Alleluia (Exsultate, jubilate) – Aksel Rykkvin (boy soprano) – Stephen Hicks (piano) – Sept. 2015

Treble Aksel Johannes Skramstad Rykkvin sings "Alleluia" from "Exsultate, jubilate" (W.A.Mozart) during the opening concert of Røros Organ Festival 2015. Accompanist: festival director and cantor Stephen Hicks. Sept. 21th, 2015, Røros Church. http://www.ajsrykkvin.no Aksel is a boy soloist with the Children’s Chorus of the Norwegian National Opera ("Barnekoret ved Den Norske Opera & Ballett") and…

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