The organizer of the memorial concert in Kongsberg witnessed one of the murders: “Terrible”

Kongsberg memorial concertPhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB POOL
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On Sunday, a concert was arranged in Kongsberg church in memory of the murder victims. Organizer Matthias Anger witnessed one of the killings.

The cantor and organist Matthias Anger in Kongsberg church witnessed one of the murders in Hyttegata on Wednesday night. Anger told the newspaper VG that he and his cohabitant heard a scream on the street outside.

“We immediately understood that something life-threatening had happened, so we ran out of the apartment to help,” he says. He added that they witnessed a person being attacked.

Chased by the killer

Anger and the cohabitant wanted to help but did not manage to do so.

“Just before I reached the person, I faced the highly aggressive perpetrator who did not hesitate to come after me. He ran after me and threw a knife at me, a long stabbing weapon – a machete-like object,” Anger said.

“It was a terrible experience to witness a murder. It is difficult to comprehend,” he told the newspaper Drammens Tidende.

Arranged a memorial concert

On Sunday night, Anger was the organizer of a memorial concert for the five people who were killed on Wednesday. Kongsberg Kantori was actually supposed to have its annual autumn concert on Sunday, but Anger took the initiative to have a memorial concert for the killed and injured – with free admission.

The city commemorated the victims with tunes from Brahms, Mozart, and Mendelssohn on Sunday night.

Oslo Chamber Academy and Ensemble Allegria participated, together with Kongsberg Kantori, and soprano Tone Elisabeth Braaten.

Earlier on Sunday, a memorial service was held in Kongsberg church.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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