The Nes Sanglag, Norway's oldest organized choir, will appear in Brainerd at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 N.E. Eighth Ave., sponsored by Sagatun 18 Sons of Norway Lodge.
The group was organized as a men's choir in 1851 at Nes, Hedmark, Norway, an island in Norway's largest lake, Lake Mjosa, near Hamar. In 1889, this choir began accepting the ladies and became a blended choir.
Nes Sanglag is at the center of all cultural activities in the Nes community. Nes Sanglag is directed by Professor Nels Rohnebeck and guest pianist Professor Tore Mortensen from Hamar.
For 150 years the choir has been performing throughout Norway and is often heard on Norwegian radio. While on tour in the United States, it will render nine concerts as part of a U.S.A.-Norway cultural exchange "Hand Across The Sea" arranged by Carrol T. Juven of Norwegian cultural tours of Fargo, N.D.
There will be no charge, but a free will offering will be taken.
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