Cultural Connections

'In the Beginning', painting by Håkon Gullvåg.
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The purpose of our pilgrimage is to build friendship, engage in dialogue and cross borders literally and metaphorically. The walk will symbolize diversity and solidarity, and participants from different religious denominations are invited to walk together. Cultural events will be organized along the way. The renowned Norwegian painter Håkon Gullvåg – who has won recognition for his ecclesiastical commissions – donates a portable altarpiece to the pilgrimage.

A quartet from The Trondheim Soloists (Trondheimsolistene) will give concerts for the pilgrims during the events in Norway 22nd April, in Rome 15th October and in Jerusalem 25th and 26th October.

The Schola Sanctae Sunnivae Choir – an ensemble seeking to preserve the heritage of Norwegian Gregorian chant – will perform together with the Trondheim Soloists and local musicians when the pilgrims arrive in Ramallah and Jerusalem.

Tormod Tvete Vik's composition dedicated to the pilgrimage will be performed for the first time by the Trondheim Soloists and the Schola Sanctae Sunnivae in Nidaros Cathedral 22 April. The composition is inspired by hymns from the countries the pilgrims will walk through: Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Palestine and Israel. The composition will also be played to celebrate the pilgrims' arrival in Rome and Jerusalem in October.

Dates and details will follow on this blog. Check out our itineraries to find out more

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