The Viking Sea Ship Christening 2016

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The Viking Sea Ship Christening 2016

Post by alcesalcesobservator » 1 year ago

A little something to add to Libera's long line of accomplishments: Ship christening.

(If anyone here knows how to embed videos from FB, go ahead.)
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Apparently, the Viking Sea has a snow grotto! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... emony.html

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Post by Surpinto » 1 year ago

Wow, very cool! I wonder how they were selected for such a unique event? It's another good piece of publicity for sure though.

Here is the embedded video. Took a little finagling to make it work. :)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153678890147992

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Surpinto wrote:Wow, very cool! I wonder how they were selected for such a unique event? It's another good piece of publicity for sure though.

Here is the embedded video. Took a little finagling to make it work. :)
Thanks Surpinto, you're amazing!
Regarding the publicity, I looked quick on the news sites, and there's no mention of a performance by Libera. PRNews says, "...as part of the ship's christening – or naming – ceremony, guests were treated to a concert from Norwegian soprano Sissel and The Olav's Choir." http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 64210.html
I can't find anything about a "Olav's Choir", online, though. Only a "St. Olaf's Choir", which is choir from The States, and who's social media page makes no mention of a christening.

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Post by fan_de_LoK » 1 year ago

I too searched for any mention of the libera performance on news sites, twitter, Facebook, but I found nothing.

About the singer Sissel Kyrkjebø I found a photo of her singing at night and a photo of the stage earlier in the day (here and here)

About the group "Olav's Choir", the correct name is Olavskoret (The Choir of the Norwegian Church).
Not guaranteed but it could be them on the video shown on this tweet

Both that choir and Sissel Kyrkjebø were directed by Paul Gobey.

Hopefully something will emerge about Libera's performance. They may publish a blog or some photos on the official site :)

Edit : I eventually found a photo that shows a bit of the the Libera on the Viking Sea.
They are on the upper deck, on the right, spread a bit everywhere along the bulwark.
Can you spot them ? :)
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Post by john45 » 1 year ago

I'm sure it was fun for the boys, but in my experience cruise ship entertainers are usually "has-beens" or "never-weres". Perhaps a "christening" is different, but I don't think it would impress on their resume.

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john45 wrote:I'm sure it was fun for the boys, but in my experience cruise ship entertainers are usually "has-beens" or "never-weres". Perhaps a "christening" is different, but I don't think it would impress on their resume.
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john45 wrote:I'm sure it was fun for the boys, but in my experience cruise ship entertainers are usually "has-beens" or "never-weres". Perhaps a "christening" is different, but I don't think it would impress on their resume.
My my, aren't we getting pragmatic in our old age? :lol: No, it's not impressive, but it is interesting.

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Yorkie wrote: Every year that passes, John, you sound more and more like me!
Not phonetically I hope.

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fan_de_LoK wrote:I too searched for any mention of the libera performance on news sites, twitter, Facebook, but I found nothing.

About the singer Sissel Kyrkjebø I found a photo of her singing at night and a photo of the stage earlier in the day (here and here)

About the group "Olav's Choir", the correct name is Olavskoret (The Choir of the Norwegian Church).
Not guaranteed but it could be them on the video shown on this tweet

Both that choir and Sissel Kyrkjebø were directed by Paul Gobey.

Hopefully something will emerge about Libera's performance. They may publish a blog or some photos on the official site :)

Edit : I eventually found a photo that shows a bit of the the Libera on the Viking Sea.
They are on the upper deck, on the right, spread a bit everywhere along the bulwark.
Can you spot them ? :)
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Thanks for finding this! :D

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Re: The Viking Sea Ship Christening 2016

Post by fan_de_LoK » 1 year ago

Here a photo from Paul Gobey that shows Libera performing from the stair of the atrium in the Viking Sea :)

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Post by alcesalcesobservator » 1 year ago

How do you find these things?! I wish he would have taken a video.

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john45 wrote:Not phonetically I hope.
Oh no, you don't talk with a nice posh English accent like I do. You do sound rather, dare I say it, Canadian these days old boy :wink:
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Post by Surpinto » 1 year ago

alcesalcesobservator wrote:How do you find these things?! I wish he would have taken a video.
Yes :shock: :shock: . I too want to learn FDL's ways!

Thank you for finding and sharing this photo. :D

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Surpinto wrote:
alcesalcesobservator wrote:How do you find these things?! I wish he would have taken a video.
Yes :shock: :shock: . I too want to learn FDL's ways!
There's no special ways :lol:
Just try by yourself and see what can be found on facebook when searching libera "viking sea" :wink:

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Re: The Viking Sea Ship Christening 2016

Post by alcesalcesobservator » 1 year ago

I found a video! On Facebook! By typing in "Libera Viking Sea"! FDL, I sit at your feet. I thank you, O Master of Internet Delving, for your wise instruction.

Of course, the video was taken with a potato, but it is clearly "A Wonderful World." I wonder if this was the only song they sang? (Sorry, it won't embed, even with switching the site from Youtube to FB. )


https://www.facebook.com/amanda.hinks.7/videos/1094239893971563/

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