Tuesday, June 16, 2009

studio session


Dear friends,                  


My stay in Bergen was very nice! Wonderful, lovely, funny and many great moments to remember! Bryn was as always great to work with and what an amazing entertainer and singer! And a thrill to work in my own hometown with the great Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra!

Right now I'm working in studio on my new project. We have a string session tonight. Lovely! I
 feel so uplifted by these beautiful arrangements and playing by all the musicians that
 contribute and make this music live. And of course we have a lot of fun..... Daniel is playing the  Hardanger fiddle with the Trondheim Soloists and Per my pianist and I studying the music.
I can't wait for you all to hear this! 

Take care and have fun!             

;-) 

Sissel

   

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Takk for innblikk kjære Sissel:-)
Så hyggelig å få følge litt med deg. Jeg gleder meg dobbelt.
Både til ny konsertopplevelse og til ny cd.
Mitt metningspunkt, vedr. din vidunderlige stemme og dine flotte musikkvalg, ligger mange lysår unna.
Og vel så det;-)

Tiden er vel forresten snart inne for reprise på konsert Troldhaugen?
Sånn annenhver uke ut året tror jeg blir passe. Ingen grunn til å overdrive;-)


Alt godt kjære Sissel.
Du er best. Sånn er det bare.

Hilsen Gunnar

heroineworshipper said...

U need to bring back Kjetil & write some cadenzas.

Stenar said...

HURRAH! I can hardly wait to hear what you're working on. And I think it's great that you'll have some Hardanger fiddle on there. I love it!

-Rob

liam wilson said...

Hi Sissel,Good to hear from you.So glad you enjoyed concert as much as Idid.Looking forword to new cd so much.Will it be on sale on Amazon?I saw on net that you were in London with Bryn touring Covent Garden,next time if you wanted some time out you might make it to Dublin..Thanks again for meeting after concert in Bergen.Keep well and happy.Best Wishes,
Liam,Dublin.

Ivo said...

Dear Sissel,

it is very cool to see the actual creative artistry of your musicians! i am sure that excellent music comes out from their instruments. :-D

when will we be able to get our hands on this new album? will it be released only in Norway and Europe, or will it also see the light of day in North America? Or is it all a surprise ^_^

summer is almost here sissel! have a great summer (in case we don't here from you again for a while)!!!

cheers! love you!
ivo

Helen said...

Sissel,
Happy for you to have fun at your
last concerts! Yes the events,
So quickly and unforgettably,
pass-bye.
How invigorating it must be for
you to be in studio working on new
material! Exciting for us to have
something beautiful and new to
look forward to. The future will
be smiling with you! My eyes open
like a child, in the world of
wonder, when I hear you sing.
I thank the Lord for all you do!

Anonymous said...

Hi again Sissel, Im so very glad to hear your new album will be out soon.. I will be watching Amazon for its release..Your music is so very special ,it lives in my soul forever ,no one will ever replace you as the most beautiful singer in the world ..Will you be making a trip to the USA this year for another PBS concert,i hope so ..I love the glasses in your picture..big smile...God Bless you
Love you ..Mary

Anonymous said...

Hello again sweet Sissel, I just noticed the date and want to wish you a very happy birthday, I know it is not until the 24th, but didnt want to forget to wish you this miles stone birthday ,life really does get better in your fourties,woman also peak in beauty at this time , but you are already very beautiful..So Happy Birthday and warmest regards .. love you
Mary

walui1958 said...

Happy birthday...Sissel! God blesses you and all her family, all the always! Walter (Brazil)

liam wilson said...

Hi Sissel,Ijust want to wish you a very happy birthday for Wednesday,,and to thank you for all the joy you have given me with your beautiful voice,Have a wonderfull day and Ihope you enjoy it with family and friends
Best Wishes Always
Liam.
Dublin.

Leeny said...

Dearest Sissel,
Thank you for the blog. It's always nice to hear from you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! It's the big 4 0?
I had the 40 two years ago and it isn't so bad...except for the grey hair that is starting to move in.
I am so excited to hear the new music you've been working on. Will you let us know the release day in advance? please. :)
P.S. You look so smart in your glasses, and pretty too.
Have a wonderful Birthday celebration and may the coming year be filled with loved ones and good times. Leeny

Mac Dang Huynh said...

Hi Sissel,
I have just written an article about you on my blog in my language - Vietnamese.
In my country people don't know much about you, so i wrote that article in order to introduce to them your wonderful voice. I myself discovered you by chance when I found songs by Mormon Tablenacle on Youtube.

Happy Birthday to you, 24/06.
;)

Anonymous said...

Grattis på födelsedagen!

Kära Sissel, jag vill gärna gratulera Dig till födelsedagen! Det var säkert mycket jobbigt att förbereda konserterna på Troldhaugen och i Nygårdsparken. Och nu började Du även att spela in en ny CD. Jag hoppas att Du har ändå tid att fira gemensamt med Dina barn och Dina goda vänner!
Konserterna i Bergen var absolut underbara. "Troldhaugen" är ett minne för livet. Vi ska besöka Din konsert i Dalhalla på Lördag, den 11. Juli. Kanske ska Du sjunga några melodier från din nya CD? Det blir så spännande och det är svårt att vänta till Juli!

Hjärtliga hälsningar från Tyskland!

Axel

Ivo said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISSEL!!!!!!!!!

mickey said...

Dear Sissel,
Gratulerer med dagen! Thank you for your beautiful music. We really enjoyed seeing & hearing you in concert and meeting you in Hartford, Connecticut in 2008. You have inspired us to visit scandinavia this summer. We shall attend your concerts at Dalhalla in Sweden and then travel to Norway where we will do some hiking and bird-watching, visit museums and historical sights and enjoy the beautiful norwegian nature. Have a very happy birthday. Thank you again for enriching our lives with your music.

Hilsen fra

Mickey & Bob

Anonymous said...

Kjære Sissel.
GRATULERER MED DAGEN!!!
Jeg håper du får verdens fineste bursdag!!!
Verden hadde ikke på langt nær vært den samme uten deg. Så takk og lov for at du ble til, sier jeg bare.

Bursdagskleeem!!!
Hilsen Gunnar

Anonymous said...

Hello Sissel !

I have just discovered that you were the voice of Titanic... What an amazing voice you have !
I knew that was your birthday... Happy Birthday Sissel !
I'm very sorry for my english, I'm French ! I do my best ;)

Have a nice day ! Geoffrey

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISSEL!

Wishing for you the best day relaxing and having fun. Thinking of you as I listen to your CD, Sissel, on my pickup radio. Love you and your marvelous voice. Ken

walui1958 said...

As I would like to hear them.Tks for putting these pictures for us. In time....Happy have a birthday! God blesses her all always..! Walter (Brazil)

Lars Walker said...

Happy birthday, Sissel.

Stenar said...

I hope you had a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

-Rob

Anonymous said...

Dear List Administrator:

Please give me the reason I am being ostracized from the CURRENT Sissel Website?

Thank You!
Ken Jones

Anonymous said...

Dearest Sissel,I hope your concert at Dalhalla was splended,I know that venue has very good acoustics
and you always enjoy singing there ..I hope that your new project will be realeased soon ..I love all of your music so much ,but will be so happy to get new music from that incredible voice ..God Bless you Always , Love you , Mary

Anonymous said...

Konsertene i Dalhalla ble så fine Sissel. Det var så hyggelig å være der. Alt av parkeringsvakter, de i resepsjon, guider og andre som arbeidet der var så hyggelige. Det ble en kjempefin opplevelse. Og så fikk jeg i tillegg til alle de andre vakre fremførelsene høre "We both know" for første gang live. Jeg liker den spesielt godt og du synger den så inderlig følsomt og fint.
Tusen Takk til deg og de andre kjære Sissel.
Hilsen Gunnar

Ivo said...

hey sissel!

just wanted to let you know, they commemorated you on the radio the other day!

it was on the radio channel Classical 102.1 KDFC, here in the San Francisco Bay Area, during a section called "The Surprise at 5", as in 5PM. they commemorate a special, unique talent every day there, and on Monday July 13 it was you! right before they went to the commercials, they announced the next segment like this:

"And after the break, for our Surprise at 5, a singer who rose to fame in 1994 at the Lillehammer Olympics." As SOON as they said that, I of course knew who it was! I was behind the wheel when I heard this, and I think the surrounding motorists witnessed my excitement! :-D Then they also mentioned how you sung with Domingo, Carreras, Aznavour, Terfel etc.

they played a piece from your album "Into Paradise," called "In Paradisum" by Fauré with [I think] the Trondheim Boys Choir. you received an overwhelmingly positive responce! this came after June 3 when they featured you again on the Surprise at 5 singing Sancta Maria from the intermezzo to Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana" off of the same album. it was awesome!

the funny part was at the end, when the very honest radio host said: "Her first name is Sissel, and it is also the name she performs by, lucky for me, because I cannot pronounce her last name! It has a lot of K's and j's and y's in it." :-D I chuckled!

hope that brightened your day, it sure brightened mine!

skål!
ivo

Allison said...

Sissel, best wishes with your new albumn. I'm hoping it will be released in the USA as well. Utah always welcomes you and hopes you'll return soon. Great outdoor venues... we sit on the mountain, you get to look out at the beautiful mountain... it's like no other outdoor venue! Deer Valley...Snowbird... both are great! Your Utah Friend!!

Anonymous said...

Baroniet i Rosendal er et vakkert sted. Hadde jeg bare blitt der to dager lengre hadde jeg fått oppleve det på sitt aller vakreste:-)
Gratulerer kjære Sissel.
Så kjempehyggelig og så velfortjent.

Hilsen Gunnar

Helen said...

Sissel,

I hope you have found time to enjoy
the summer season. And what a
beautiful way to have started it
off by getting to celebrate your special day! I can only imagine how wonderful a day it was for you! Best wishes always!

Your next concert is in a few days. I’m hoping you will have just as much fun doing this one as you did in concerts earlier this summer! Just wish I could attend every concert. You never stop amazing me!

Some have mentioned Amazon. I too
wish all of your music and all of your music videos where available for purchasing through downloading
from Amazon.

If only we all could join the Dream… This could be Heaven on earth!

Take good care always,
Helen

Leeny said...

Dearest Sissel,
How are your 'projects' going?
I hope you are well and having a great time.
Fall is in the air again already,(unbelieveable). It amazes me how fast time flies by. I guess it's all about priorities and how we spend our time. :) Take care, Leeny

Stenar said...

Sissel, jeg nettopp leste flere intervjuer du og Odd gjorde sammen og tenkte litt over den nye plate... og da husket jeg at det har vært 20 år i september siden jeg først fikk høre din musikk... Det var september 1989. Tror ikke det har vært 20 år! Takk for musikken.

Hilsen fra Salt Lake City,
Rob
;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sissel,
Just read about your new christmas cd,looking forward to that and also your concert in Stockholm on 12 Dec.
Hope to see you then.Take care.
Best wishes
Liam
Dublin

Anonymous said...

Dear Sissel,
I'm sure that you are very busy with rehearsals for your up coming concerts and your new album, but I just wanted you to know that those of us all over the world who love you and your music so much are patiently waiting for you to have a moment or two to write to us. Hope all is well for you and your family.
MKD in SLC

Robert said...

Dear Sissel,

You make me proud to be Norwegian (my father's family from Bergen, mother from the Philippines) .... you said you'd try something new each year.... why don't you come to Asia? Bring your family! They'll love it and I'll show you guys around.

Hong Kong 2010. Please put it on your calendar!

http://www.youtube.com/user/R1skArb

Anonymous said...

My dear Sissel,
Even though you have not toured here in the USA this past year I am thinking of you very often and sending you my best wishes.
If I had any means at my disposal I would travel to Scandinavia to see you, but this is not possible for me.
I hope you are doing well and that you continue to be fulfilled in whatever you do.
Such is the impression you have made on me I am always looking for some word from you.
You are very dear to me.
Yours,
Jeff
Rochester,Minnesota USA

Anonymous said...

my dear Sissel , As i told you i visited Europe in november,was the best time of my life ,i saw 7 countries and fell in love with Switzerland, am conserding moving there.. next time i am going to travel to scandanavia and see your beautiful homeland,and your Northern lites.. I want to wish you the merriest Christmas ever
and a properous New Year ..Hope you will soon have another Tour in the USA,with your new Album.. God Bless you sweet Sissel...love you Mary

Anonymous said...

Hi Sissel,Thank you for a wonderful concert in Stockholm on 12th Dec.with Odd,and it was so nice to meet you again,after concert,you were so kind with your time.A Very Merry Christmas from myself and Peggy. God Jul,
Liam.
Dublin.

Allison said...

Dear Sissel,
My friend Axel shared with me the web site that allowed me to watch your Christmas Concert with Odd. What a wonderful concert. I love O Holy Night, and I don't think I've ever heard it sung so beautifully. It brought tears to my eyes. You and Odd have great musical chemistry and your harmony is inspiring. Thank you for sharing your uplifting talents. It was a Christmas present I'll treasure! I saw you with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and on your Northern Lights tour. Anxious to have you return to Utah for another concert. Happy holidays and wishing you a wonderful 2010. Allison

Allison said...

Sissel, I just listened to your concert with Odd via the internet. I'm grateful my friend Axel shared the web site with me. I don't think I've ever heard O Holy Night sung so beautiful. I love that song and you brought tears to my eyes with your expressions through song. It was incredible. Please know your fans love you in Salt Lake City, UT and welcome you whenever a concert might be possible. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talents. Hearing this was a Christmas present I'll treasure. Warmest wishes for 2010. Allison