The Norsemen
Eugene, OR


The “Norsemen” is the resident male chorus of Sonja Lodge, Sons of Norway in Eugene, Oregon, and a member of the Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers Association. The Norsemen sing at numerous Lodge functions during the year, such as: Syttende Mai; Leif Erickson Dinner; community appearances at senior residence facilities during the Christmas holidays; the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City; the annual PCNSA Sangerfest concert; and following the Lapskaus and Torsk dinners, served by the Norsemen themselves.

The Norsemen rehearse every Monday evening at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 710 McKinley Street in Eugene, from 7:30 till 9:00, starting the week after Labor Day till Sangerfest in late June, under the direction of Ed Amundson and assisted by Kae Ellinson on alternate weeks. Ed and Kae are both excellent leaders and have excellent command of the Norwegian language, which combine to give the chorus the basics to produce performances that are a joy to listen to. New singers are always welcome, there are no auditions, one does not need to speak the Norwegian language and visitors are always welcome sit in on a rehearsal.

The annual calendar of events somewhat follows the schedule below.

  September Rehearsals start.
New members dinner.
  October Leif Erickson Dinner for the Sons of Norway lodge.
  November Torsk Dinner — we serve dinner and sing.
  December Monday evening performances at retirement centers.
Christmas Party.
  February Chorus Birthday Party — dessert and recruitment.
  April Lapskaus Dinner.
Annual Chorus Photograph.

  May Concert for the Lodge at the Syttende Mai (17th of May) Celebration.
  June Sangerfest — Eugene in 2019.
  August Scandinavian Festival in Junction City with the Thorsmen from Salem. Norsemen Picnic.


Contact Information and Officers

Location:  Sons of Norway Lodge
710 McKinley Street
Eugene, Oregon 97402
Phone 541-344-1064


DirectorEd Amundson
AssistantKae Ellingson
PresidentMark Williams
Vice President  Ron Lechnyr
TreasurerMike Bagaason Ph. 541-687-2562 (evenings)
SecretaryBrian Rase Ph. 541-686-2733