《In Symphony》— Molde Canticle
音乐人：Sissel Kyrkjebø (茜希尔)
专辑风格：成人时代 Adult Contemporary
风格：Adult Contemporary, Classical Crossover
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挪威女歌手Sissel(茜希尔)，北欧家喻户晓的歌后.她的歌声冷艳高贵，透明纯净，音域相当广阔，音色控制能力极佳。除了有着恩雅般的空灵凄美，和北欧歌手特有的阳刚气质，更带有流行歌手难得的音色穿透力，一听就知道富有很好的声乐功底。Sissel曾经在1994年挪威冬奥会开幕式上献唱主题曲“FIRE IN YOUR HEART”；亦曾经作为“神秘女声”，被《泰坦尼克》一片作曲家詹姆斯-霍纳的相中，以其外冷内热，充满民谣气息的天籁声线，为电影作贯穿主题的和声配唱，强力渲染出电影悠远悲情的意境。
外 文 名 Sissel Kyrkjebo 国 籍 挪威 职 业 歌手 性 别 女
Sissel Kyrkjebo ，挪威歌手。 一头清爽的短发形象，总是挂着如阳光般灿烂的笑容，一个充满活力的女生。在本土她是家喻户晓的国民歌手，踏入歌坛超过十年。曾于挪威的诺贝尔颁奖典礼上表演。与Josh Groban 合唱The Prayer，以及在英国王储查尔斯王子面前演唱，还有跟其它知名巨星共同表演，例如Celine Dion、Sting、法国巨星Charles Aznavour等，此外，她还与著名男高音Jose Carreras（卡列拉斯）共同在丹麦女王座前合唱。
Sissel Kyrkjebo ，挪威著名的女歌手，一头清爽的短发形象，总是挂著如阳光般灿烂的笑容，一个充满活力的人。在本土她是家传户晓的国民歌手，以其空灵清澈的音色踏入歌坛超过10年。4岁时就参加儿童合唱团，并开始在挪威电视台多次露面。从16岁出第一张唱片开始至今，已经是北欧斯堪地那维亚地区家喻户晓的天後，在家乡挪威450万人口中，她的5张唱片销售累计超过200万张。曾於挪威的诺贝尔颁奖典礼上表演。与Josh Groban 合唱The Prayer，以及在英国王储查尔斯王子面前演唱，还有跟其它知名巨星共同表演，例如Celine Dion、Sting、法国巨星Charles Aznavour等，此外，她还与著名男高音Jose Carreras（卡列拉斯）同共在丹麦女王座前合唱。与全球驰名男高音Placido Domingo（多明哥）也有合作的经验,还参与过维也纳传统的圣诞节演唱会，当时收看转播的欧洲观众估计达数百万人，令她广为人知。
Gift of Love（1993）
Innerst I Sjelen（1994）
Christmas In Vienna III（1995）
All Good Things（2000）
Where The Lost Ones Go（2001）
2011年，在丹麦居住了22年之后，她回到挪威。2011年8月21日，她在挪威National Memorial Ceremony表演挪威赞歌《Til ungdommen》。
2012年12月，她在St John's Church表演了两场免费的圣诞音乐会。
2016年初在TV-broadcast Royal Gala上表演。
Life and career
Sissel Kyrkjebø (born 24 June 1969), also simply known as Sissel, is a Norwegian soprano.
Sissel is considered one of the world's top crossover sopranos, her musical style ranges from pop recordings and folk songs, to classical vocals and operatic arias. She possesses a "crystalline" voice and wide vocal range, sweeping down from mezzo-soprano notes, in arias such as ‘Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix’ from Saint-Saëns's opera ‘Samson et Dalila’, to the F natural above soprano C.She sings mainly in English and Norwegian, and has also sung songs in Swedish, Danish, Irish, Italian, French, Russian, Icelandic, Faroese, German, Neapolitan, Māori, Japanese, and Latin.
She is well known for singing the Olympic Hymn (Hymne Olympique) at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway; for duets with Plácido Domingo, Charles Aznavour, José Carreras, Neil Sedaka, Warren G, Brian May, Bryn Terfel, Josh Groban, Diana Krall, Russell Watson and The Chieftains; and her participation on the Titanic film soundtrack.
Sissel received her first U.S. Grammy nominations on 6 December 2007 for a collaboration with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. ‘Spirit of the Season’, a collection of songs from the choir's 2006 Christmas concert at Temple Square, was nominated for the Best Classical Crossover Album of the Year, as well as Best Engineered Classical Album.
Sissel's combined solo record sales (not including soundtracks and other albums to which she contributed) amount to 10 million albums sold, most of them in Norway, a country with 5 million people. Her albums have also sold well in Sweden, Denmark and Japan. Together with Odd Nordstoga, they are the only Norwegian artists to have an album go 11 times platinum in album sales for ‘Strålande jul" (‘Glorious Christmas’).
The first name 'Sissel' is a Norwegian variant of 'Cecilia'. This is a popular first name from Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of church music.
In March 2007, a statistically representative sample of the Norwegian population chose her as the best female Norwegian musical artist in competition with 15 other big names, including Lene Marlin, Wenche Myhre, Kari Bremnes, and Bertine Zetlitz. In the summer of 2007, Sissel toured Norway, Sweden, France, and the US with a band. According to Sissel, this is a new concert format for her, without a choir. For the 2007 holiday season, PBS stations aired two concerts starring Sissel as part of the December pledge drive, one with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir titled ‘Spirit of the Season’, released on CD and DVD in late September 2007, the other with operatic legend and good friend José Carreras titled ‘Northern Lights’, released on CD and DVD in early November 2007. The albums of these concerts have proven to be extremely popular, with ‘Northern Lights’ reaching No. 10 in the Billboard Classical Crossover list, and ‘Spirit of the Season’ staying firmly planted at No.1 on the Billboard Classical charts for nine consecutive weeks.
The album ‘Northern Lights’ is a live recording of a concert at Bergstadens Ziir ("Jewel of the mountain town" in German), a church from the 17th Century in Røros, Norway (a 17th-Century Germany mining town). It was inspired by Norway's winter, the Blue hour, and the mystical ‘Northern Lights’.The music were arranged by Kjetil Bjerkestrand and the musicians sharing the stage with Sissel were the Trondheim Soloists, the Nidaros Cathedral Girls Choir, and Sissel's own band. The concert featured the tenor José Carreras, which performed the Julio Iglesias/Dolly Parton-duet "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" with Sissel. Sissel conducted an eight-city US tour in February 2008, singing selections from ‘Northern Lights’. A second leg of the tour covered more cities in the central and southern United States and lasted through April.
On 9 November 2009, Sissel released a new Christmas album called ‘Strålande Jul’ (Glorious Christmas), a project with Odd Nordstoga, another popular Norwegian singer.This album presents mostly lesser-known Christmas carols from Scandinavia. Sissel toured in both Norway and Sweden with Odd Nordstoga, The Real Group, Orsa spelmän, and Krister Henrikson. This album and their sold-out Christmas concerts received much critical acclaim in Norway and Sweden. The record company ‘Universal Music’ anticipated sales of about 100,000 CDs, but ultimately sold more than 400,000 in Norway in the first two months.
In May 2010, Sissel visited China with the Trondheim Soloists, on ‘Expo 2010’ in Shanghai.They performed songs like "Jag vill alltid følja dig", "Solveig's Song" and "Wait A While". Part of these concerts were broadcast on Norwegian television in the summer of 2010. On 20 September 2010, an unauthorized biography of ‘Sissel’, named Sissel, by Stig Nilsson, was released in Norway. Nilsson had written several songs for Sissel earlier in her career. In the book, Nilsson claims—among other things—that Sissel never became a worldwide superstar because she did not want to be. The book has only been released in Norwegian. On 15 November 2010, Sissel released a new album in Scandinavia called ‘Til deg’ (For You), recorded in ABBA's Polar Studios in Stockholm, Nidaros Studios in Trondheim, and in Nashville.This album shows a new direction in music and is heavily influenced by the style of country music, roots and folk. The album includes five songs sung in Swedish, three in Norwegian and two in English, including a Norwegian translation of Victoria Shaw's song "Never Alone", titled "Velkommen hjem", and a Swedish cover of Alison Krauss' song "Ghost in This House", called "Levande död". Sissel has collaborated with Mikael Wiehe, Espen Lind, and Py Bäckman on the new album.
In 2011 Sissel moved back to Norway after 22 years in Denmark. On 21 August 2011, Sissel performed the Norwegian hymn "Til ungdommen" by Nordahl Grieg at the National Memorial Ceremony for the victims of 22 July 2011 terrorist attacks.This ceremony took place in Oslo Spectrum and was broadcast live in all the Nordic countries. HM King Harald and HM Queen Sonja of Norway attended this ceremony with members from all the Nordic Royal Houses, and the prime ministers of Norway, Sweden, Denmark plus the presidents of Iceland and Finland. In September Sissel got her own stamp in Norway when a set of stamps of four Norwegian female performers was issued.
In December 2012 Sissel performed exclusively on two free Christmas-concerts in St John's Church, Bergen. This was the first time she performed a Christmas concert on her own in that church.
In November Sissel returned to the stage, after having a 3-year long break. She visited the Norwegian talkshow "Lindmo", where she performed "My Tribute" by Andrae Crouch. Sissel toured Norway in November and December with her Christmas concerts with a new mix of Christmas- and gospelsongs. She hired three gospelsingers from New York to back her up on these concerts.
On 17 May 2014 Sissel performed the Norwegian national anthem "Ja, vi elsker dette landet" and Griegs "Våren" on the Norwegian Constitution Day 2014 on Eidsvoll, Norway. HM The King and HM The Queen of Norway, HM The King and HM The Queen of Sweden, and HM The Queen and HRH The Prince Consort of Denmark were on this ceremony which was broadcast live on television. Later this year, in September Sissel performed with the Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis at a concert on Friday 5 September at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Greece. This concert, "Sing Me An Angel" was held in aid of the Non Profit Organisation "I Live For Me". They performed several duets like "You Raise Me Up", "Nights in White Satin", "Smile" and "What A Wonderful World". Sissel toured Norway and Sweden with her acclaimed Christmas concerts in November and December. In the fifth episode (of Season 3) of American television political drama series The Newsroom, which aired in December, a recording of Sissel singing Shenandoah was played in the death scene of Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston).
In 2015 Sissel performed as vocal soloist on 3 Titanic Live-concerts in Lucerne, Switzerland on 13, 14 and 15 March. And later in Royal Albert Hall, London on 27 April. Sissel performed the vocal lines of James Horner’s orchestral score as well as the solo soprano for "My Heart Will Go On". A few weeks later James Horner died when his single-engine Tucano aircraft crashed in the Los Padres National Forest. In December 2015 Sissel was as one of nine names nominated for the 2016 Hall of Fame at Rockheim in Norway.
The beginning of 2016 saw Sissel performing at a TV-broadcast Royal Gala on 17 January, celebrating HM The King and HM The Queen of Norway's 25 years anniversary as regents on the Norwegian throne. Sissel sang "For alltid" ("Forever"), written by Ole Paus.（虾米音乐）