Concert and reception
Petra Bjørkhaug will be playing from two different organs in Nidaros Cathedral this evening.
Petra is a trained music educator and cantor from the Trondheim Music Conservatory during the period 1983-1993. She is employed as cantor at Nidaros Cathedral, and has taught organ improvisation, liturgical music and methodology at NTNU, the Music Conservatory in Trondheim. She has worked as organist in several churches in Trondheim and the Bodø region. She has played the organ / piano in many concerts and has since 1983 been the conductor of several choirs. Further, Bjørkhaug has composed music for choirs and organ, and has in the past year made further studies in organ improvisation at Duncan Middleton in London among others.
She will be playing from two different organs in Nidaros Cathedral this evening: The Baroque Organ originally built 1739-1741 and the Cathedral Organ built in 1930.
Eldbjørg Raknes, voice and live sampling
Eldbjørg is a singer and composer having concerts around the world at jazz clubs, concert halls, bridge, park, woods, fire station, catedral, inside a bar…
She has her own record company, MYrecordings, releasing her own music. The fully discography counts about 24 CDs by now. She is also teaching at the jazz department, NTNU, Trondheim, and has been doing that since she was a student there herself 1990-94. And she is the owner of Sjøbygda Artist Residence in the woods outside Trondheim.
In 2011 she recieved both the Prize in memory of Radka Toneff and Norways´ highest reward at the jazz area, BUDDYPRISEN (Norway Jazz Federation), for her innovative voice work and outstanding musicianship.
Reception, the Archbishop’s Palace
Immediately after the concert the participants are invited to a small snack and refreshments at the Archbishop’s Palace, Øystein Hall.
The reception here will last about 45 minutes.