Our immigrant forefathers brought their love of song on the long voyage from Norway to the shores of America.
Their spirit is still with us
A mainstay in Norway’s cultural life for many years, the male chorus very early gained respect and status throughout Norway. It is not surprising that the men’s chorus also became a significant cultural institution in many Norwegian communities in America.
Through songs such as Hil dig Norge, Naar fjordene blaaner and Astri mi Astri, we celebrate our Norwegian heritage. We also enjoy songs in English such as My Heart’s in the Highlands, The Ash Grove, and I’ll Fly Away.
Every year, choruses from the length of the West Coast join together for a grand Sangerfest.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sangerfest 2020 and Sangerfest 2021 were canceled.
We hope you will join us for Sangerfest 2022 in Seattle.
In future years, Sangerfests are scheduled to be held in Salem in 2023 and Tacoma in 2024.
Whether you are an enthusiastic singer or an appreciative listener, we invite you to join us! You don’t have to be Norwegian, just enjoy Norwegian music.