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Solveig in Music City

Dove Award-winning and internationally-acclaimed recording artist Solveig Leithaug (Sole-vey Lighthoug), will perform a unique offering of music at 7 p.m. September 7 at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Nashville.

solveigThe Norwegian singer/songwriter will be accompanied at the event, titled “Summer Nights, Northern Lights,” by Norway’s gospel choir Voice of Joy, the St. Bartholomew’s Chamber Singers and violinist Bethany Bordeaux.

Leithaug, who now lives in Franklin, Tenn., will sing music from her current CD, Finding Home, which was produced by Steve Hindalong. Leithaug will also present a few classics from her Norwegian repertoire.

St. Bartholomew’s Church is located at 4800 Belmont Park Terrace in Nashville.

Throughout her 30-year career, Leithaug has recorded 18 albums, including three gold-selling projects, and has been compared to the likes of Amy Grant and James Taylor. She is a recipient of the Gospel Music Association’s International Artist of the Year Award and has served as a guest artist at official Norway Parliament functions, national and international conferences and television broadcasts, cathedrals, prisons and inner-city outreach events. As a Gaither Homecoming Artist, she is featured on the Billboard chart-topping Gaither Homecoming Series and her live performance at the Grand Ole Opry of “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” was featured on the Gaither Homecoming DVD, How Great Thou Art. Leithaug’s original song, “Everything Has Its Season,” is featured on The Women of Homecoming, Volume 1.

CCM Magazine compares Leithaug to Eva Cassidy, Shawn Colvin and Fernando Ortega and says “Finding Home is a perfect sample of one of gospel music’s sweetest acoustic treasures.”

For the September 7 event, Leithaug has assembled a band of some of the music industry’s top musicians, including Matt Slocum (Sixpence None the Richer), Steve Hindalong (Sara Groves, Leeland) and violinist Bethany Bordeaux (Laura Story, Andrew Peterson).

Voice of Joy, known for the choir’s trademark inspirational gospel music sound, features 24 young singers from the island of Karmøy in western Norway. The choir has toured throughout Scandinavia and America, and is a leader in Norway’s gospel choir tradition. The group has recorded several CDs and been featured on a number of TV and radio networks.

 St. Bartholomew’s Chamber Singers, under the direction of David Madeira, will perform selections by Scandinavian composers. The singing group is known throughout Middle Tennessee for its performances on WPLN. Both choirs will also perform with Leithaug.

A suggested donation for tickets for the concert is $5 per person or $15 per family. Donations from the event will support Compassion International. For tickets or more information, visit stbs.net.

For more information about Leithaug, visit solveigmusic.com