Solveig Leithaug, a Gospel Music Association's International Artist of the Year Award recipient and internationally-acclaimed recording artist, will be performing at St. Bartholomew's Church in Nashville with Norway's gospel choir (Voice of Joy) and the St. Bartholomew's Chamber Singers on September 7, 2014. The Norwegian born singer/songwriter will sing songs from her current CD, Finding Home, which was produced by Steve Hindalong, as well as classics from her Norwegian repertoire. Joining her will be some of the Christian music industry's top musicians - Matt Slocum (Sixpence None the Richer), Steve Hindalong (Sara Groves, Leeland) and violinist Bethany Bordeaux (Laura Story, Andrew Peterson). A suggested donation for tickets for the concert is $5 per person or $15 per family. Donations from the event will support Compassion International.
Throughout her 30-year career, Leithaug has recorded 18 albums, including three gold-selling projects. She has served as a guest artist at official Norway Parliament functions, national and international conferences and television broadcasts. She has also performed at cathedrals, prisons and inner-city outreach events. As a Gaither Homecoming Artist, she has been featured on the chart-topping Gaither Homecoming Series and her live performance at the Grand Ole Opry of "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" was featured on the Gaither Homecoming DVD, How Great Thou Art. Leithaug's original song, "Everything Has Its Season," is featured on The Women of Homecoming, Volume 1.
Voice of Joy features 24 young singers from the island of Karmøy in western Norway. The choir has toured throughout Scandinavia and America, and is a leader in Norway's gospel choir tradition. The group has recorded several CDs and been featured on a number of TV and radio networks.
St. Bartholomew's Chamber Singers, under the direction of David Madeira, is known throughout Middle Tennessee for its performances on WPLN.