Jennifer Kingsley
June 15, 2015

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Look at these happy gents and welcome to the Store Norske Mandskor’s annual concert. This is the local men’s choir, named after the mining company, and Eric and I have rarely seen such a combination of skill and heart, and it left me bursting with joy

From stirring harmonies about mining life in Svalbard, to a rollicking rendition of “Sixteen tons” these guys had us in the palm of their hands

Their suits alone, and the special belts ordered from Germany, gave them a lot of class, but there’s more. We soon found out that this musical crew is a microcosm of town life

The leader of every political party on the island is in this choir. Check out the next post.

The men's choir sings