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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


November 15, 2004

Southern Weekend Away!

Writing about web page http://www.warwickrev.org

This weekend, I went for a weekend away with Revelation. It is sad to say, but after three years in the choir, this was my first weekend away with them, and my only regret after doing it was: why didnt I do this earlier?!?

We had lots of fun with singing, workshops, pancakes for breakfast (thanks guys!), Sunday roast, etc. I joined the workshops for arranging music, which might actually help me to learn my alto-parts now as I know some of the reasoning behind it. And then I did one on conducting, which I also found quite helpful, and I now appreciate the job done by other people in the choir. I might even possibly help out more (but I do need a good kick to get me going…).

For those Revvers that didnt go: shame on you! You missed out on lots of fun, good food and falling asleep to Sister Act at half two in the morning! You also missed out on meeting some fantastic people from Bristol and Cambridge Rev. It was cool to talk to Revvers from other choirs as I have always thought of Rev as Warwick Rev 'forgetting' the other choirs. (Suddenly I realised I can apply to more unis than just Warwick for my master =P ).

Anyway, gotta go now – but have a look in the gallery for some photos showing how much fun we had!


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