Concert ”In the Footsteps of Saint Olav” February 8th, St Olave church in London.
The performance is a concert including the story of St Olavs, Olav Haraldssons, life - from viking to saint accompanied with folklore and classical music and song from the St Olavs mass written in The Nidaros Dome in the 12th century.
Sofia Sahlin - flutist, singer and piano/organist from Sweden - has, since 2013, performed ”pilgrimage concerts” both about the inner journey and based on the story of St Olav in churches along the ”St Olavsleden”.
In the past she has also worked in the Symphony Orchestras of Stockholm and Gothenburg and as chamber musician. Sofia has a masters degree in flute from Royal Music Academy of Sweden and studied one year in Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam. Since 2013 she’s also got a cantor musician exam.
The Pilgrim path St. Olavsleden stretches 560 kilometres through Sweden and Norway from the Baltic Sea to the Atlantic. The path starts in Selånger, where King Olav Haraldsson stepped ashore in July 1030 after several years in exile. He marched his army to Norway, determined to convert the country to Christianity and win back the throne. The journey ended in Stiklestad, where Olav fell in battle on 29 July. Beautiful St. Olavsleden is Scandinavia’s answer to El Camino, through deep forests to open countryside and lakes.