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SOUV~ENIR

PROGRAM

34th Annual

Sanger/est

PACIFIC COAST NORWEGIAN SINGERS' ASSOCIATION EVERETT,

WASHINGTON

SEPTEMBER 4-5-6-7

1942


40th ANNIVERSARY of Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers' Association ~USIC and singing has been the heritage of

M.

H.

CLAUSEN

-.~Thb JU'i f'( his tori(' n l sketch wriffe''' In' 1\Iart.in 1-1. ('Iaul';en o f the E\'el'eU 1\· or­ weginn )la Ie (,hOTII~ who ",n s pC'esent. and lH:tive in the

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in Seattlo in 1902. He llU,s been a l\l e mh ~ T nnd 1\ sin,Lrer fOl' fort ,\' .\"{~;\I~: IIIH1 i!'O t.J w onl,' ~ur\' h' ill g'

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Norwegians and has been cultivated and enjo yed by them ever since the days of the Vi­ kings, when the Skalds would sing t he praise of the heroes and leader s of their country. Norway has produced many masters of music a nd song, among whom we can name Grieg, Ole Bull, Sin ding, Kjerulf, Nordraak, Reissiger, Sel­ me r Borg and many others. In our own midst, among male choruses, we find Fred Wick and our own Rudolf Moller whose compositions are sung wherever a male choru s exists. Male choruses were first organized in the mid­ dle West as early as 1866. Th e Pacific Coast Nor­ wegian Singers' Association came into existence in 1902, when, through the efforts of F. A. Tomte of Portland, Oregon, delegates from Portland, Tacoma, Everett, and Seattle met in Seattle August 20 of t hat year to form an association. At that meeting it was decided to hold the first Sangerfest in Everett the following year, 1903. Mr. John Norman of Everett was elected the first President of th e Association. The first Sangerfest, held in Eve rett August 1, 2, and 3 proved to be an inspiring success. A silver loving cup donated by th e people of Ev­ erett to be competed for by the individual chor­ us es was awarded to th e Everett Chorus for their rendition of Waldrisv isan. The second Sanger­ fest was held in Seattle In 1904 and the third in Portland in 1905; th e cup being awarded to those two choruses respectively. The fourth Sangerfest was held in Tacoma in 1906. There the cup was again awarded to the Ever ett chorus for their song, Per Spillemand. From that t ime on, the cup has not been co mpeted for but is now held by the Everett chorus.

Then followed Sangerfests in Astoria, Oregon in 1907 , and agai n in Seattle in 1909 durin g the Alaska, Yukon, Pacific Exposi t ion . There the Sangerforbund took part in the Norwa y Day fes­ tiv a l and sang several numbers when th e Viking ship la nded with the Vikings and Olaf Trygvason aboard a t the Exposition grounds. All marched in a grand parade to the stadium where a pro­ gram was given and where a bu st of Grieg was unv eil ed. Eureka , California, had the Sangerfest in 1910 and the warm welcome given by the people of Eureka to the visiting singers will never be for­ gotten. Everett again entertain ed the singers in 1912 and the concert in the Eve rett armory broug ht 1500 people to each concert - a n a ll-time attendance record. Then followed Sangerfests in Spokane, Washington in 191 3, San Fran cisco in 191 5, Bellingham, Washington in 1916,- all marked by Grand Concerts and great social activities. The director-in-chief from 1902 to 1916 was Carlo A. Sperati, first from Tacoma and later from Decorah, Iowa a great musician and leadel". From 1916 to 1935 our director-in-chief was Rudolf Moller of Seattle, a composer of music and male chorus songs, a true frI end and an a ble leader of singers. From 1935 to 1910 our director-in-chief was George S. Johnson of Ta­ coma one of the oldest singers on the coast and a leader of band a nd orchestra as well as of chor­ uses. From 1940 to the present time our director­ in-chief has been Au g ust Werner of Seattle, a professor of music at the University of Washing­ ton and director of the Seattl e Chorus. The pres­ ent assistant director is H enry W. Ringman, director of th e Everett Norwegian Male Chorus.


40th ANNIVERSARY of Everett Norwegian Male Chorus To Officers, }//{embers and F riends of thf' Pacific Coast lVorwegian Singers' Association: On this Fortieth Anniversary of our Association I extend you a most hearty welcome to our thirty-fourth Sangel'fest. I sincerely feel that our songs and our singing are more important no\\' than at any other time in the history of our organization. Singing, and the fellowship we enjoy in chorus work and Sangerfest, send us back refreshed to our job of helping to win the war. May our songs prove an equal inspiration to our listeners. We especially dedicate this Sangerfest to those of our members now in the armed forces of the United States, whom more of us will join before vic­ tory is won. Let there be no let down while they are gone: but let us carryon so that we can again welcome them into our midst when.- please God,­ they return. I hope that the time you spend at this Sangerfest in Everett will be a happy one. Sincerely, BREDE BERG, President Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers' Association

Gf is the fortieth year of the Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers' Association, and as Everett was the first city to entertain singers in 1903, it is fitting that Everett S THIS

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should again entertain the singers this year, with a hearty welcome from the Everett Sing­ ers and from all Everett people. We trust that th e completion of the first forty years of association activity in the present troubhd times will lead to the beginning of the second forty years of inspirational singing a:1d f ellowship under happier conditions.

BREDE DERG. President Pacific Coas t Nonveginn

Singers· Associat,ion

-}­ 1942 marks the Fortieth Anniversary of the Everett Norwegian Male Chorus as well as the Fortieth Anniver­ sary of the Pacific Coast N or­ wegian Singers' Association.

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1942 SANGERFEST \

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AUGUST WERNER Director-in-Chief

ELLEN REPP

Soloist


1942 SANGER FEST

Director

Directo7" Norwegian ~rnle Chorus, Everett Assistant Dirt"d.or Pacifi c Coast i\'orweg-illn

8il1.ln"rs'

RAYMOND HOWELL Director Festhnl Orchestra

l\lale Tacoma

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As~ocinf.ion

DIRECTORS

KENNETH HJELMERVIK Directo7" Grieg l\[ale Chorns Gray's Hnrbor


1942 SANGERFEST

Executive Committee

FINANCE C. H. Jesdahl C. H. Langland C. Nerland

Stephen Twedt

Martin Clausen

BANQUET C. H. Langland C. H. Jesdahl

Roy Kvagnes

J. Rognan TRANSPORTATION Edgar O. Pederson Stephen Twedt Robert Laaback Joseph Halvorsen PROGRAM H. W. Ringman

Lloyd Lande

Hal Ringen

C. J. Jesdahl

Brede Berg

PUBLICITY C. H. Jesdahl

Hal Ringen

Emil Enger

H. W. Ringman

Brede Berg C. H. J esdahl C. H. Langland. Emil Enger Jacob Nestby Edgar O. Pederson C. Nerland John Rognan

HEADQUARTERS O. C. Larson

John Rognan

HOTEL Robert Laaback Olar Strand Albert Hilmo Gunnar Guttormsen Harry Anderson RECEPTION Mrs. Olaf Skaug

Mrs. John Larson

O. C. Larson Andrew Alne Robert Laaback Norman Heglund Roy Kvangnes M. H. Clausen H. W. Ringman Stephen Twedt

STAGE Norman Heglund Roy Kvangnes O. C. Larson J. M. Texdal

William HOlthe

Olaf Skaug

DECORATIONS Roy Kvangnes O. C. Larson Mrs. Roy Kvangnes MI's. Jacob Nestby Mrs. Andrew Alne Mrs. Olaf Strand Mrs. Henry Carlson Mrs. Norman Heglund

ENTERTAINMENT Jacob Nestby Andrew Alne Olaf Strand Edgar O. Pederson Henry Carlson Ed. Erickson

LABOR DAY Andrew Alne J. Rog'Ilan J.M. Texdal C. H. Jesdahl William Holthe Olaf Strand Jacob Nestby Mrs. Olaf Strand Mrs. Henry Carlson

REGISTRATION Emil Enger Edgar O. Pederson Olaf Hytmo Henry Carlson

SATURDAY RECEPTION IVIrs. M. H. Clausen Mrs. N. Heglund lVII's. C. H. J esdahl


THE LYRIC CLUB, Everett Seated, left to right: Mrs. O. Strand, Mr2. N. Heglund, Mrs. IV!. H. Clausen, vice president, Mrs. A. Flatseth, Mrs. C. H. Langland, president, Mrs. A. Alne, Miss Helen Elson, Mrs. H. Carlson, Mrs. J. Nestby. Back row, left to right: Mrs. C. C. Larson, Mrs. C. H. Jesdahl, Miss Myrtle Langsjoen, Mrs. J. Larson, secretary, Mrs. R. Kvangnes, Mrs. K. K. Aalbu, Mrs. R. Laaback, Mrs. O. Skaug, Mrs. A. Satrum, Mrs. P. G. Vikdal, Mrs. B. Sonstrud. Missing from the picture are: Mrs. Henry Halvorsen, treasurer, Mrs. S. T'went, Mrs. A. N er足 land, Mrs. H. W. Ringman, Mrs. W. Holthe and Mrs. G. Guttormsen.


SANGERFEST Everett, Washington, September 4-5-6-7, 1942 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 On arrival, register at Sangerfest Headquarters Elks' Home 8 : 00 P _ M_

PROGRAM 8: 15 P. M.

Grand Concert

10: 00 P. M.

Grand Ball

Civic Auditorium Elks' Home

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Registration at Headquarters, Elks Home 9 :00 A. M_ Norwegian Chorus Breakfast Meves' Cafe

Reception __ .... _......................... Elks' Home

Given by E verett Norwegian Male Chorus and Ladies' Lyric Club

11 :00 A. M Services at Central Lutheran Church and Our Savior's Lutheran Churches - all

singers and friends invited

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Registration at Headquarters, Elks' Home 10 :00 A. M. Rehearsal ...... .............. Civic Auditorium

12 :00 Noon Luncheon for Singers Our Savious Lutheran Church

1: 30 p. M.

Business Meeting Rose Room, Monte Cristo Hotel

5:30 P. M.

Sangerfest Banquet ......... Elks' Home

1 :00 P.M.

10 :00 P. M. Stunt Program and Dance Elks' Home

1 :30 P. M.

Luncheon and entertainment for visiting ladies Legion Memorial Park Field House (Cars leave Headquarters at 12:30 p.m.)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 11 :30 A.M. to 1 :00 P.M Luncheon ......... ..... .......... Normanna Hall Followed by entertainment and dancing

Rehearsal with orchestra (Stage formation) Civic Auditorium

LOCATIONS Elks' Home

Rucker Avenue at California

Civic Auditorium Colby Avenue between 24th and 25th 2810 Rockefeller Normanna Hall Our Savior's Lutheran Church Hoyt Avenue and 24th Street Central Lutheran Church Rockefeller and Everett A venue Meves' Cafe .. ......................... _........ 1705 Hewitt Avenue

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GRAND CONCERT PROGRAM

-4­ Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) Bizet

He Shall Feed His Flock Handel

-J­ Grieg

Ved Rondarne AUGUST WERNER, Director in Chief

Jeg Vii Ut Elling

HENRY RINGMAN, Assistant Director

ELLEN REPP

GERTRUDE WERNER, Accompanist

ELSIE HERMANS, Accompanist

ELLEN REPP, Contralto-ELsIE HERMANS, Accompanist

CIVIC AUDITORIUM

Saturday, September 5, 1942 - 8 :15 pm.

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A rr. by Clark Grieg Suite (a) Patriotic Song (b) Watchman's Song (c) Grandmother Minuet (d) Solveig's Song (e) Sailors' Song Festival Orchestra

RA YMOND HOWELL, Director'

Star Spangled Banner

Ja Vi Elsker (Norwegian National Anthem)

-2­ Gade

Morgensang Alfven

Uti Var Hage Sigurd Lie

Per Spillemand Arr. by Wenter

John Peel CHORUS

-3­ Arr. by Wick

jv!oUer

Brolen

Giebel

Beautiful Savior Vikinge Sonner Vackra Sky Up and Away CHORUS

Jubilate Kentucky Babe Olav Trygvasson Den Store Hvide Flok .lENS

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HANSEN, Soloist CHORUS

Sigurd Lie

Giebel

Reissiger

Grieg

-6­ Voce di donna (from La Gioconda) Ponchielli

British Children's Prayer Wolfe

(Poem by Dr. M. F. McCarthy)

City Called Heaven Johnson

Life Curran

ELLEN REPP

ELSIE HERMANS, ACOO1npanist

-7­ Swedish Wedding March Orche stra

Hostandagt AUGUST WERNER, Soloist

Soderman

Reissig€

Tenting Tonight ...................................... .......... Kittredge

o Columbia the Gem of the Ocean ........ Arr. By Werner

Landkjending ................................................ ........... Grieg

Solo, A UGUST WERNER

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NORWEGIAN MALE CHORUS, Everett The following Everett Chorus members are now in the armed forces: Otto Skaug, army;

Arthur Anderson, army; John Dahl, marines. The last two lire not in the above picture

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Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers' Association

1942 Sangerfest

CHORUSES

OFFICERS BREDE BERG, President Everett ,

\Vashillg-ton

K. F. FRED'ERICK, Recording SecTetary Sea ttle ,

\Vashington

C. H. JESDAHL, Corresponding Secretary E ve rett , V\',ash ington

RUDOLPH BYE, Treasur er Sea ttle,

vVashington

NORMAN HEGLUND, First Vice Presidnet Ev e n?tt,

WelShln gton

Normanna Male Chorus Nordmennenes Sangforening Belling ham Male Chorus Norr ~na Male Chorus Norweg ian Male Chorus Norwegian Male Chorus Normanna Male Chorus Grieg Singing Society Larken Singing Society Norwegian Glee Club Norwegian Singing Society Normanna Glee Club . Norwegian Singing Society

Ketchikan, Alaska Vancouver, British Columbia Bellingham, Washington Stanwood, Washington Everett, Washington Seattle, Washington Tacoma, Washington Grays Harbor, Washington Astoria, Washington Portland, Oregon San Francisco, California Oakland, California Los Angeles, California

EMIL ENGER, Second Vice Pr esident Everett,

vVashington

RECORD OF SANGERFESTS

JACK CLIFTON, Third Vice President P o rtland. Oregon

ERLING ANDRESEN. FouTth Vice President Sa n Fran cisco,

Cali fornia

M. VISTAUNET, F ifth Vice President V a n cou v er,

B r itish

Co lumbia

PETE LILLOS, Sixth Vice P?'esident Seatt l e,

\Vashington

AUGUST WERNER, Director-in-Chief University

of "\Vasbington,

Seattl e

H. W. RINGMAN, Assistant Directo?' E v e re tt,

'Vashington

M. O. SYLLIAASEN, Marshall Seat tl e.

,\Vashington

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Gud singe di g Norge, V rer kvinde og mann Nu boier sit hode Og ber f01" sit lann.

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Og i d¢den gaal' mange Den unge, de graa, For at frihet, og Norskhet ViI evig bestaa.

HARRY

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RINGMAN

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Nu er du dybt saaret Av fienden's brann, Men sterkt Norske Hjrerter Staar fast fo r sit lann .

4

Gud HjeJpe vort Norge

Og set henne frio Lovp riset og reret Du altid skal bU. AMEN.

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