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Nov. 30 2014

12/23/14 – St. Olaf Christmas Festival – 9pm

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2012 St. Olaf Christmas: Viking Chorus (St. Olaf College)

2012 St. Olaf Christmas: Viking Chorus (St. Olaf College)

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States. Started in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf College Music Department, the festival features more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.

Participating choral ensembles include the St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Anton Armstrong ’78; Viking Chorus and Chapel Choir, both conducted by Christopher Aspaas ’95; Cantorei, conducted by James Bobb; and Manitou Singers, conducted by Sigrid Johnson. The St. Olaf Orchestra is conducted by Steven Amundson. Each group performs individually and as part of a mass ensemble.

click here to download a .pdf history of the festival with some great pictures!


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