We chose to go to the cathedral for one of the midnight concerts held in summer because this is one of the most emblematic buildings in the city.
The concerts start at 2330 each night and last 30 minutes. To our surprise, there were fewer than 30 people in the cathedral for the performance. Despite the fact that the cathedral is much smaller than you expect, there was still a lot of empty space.
The building is modern, but not too modern. Tasteful and with enough traditional elements to make you feel comfortable.
The concert started with the soprano in the gallery behind the public singing alongside the organ and continued with the the two moving to the front of the cathedral and continuing on the piano with a cello accompaniment. The programme was in Norwegian, but included a Celtic song, Sami music and Norwegian folk tunes, as well as Edvard Grieg: definitely an attractive and varied programme.
At the end of the concert the three performers greeted the public one-by-one as the left the cathedral. This was a lovely touch and was typical of the hospitality that we found all over Tromso and Svalbard.
The concert was a lovely way to end the day and afterwards, from the cathedral entrance, there are some lovely views across the fjord of the lights of Tromso in the midnight twilight.
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