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2018 Scholarhsip opportunities!

 

An ICGS Scholarship of $500 is available to a student of Icelandic descent who is in high school and about to enter post secondary education. We encourage those with high academic standards, demonstrated leadership skills, community involvement, and an interest in their Icelandic heritage to apply. The applicant and his/her family must be a member in good standing of the ICGS.                                                                                                              

Send your application package to The ICGS.

Applications are due May 1st, 2018. Please email Kathi Olason at kathiolason@aol.com or JanSigurdson at jcsigurdson@msn.com with any questions or concerns                                                                                          

 

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Fóstbræður, Choir from Iceland  to Appear in Seattle

 

         Fóstbræður, considered the finest male choir in Iceland, will perform in Seattle on Monday May 7th at 7:00 p.m. The concert, “The Shining Night” will be held at Plymouth Church UCC, 1217 Sixth Avenue in downtown Seattle. Parking available on University between 5th and 6th Avenues. The program will consist of traditional and contemporary songs from Iceland, Scandinavia and North America. The admission fee will be $35.00 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase in advance through Brown Paper Tickets  (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/)

 

The choir has been performing for over 100 years, having been active without interruption since autumn of 1916.  They are one of the oldest music institutions in Iceland. Male choirs have a strong tradition throughout Scandinavia.   The choir is coming to Seattle for the grand opening of the new Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard. They will perform at the museum at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday the 5th of May.

 

The conductor is composer, pianist, and Music School Schoolmaster, Árni Harðarson, the seventh conductor..  He is the choir’s Artistic Director and has among other things provided the choir with new compositions and arrangements during his conductorship.   The pianist is Steinunn Birna Ragnardsóttir, one of Iceland’s leading pianists and CEO of the Icelandic Opera.

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    The Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle is proud to have the Male Choir Fóstbræður represent Iceland at the opening of the new Nordic Heritage Museum on May 5th and to present The Shining Night to the general public on May 7th.  

 

Contact Jon Palmason with any questions:

jonpalmason@comcast.net

206-954-8718

 

 

 

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