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“Midnight concert” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Arctic Cathedral

Arctic Cathedral
Hans Nilsens vei 41, Tromso 9020, Norway
47 4768 0668
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Ranked #8 of 24 Attractions in Tromso
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife
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Wexford, Ireland
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“Midnight concert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We spent an hour here during a stopover on a Hurtigruten trip.
Tromsø cathedral is light-filled, built in 1965 with Northern Europe's largest stained glass window. We enjoyed a midnight concert with a trio of flute, piano, baritone; 50 minutes of Norwegian music including a Sami yoik (personal song). My wife thought the baritone was more successful with the folk pieces than with the Grieg & classical pieces.

Visited March 2014
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Watched an amazing midnight concert 3 girls each had a different instrument it's was beautiful in fact it was moving! So glad we went I would highly recommend it

Visited April 2013
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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“Unbelievable acoustic and feel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stopped over on a Hurtigruten voyage from Kirkenes to Bergen. We selected the excursion to a midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral - what an experience! What I thought would be an organ concert was a organ / piano / flute / male and female voices. We were welcomed by Mr Robert Frantzen who played the organ and piano. The concert consisted of both instrumentals, Sami folk music and excellent singers. After the concert Mr Frantzen arranged for the lights on the stained glass window to be switched on for an excellent photo opportunity. Thank you Mr Frantzen and fellow performers.

Visited March 2014
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saffron walden
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“Fabulous both day and night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We went to a midnight concert on our first night in Tromso. It's an easy walk over the bridge, giving lovely views of the harbour. The concert was magnificent with amazing acoustics. The cathedral is quite beautiful. We visited again during the day on our way to the cable car - in the daytime the sun glimmers off the white structure and the stained glass window is wonderful

Visited March 2014
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“Beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We came to the midnight concert and found the musicians and singer first class. It was also interesting to hear Sami folk music as well as stuff we knew and the acoustics were brilliant. Well worth staying up for.

Visited February 2014
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