A concert with a difference

by Helen Hooker November. 29, 2018 275 views
David and Thor setting up the harpsichord

David and Thor setting up the harpsichord

Today was concert day, albeit in a rather unusual venue. We regularly perform in churches and concert halls, but today’s concert was to be in a bar. Nøsteboden was built in 1645 as a storage building for the port of Bergen. Over time the building fell into disrepair but it’s been lovingly restored by the current owners and converted for use as a bar.

While David tuned the harpsichord I spent some time exploring the bar with my camera, taking in the amazing collection of furniture and other items. I could have spent hours taking yet more photos but it was time to get to work.

During our rehearsal I was able to set my camera up on a nearby shelf to take some photos of us in action. Inevitably, many of them didn’t work, but I managed to find one usable shot to record our visit to this unique place.

29 November 2018

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David Allen 1 year, 2 months ago

Fascinating venue - it does look as though it was rather cold!

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Helen Hooker Replied to David Allen 1 year, 2 months ago

Funnily enough it was really warm! They've installed modern heating so it was one of the cosiest concerts we've ever done!

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 2 months ago

Great place,captured very nicely

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Helen Hooker Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 2 months ago

Thank you!

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Abigail Gossage 1 year, 2 months ago

Did you travel with the harpsichord?

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Helen Hooker Replied to Abigail Gossage 1 year, 2 months ago

No, thankfully! The University loaned this one to us. It was bad enough travelling with a cello as it had to have its own ticket and seat. I spent an eternity on the phone to Norwegian airlines registering our passport details and trying to explain that the cello didn't have its own passport!!

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Helen Hooker 1 year, 2 months ago

It is becoming more and more difficult to travel as a musician, more power to you for even trying!

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