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St. Olaf on Friday, 8:00 PM

St. Olaf

“(They have) remarkable balance and mellow tone: no shrill sopranos or sandpapery adolescent tenors here, just an even sound from the rumbling dark basses on up. (The choir) is good because of its dynamic shadings: its ability to sustain, then build from, nearly inaudible pianos, or to distinguish between a forte and a fortissimo.”

—Anne Midgette, The New York Times1457633_10151710057507294_516678869_n

One hundred years ago, a small Lutheran college in Northfield, Minnesota launched a music program, kicking it off with a Christmas concert that was so successful, they’ve been doing it ever since. St. Olaf College has distinguished itself for its first-class Christmas Festival. This year offering traditional carols, a sing-along, and even a piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning, and one-time Minnesotan, Aaron Jay Kernis; the broadcast concert has become a holiday mainstay across the U.S.

Listen to the St. Olaf Choir singing Carol of the Bells:

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