St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Sølvguttene, also known as the Silver Boys choir, was established in 1940 by Torstein Grythe. Since then, Sølvguttene has become a well-known institution both in Norway and internationally. The choir consists of 40-50 boys aged from 8 until voice change, and 15-25 adult singers.
For many Norwegians, the choir’s annual concert broadcast on the state channel NRK1 on Christmas Eve, is an absolute must to get into the real Christmas spirit. If you find your way to St Martins-in-the-Fields on 2 December, you too can experience this uniquely Norwegian way of ringing in the holiday season.
The choir will be accompanied by two extraordinary musicians. The first, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, was born in 1994 and early began to show his talent as a musician. He began to play the violin at the age of five, and later the viola from the age of 14, and he has since emerged as one of the latest members of a golden generation of Scandinavian classical musicians. In 2016 he was chosen to join the world’s most prestigious training programme for experienced classical musicians: the BBC’s New Generation Artists Scheme. He has also received the Arve Tellefsen Prize, the Øyvind Berghs Memorial Prize, the Karoline Prize and the Statoil Award.
The second is Zoltán Fejérvári a Budapest-born, award-winning pianist who studied at the Liszt Academy of Music. He has performed as a soloist with the Budapest Festival, Hungarian National Orchestra, Verbier Festival and Concerto Budapest Orchestras among others, under such conductors as Iván Fischer, Zoltán Kocsis and Gábor Takács-Nagy.
The annual Norwegian Christmas Concert presented by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Statoil (UK) Ltd, celebrates the unique style and creativity of the Norwegian music scene. Come join us to get a taste for a true Norwegian Christmas in the heart of London town.