The word Sangerstevne is of Norwegian origin. It means a congress or coming together of singers. Sangerstevne are organised on a district, regional and national level. Sangerstevner are all non-competitive. Singers and choirs come together just to express their love and joy of singing, to meet new people and hear new repertoire.
The concept was brought back to the UK by Philip Norman (who had been Kantor and Organist of Orkdal – a municipality near Trondheim). The first London Sangerstevne was held in 2004 with approximately a hundred singers and seven or eight choirs.
St. Augustine’s will be hosting a free concert with three choirs on Sunday May 20th at 3pm. Here’s a link to learn more about the choral festival and other events