Hammerfest mixed choir
We are a mixed choir – for all kinds of peope who like to sing!
Hammerfest mixed choir was founded in 1920, and we celebrate our centennial jubilee in 2020!
Currently we have roughly 50 active members. We normally rehearse once a week, Tuesdays at Baksalen skole – sometimes more frequently when we have an upcoming concert. Our mission is to create choral singing of a good musical quality and to provide a social meeting point for our members. The choir participates actively in the local and regional musical community
The choir is religiously and politically neutral. We are affiliated with Norsk sangerforum and Finnmark sangerforum, We are recipients of adult educational funds from Norsk musikkråd.
The choir is open to anyone over the age of 18 with a normal musical ear and a singing voice who wants to sing in a choir.
Concerts and performances
Every second year, the choir puts on a major show– often theme-based. Thus, much of our time is spent learning new material. The choir performs music in a variety of genres: pop/rock, musicals, folk music from around the world, gospel, classical music, big band etc.
In between the big projects we find room for smaller performances. We are happy to be booked for conferences, jubilees, weddings etc. – which often contributes to our finances. Furthermore the choir is often involved in many cultural and musical happenings in Hammerfest.
Cooperation with other cultural entities – both amateurs and professional – is an important factor for the choir. The young musical talents are often given a chance to perform at concerts, be it solo or with the choir, for the joy and benefit of all parties.
The traditional Christmas concert in Hammerfest's church together with other choirs and orchestras is important in fostering the Christmas spirit, and Hammerfest mixed choir plays a natural part. We also put on our very own pre-Christmas concert "While we wait". Both these concerts have a number of guets, both local, national and international.
Conductor and board of trustees
Photo: Andrea Kovanen Sæten