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Popular Norwegian performing artist Sissel plans BYU performance April 30

The Brigham Young University School of Music and the Norwegian Scholarship Program will present "An Evening with Sissel" featuring one of Scandinavia's most popular performing artists Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Tickets at $12 are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at performances.byu.edu.

She will be accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra and a chorus comprised of local musicians during the BYU performance.

On Sunday, May 1, Sissel will perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at its 9:30 a.m. broadcast of "Music and the Spoken Word" from the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

In addition, KBYU-Television (Channel 11) will broadcast a recently produced PBS special, "Sissel in Concert: All Good Things," on Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. and again on Monday, April 25, at 8 p.m.

Her appearances in Utah are part of the U.S. tribute to Norway's Centennial Celebration of becoming an independent country in 1905.

Sissel Kyrkjebø, whose ethereal voice is featured prominently on the "Titanic" movie soundtrack, is widely known in Europe, with her albums going gold and platinum in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. She was a featured artist during the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, and performed with Placido Domingo and Charles Asnavour in the 1994 production of "Christmas in Vienna." She is also featured on the most recent album, "Tears of Stone," released by the popular Irish group, the Chieftains.

She released her first album in the United States, "Sissel," in October 2002.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348, or Erlend Peterson, (801) 422-1802.

Writer: Cecelia Fielding

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