hotmail.com

    16 Feb 2007, 18:35

  21. temilade oladipo

    i need the lyrics of the song’ you.ve examined my herat, and lord you know me…........... by Oslo Gospel Choir. thanks

    28 May 2007, 14:30

  22. edith

    I’ve come across the song, titled, “Father” by Tore W. Aas. I heard it on You Tube, sung by the Oslo Gospel Choir. I’d really like to find a copy of the lyrics and sheetmusic. Our church praise team is eager to sing it in our church. Can you help me find it?

    31 Oct 2007, 20:01

  23. Sabrina

    Hello, I just wanted to say that is a great blog…
    the Oslo Gospel Choir is really amaizing

    God bless you,

    greets from Argentina…

    05 Nov 2007, 01:26


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