Norwegian soprano featured in Music, Gettysburg! concert


Norwegian soprano, Kine Sandtr , the 2018 Jenny Lind Scholar is featured in a Music, Gettysburg! concert on Sunday, June 10, at 4 p.m.

Kine and her accompanist, Julia Sj stedt , will create a summer matinee of song from Jenny Lind's 1850 tour of the United States. The program of Nordic folk music and opera arias will be performed in the near-perfect acoustics of the Chapel of the United Lutheran Seminary - Gettysburg Campus at 147 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. The concert is free and open to the public.

Kine Sandtr is 26 years old and comes from Stj rdal in Tr ndelag, Norway. In 2017, she started her candidate program at the University College of Opera in Stockholm, Sweden. Kine has previously studied music at Ole Vig Vidreg ende Skole, Birka Folkh gskola, University of Stavanger, Barratt Due Musikkinstitutt, and the Opera Studio at Kulturama in Stockholm. She is the recipient of scholarships from Norwegian Odd H ves Minnesfond and Tom Wilhelmsens Foundation. Kine is very passionate about sharing her interest in classical music opera with other young adults. In 2012-2016, she was one of the youth ambassadors at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet. She has an extensive repertoire containing operas, romances, and sacred works.

Accompanist Julia Sj stedt is 23 years old and comes from H rn sand in Sweden. She started taking piano lessons at the age of 12 and three years later, she moved to Stockholm to start studying at the Lilla Akademiens Musikgymnasium and continued on to the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, where she took her Bachelor's Degree. She has just started her Master's Degree under the guidance of Stefan Bojsten. Julia performs at concerts both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, and she has performed with her school and as a freelancer at the Stockholm Concert House and Berwaldhallen among other places. She has received several scholarships, for example from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. In addition to classical music, Julia is also very interested in other music genres and loves to listen to and discover new music.

Jenny Lind, known as the Swedish Nightingale, was the first real international superstar, like Beyonc or Lady Gaga are today. Presented by P. T. Barnum, Jenny Lind made several tours of America with her pianist and baritone supplement, singing to sell-out crowds. Because of her immense popularity, tickets had to be auctioned off to hear her performance.

For more information, call 717-339-1334 or visit the Music, Gettysburg! website at or email to

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