NORWEGIAN SINGERS' ASSN.
38th ANNUAL SANGERFEST
GUNNAR A. ABBORS TENOR Now on concert tour in FINLA ND
AND STAFF OF HASTINGS
W elcome s
The Pac ific Coast Singe rs
VANCOUVER , B.C.,
Sangerfanan Ater HOjes
Up Mo t Him lens Blaa Salar
,mount tlltaÂŁ)ant Wnbtrtaking JLimitcb
Kingsway and Eleventh Avenue
Tel ephone FAirmont 0058
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SENATOR THE HON . G. G. McGEER. ESQ .• K.C.
Vancouver is delighted to welcome the 38th Annual Sanger fest of t,he Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers' Association, which will be held July 3rd to 6th. Our citizens are pleased to have these singers here from every section of the Pacific Coast-from California to British Columbia not only because they desire to encourage the cultural arts, but because they have pleasant memories of a similar Sangerfest held under the same auspices here some years previous to the last war. And, more important than these things, Vancouver is proud to boast among its citizenry many persons of Norwegian origin who have played important roles in the commercial, industrial and cul tural development of the City. Now that the war, so far as the actual fighting is concerned, is finished, we like to remember the valorous part played on the side of the United Nations by the peop'le of Norway, from whence have sprung most of those who will take part in the forthcoming Sangerfest. The aldermen of our City join with me in extending to this 38th Annual Sangerfest a hearty and happy welcome, and we all hope that it will be another really successful occasion, and we trust that all coming to participate in this event will enjoy their stay in our City By-T he-Mountains-On-The-Sea . (Signed) G. G. McGEER, Mayor of Vancouver.
One of the most valuable cultural assets intrusted to any nation is its musical life. Music and song is considered indispensable in the mental development of a nation . A singing people is a happy people, and furthermore, song and music is perhaps equally important as a disperser of gloom and sorrow, which was proven during the occupation of Norway. The Land of the Midnight Sun nation . They sang in harmony from to this day Norwegian Choruses are world for their ability to sing without
has always been a singing the time of the Vikings, and known in large parts of the music accompaniment.
With this tradi,tion it is no wonder that the Norsemen are still in the forefront, both as music lovers, composers and performers. Singing, and Male Chorus singing in particular, have a broad place in their daily musical life. Virtually every little community has its singing societies and great Sangerfests with massed Choruses numbered up to 6000 men are realities . Immortal composers like Grieg, Reissiger, Borg, Sinding, Kjerulf, Nordraak and many others have given us male chorus comÂ positions that rightfully belong among the finest the world has produced in this form of music. Such tradition and musical environment have developed in the Norwegian people a high sense of musical appreciation. This musical heritage they have brought with them to America. In this land of their choice, they have contributed ab,ly to America's great musical progress. Wherever Norwegians have settled in America, Norwegian Male Choruses are to be found, and on the Pacific Coast some have been in existence since pioneer days. To further organize these groups, representatives were sent to Seattle in 1902 chiefly through the effort of Mr. F. A. Tomte of Portland, Oregon, and at that meeting "The Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers' AssociaÂ tion" was founded. The first Sangerfest was held in Everett, Washi rlgton, in 1903, and since then annual Sangerfests have been held in the cities and towns on the coast. This is the Thirty-eighth Sangerfest of the Association and the third held in the City of Vancouver .
PACIFIC COAST NORWEGIAN SINGERS' ASSOCIATION' 38TH ANNUAL SANGERFEST July 3rd ,4th, 5th, 6th, 1947 Vancouver,
HENRY RINGMAN Director-in-Chief Everett, Washington HERCULES WORSOE Assistant Director Vancouver,
THURSDAY, JULY 3rd 12
Noon and thereafter, Registration of Singers, their Ladies and Visitors at Headquarters, 828 East Hastings (Hast ings Auditorium). 8: 15 p.m.-Reception, Programme, Refresh ments and Dancing.
TORLEIF HOLAND President Vancouver, B.C. ARILD DALSVAAG Corresponding Secretary Vancouver,
FRIDAY, JULY 4th
Recording Secretary Seattle, Wash . OLAV BOEN
9:30 a.m.-Rehearsal at Headquarters.
12 Noon-Luncheon served at Headquarters
by the Ladies Auxiliary, to Singers,
their Ladies and Visitors.
Sightseeing trip for the Ladies leaving
Headquarters after luncheon. 2:00 p.m.-Rehearsal at Exhibition Gar
dens, Hastings Park.
8 : 15 p.m.--GRAND CONCERT, Exhibition
Gardens, Hastings Park.
10:00 p .m.--Grand Ball at Headquarters.
Seattle, Washington TORVALD TJORHOM
First Vice-President Vancouver, B.C. DAVID WESTBY Second Vice-President Portland, Oregon HANS DEVICK
Los Angeles, California HANS THORSEN Fourth Vice-President Port land, Oregon
EMIL ENGER Fifth Vice-President Everett, Washington MICHAEL BIRKELAND Sixth Vice-President Vancouver, B.C. MELVIN SYLLlAASEN Grand Marshal Seattle, Washington
SATURDAY, JULY 5th
10:00 a.m.-Business Meeting at Head-
6:00 p.m.-Banquet, Stunts and Entertain ment at Banquet Room (1 st Floor) Hotel Vancouver.
SUNDAY, JULY 6th 9:30 a.m.- Norway Chorus Breekfasl !t Palm Room, Piccadilly Cafe, 834 Gran ville St.
Members Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers' Association Norwegian Male Chorus, Los Angeles, California.
Norsemens' Glee Club, Los Angeles, California.
Normanna Glee Club, Oakland, California .
Norwegian Singing Society, San Francisco, California.
Norwegian Glee Club, Portland, Oregon.
Larken Singing Society, Astoria, Oregon.
Grieg Male Chorus, Grays Harbor, Washington.
Normanna Male Chorus, Tacoma, Washington.
Norwegian Male Chorus, Seattle, Washington.
Norwegian Male Chorus, Everett, Washington.
Bellingham Male Chorus, Bellingham, Washington.
Norwegian Male Chorus, Vancouver, British Columbia .
Record of Sangerfests l. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
1903 1904 1905 1906 Astoria ------ 1907 1909 Seattle - . - - 1910 .. Eureka 1912 Everett 1913 Spokane San Francisco _ _ 1915 Bellingham _ _ _ 1916 1917 Seattle 1918 Portland Everett --Seattle Portland Tacoma - - -
14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21 . 22 . 23. 24. 25.
1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 Vanc o uve~---- 1927 1928 San Francisco 1929 Astoria Grays Harbor _ _ 1931
Tacoma Grays Harbo;-:::::~= Astoria - ---_. Everett Edison Beii; ;;gh a ~ Seattle Portland--=-Tacoma
26 . 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33 . 34 . 35. 36. 37.
Bellingham Seattle Portland San Francisco~'== Tacoma Grays Ha;bor _._ Everett Seattle Tacoma ----- Portland
1935 1936 1937 1939 1940 1941 1942 1944 1945 1946
Vancouver - - - - 1934
T. Holand, Chairman A. Dalsvaag, Secretary H. Hagen, Treasurer T. Tjorhom M. Birkeland H. Worsoe J. Strom P . Johansen E. Floe A. Christenson S. Edvartsen
FINANCE T . Tjorhom, Chairman H . Skogly O. Sveen G. F. Gislason A. Dalsvaag T . Holand H. Hagen
TRANSPORTATION B. Buttedahl, Chairman A. Frick H. Orre
HALLS, AUDITORIUM AND STAGE J . Strom, Chairman T . Tjorhom O. Myrhaug E. A . Olsen E. Floe T. Froseth M. Grasseth H. Skogly T. Green H. Hagen A . Christenson T. Wenn R. Norrberg
P. Johansen T. Holand
M. Birkeland T. Tjorhom B. Buttedahl R. Torp O. Nyfeldt
REGISTRATION AND RECEPTION A.
R. M. P. G.
Dalsvaag, Chairman lund Grasseth Johansen lund
REFRESHMENTS O. E. A. B.
Sveen, Chairman Cleven Magnuso n Tenfjord E. Arnason O. Moan R. Hansen
HOTELS AND AUTO COURTS S. G. T. T.
Edvartsen, Chairman F. Gislason Rekdal Holand
G. T. P. H. A. T. T.
F. Gislason, Chairman Rekdal Johansen Worsoe Dalsvaag Holand Ingemorsen
PROGRAMME AND PUBLICITY
BANQUET T. T. E. G. O.
Holand, Chairman Froseth Plambeck Dahl Pederson
NORWAY CHORUS BREAKFAST T. Holand T. Tjorhom
SONS OF NORWAY
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Meets First and Third Thursday of the Month at Hastings Auditorium
HENRY RINGMAN, Director-in-Chief
HERCULES WORSOE, Assistant Director
NORMA RINGMAN, Soprano
TORLEIF HOLAND President
TORVALD TJORHOM, First Vice-President
ARILD DALSVAAG Corresponding Secretary
JOHN CHRISTENSEN Baritone
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HE NRY RINGMAN Di reclor- in-Chief
NORMA RINGMAN Sopra no Soloist
JOHN CHRISTENSEN Baril one Soloist
A ssistant Director
JENS HANSEN 1enor Soloist
Friday, July 4th, 8: 15
Arr. by Malmin Smith Nordraak Grieg
Canada Star Spangled Banner Ja Vi Elsker Sangerh i Isen Grand Ch c rus Orpheus With . H is Lute Three Folk Songs of the British Is les o Can Ye Sew Cushions Oliver Cromwell The Ash Grove Aria, "Voi 10 sapete" from Cavelleria Rusticana
R. Vaughan Williams Arr. Benjamin-Britten
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Norma Ringman-Soloist Winter Song Summer Evening
Bullard Finnish Folk Song Jens Hansen-Soloist
Uti Vaar Hage Vestanveir
Alfven Paulus John Christensen-Soloist Grand Chorus
Prelude A Minor Romance The Scissors-Grinder
Debussy Sibelius David Guion
Norma Abernethy--Piano Soloist
Candish Rarnby Gade Grieg
Song of the Jolly Rodger Sweet and Low Morgon Sang Norronna 1<vadet
Jens Hansen-Soloist Grand Chorus
Til Norge God Morgen Ved Rundarne En Drom
Grieg Grieg Grieg Grieg Norma Ringman-Soloist
Giebel Jens Hansen- Soloist
Min Deiligste Tanke Baadn Laat .
Grieg Grieg Peter Li los- Soloist
Grieg John Christensen-Soloist Grand Chorus
GOD SAVE THE KING Audience and Grand Chorus
NORMA ABERNETHY, Pianist
JENS HANSEN, Tenor
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beautiful Scandinavian songs and music .
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