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!


October 31, 2004

Halloween Ball

I just got home from Halloween Ball feeling very old and out of date. Being a fourth year really does make you realise how old you are compared to all the freshers that make it to the union on a Saturday night…

Me and my friends regretted the fact that there were no guys in suitable age nor looks. A very gloomy evening indeed.

The bright side though was seeing lots of people in funny comstumes. Some better than others. There were lots of devils and kittens around – must have been a sale on somewhere. Where is your imagination guys?!?

Personally, I tried going as a HULDER - a Norwegian wood-witch, but according to my friend I just looked like I had taken a beating… Ah well… At least I tried! =D

See you guys on Monday at Top B!


October 29, 2004

The fun of being a student…

I am sitting in the computer centre and am supposed to work on a translation that I am to hand in today, but warwick stress has caught up with me, so I cannot concentrate on anything academic. My mind keeps distracting me to upcoming events with Revelation! So you will for example find me at TopB on Monday – my first topB since my fresher days three years ago (god i feel old – and am still only an undergraduate…). So anyone up for moving about to cheesy music?

Then I am going to try out dance and drama on Tuesday, but somehow Boogie Nights last weekend seems to have had a too boogying effect on my knees =S I am never wearing high heels again – at least not in the next couple of days! Hehe… I had a good time though as Im sure some of the guys from Rev can confirm =D

I really need to do this translation… Arg! Anyone wanting to give me the English version of "Schlussstrich und Auftakt: Das Urteil im Polituroprozess"? Its all about the collapse of the GDR, and I cannot make it into English… HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


October 27, 2004

The umbrella–country

It is raining – again!

Me and Sarah found out on our return from Germany, that there is one rule one has to follow when living in England – the first rule of survival so to speak : NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT AN UMBRELLA!

Therefore it was rather scary on Friday when my umbrella was arrested for unknown reasons and was held in custody at the porter's lodge in Humanities. I stood outside looking at my poor rainbow-umbrella through the glas. The porter had a good laugh at my expense.

I will now look better after my umbrella!

Another piece of useless information from the world of Kari….


October 21, 2004

Pics from Konstanz

I just posted a few pics from my year in Konstanz, Germany 2003–4 for anyone interested. Tried no puting up pics of people as I cannot get hold of them for consent =S

So have a look! Maybe you wanna go?

Town of Konstanz
Konstanz uni

Look at Galleries – Konstanz 2004–3 on this page


October 20, 2004

Scary….

Eeek… Never done this before… Of course I had to try it while trying to prepare for a seminar and an oral presentation (both tomorrow =S). I just have a concentration problem…

Hm… might find something more interesting to write about later on.

After all the blog talk at Rev (Revelation), I had to see what this was. And now – having mentioned Rev, other Revvers can find me – yay!


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