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September 2019

Together in Hope Guest Concert

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Guest ensemble Together in Hope performs in Boe Memorial Chapel.

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October 2019

St. Olaf Band Family Weekend Concert

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The St. Olaf Band, conducted by Timothy Mahr '78, presents its Family Weekend concert. Founded in 1891, the St. Olaf Band is an ensemble noted for superb musicianship. Under the leadership of Mahr, the St. Olaf Band performs the very best compositions and transcriptions for symphonic band, producing an exciting, crowd-pleasing style.

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Family Weekend Concert

October 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Viking Chorus, Manitou Singers, Norseman Band, and St. Olaf Philharmonia present their family weekend concert. Conductors include Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Therees Hibbard, Arthur Haecker, and Martin Hodel. The concert is free and open to the public.

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St. Olaf Orchestra Tour: Middleton, Wisconsin

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Steven Amundson, presents their fall tour program at the Middleton Performing Arts Center in Middleton, Wisconsin. Recognized nationally and internationally, the 92-member St. Olaf Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest among U.S. liberal arts colleges. In 2013, the orchestra was named the winner of the American Prize for Orchestra Performance among colleges and universities. In addition to performing throughout the United States, the orchestra has toured in Scandinavia,…

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St. Olaf Orchestra Tour: Naperville, Illinois

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Steven Amundson, presents their fall tour program at Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville, Illinois. Recognized nationally and internationally, the 92-member St. Olaf Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest among U.S. liberal arts colleges. In 2013, the orchestra was named the winner of the American Prize for Orchestra Performance among colleges and universities. In addition to performing throughout the United States, the orchestra has toured in Scandinavia, Europe, China,…

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St. Olaf Orchestra: Stevens Point, WI

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Steven Amundson, presents their fall tour program at Stevens Point Senior High School in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

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St. Olaf Orchestra Tour: Elgin, Illinois

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Steven Amundson, presents their fall tour program at Blizzard Theatre on the campus of Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois. Recognized nationally and internationally, the 92-member St. Olaf Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest among U.S. liberal arts colleges. In 2013, the orchestra was named the winner of the American Prize for Orchestra Performance among colleges and universities. In addition to performing throughout the United States, the orchestra…

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St. Olaf Orchestra Tour: DeKalb, Illinois

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Steven Amundson, presents their fall tour program at DeKalb High School in DeKalb, Illinois. Recognized nationally and internationally, the 92-member St. Olaf Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest among U.S. liberal arts colleges. In 2013, the orchestra was named the winner of the American Prize for Orchestra Performance among colleges and universities. In addition to performing throughout the United States, the orchestra has toured in Scandinavia, Europe, China,…

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St. Olaf Orchestra Tour: Carmel, Indiana

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Steven Amundson, presents their fall tour program at The Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana. Recognized nationally and internationally, the 92-member St. Olaf Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest among U.S. liberal arts colleges. In 2013, the orchestra was named the winner of the American Prize for Orchestra Performance among colleges and universities. In addition to performing throughout the United States, the orchestra has…

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St. Olaf Orchestra Tour: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Steven Amundson, presents their fall tour program at Whitefish Bay High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Recognized nationally and internationally, the 92-member St. Olaf Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest among U.S. liberal arts colleges. In 2013, the orchestra was named the winner of the American Prize for Orchestra Performance among colleges and universities. In addition to performing throughout the United States, the orchestra has toured in Scandinavia, Europe,…

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St. Olaf Orchestra Tour: Coralville, Iowa

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Steven Amundson, presents their fall tour program at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts in Coralville, Iowa. Recognized nationally and internationally, the 92-member St. Olaf Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the finest among U.S. liberal arts colleges. In 2013, the orchestra was named the winner of the American Prize for Orchestra Performance among colleges and universities. In addition to performing throughout the United States, the orchestra has toured…

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St. Olaf Choir at Normandale Lutheran Church

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

The St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Anton Armstrong '78, shares music in worship at Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina, Minnesota.

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St. Olaf Orchestra Home Concert

October 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Steven Amundson, presents a homecoming concert. The 92-member St. Olaf Orchestra, widely recognized as one of the finest undergraduate orchestras in the United States, has been featured on NPR and PBS and was the 2013 winner of the the American Prize in Orchestral Performance.

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St. Olaf Chapel Choir Concert

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The St. Olaf Chapel Choir, conducted by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, presents a concert. Specializing in the performance of oratorio and larger works, the St. Olaf Chapel Choir frequently collaborates with the St. Olaf Orchestra as well as instrumentalists and soloists from the St. Olaf community. The Chapel Choir leads a service of Vespers each fall and leads worship for the St. Olaf Student Congregation several Sundays per semester.

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St. Olaf Cantorei Concert

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The St. Olaf Cantorei, conducted by James Bobb, performs in Boe Memorial Chapel. The St. Olaf Cantorei was established in the 1960s as the Campus Choir to provide opportunities for more students to participate in the St. Olaf choral tradition. The ensemble has become known for creative programming that blends the St. Olaf choral tradition with instrumental color and is uniquely honed and focused to lead worship and provide a distinctive musical and spiritual experience.

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November 2019

St. Olaf Festival of Bands

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Festival Band, St. Olaf Band, and Norseman Band will perform a joint concert in Skoglund Center at 4:00pm.

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St. Olaf Orchestra Family Concert

November 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Steven Amundson, presents a family concert. The 92-member St. Olaf Orchestra, widely recognized as one of the finest undergraduate orchestras in the United States, has been featured on NPR and PBS and was the 2013 winner of the the American Prize in Orchestral Performance.

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Jazz I Concert

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

St. Olaf Jazz I presents its spring concert. St. Olaf Jazz was awarded "Outstanding Performance by Large Undergraduate Jazz Ensemble" by DownBeat Magazine in 2019 and voted the "Best College or University Big Band" by DownBeat 2011. The nationally recognized jazz ensembles at St. Olaf College offer outstanding performance opportunities to students of any major. Under the direction of David Hagedorn, a variety of musical styles are incorporated into every concert throughout the year, including swing, be-bop, fusion, funk, salsa…

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St. Olaf Philharmonia and Norseman Band Concert

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Norseman Band, conducted by Arthur Haecker, and the St. Olaf Philharmonia, conducted by Martin Hodel, present a joint fall concert. The Norseman Band is one of two symphonic bands at St. Olaf and has developed a reputation in recent years as a dynamic and exciting concert ensemble. The band strives to program for a wide audience including young listeners. The St. Olaf Philharmonia was established in 1975 to accommodate the college's growing numbers of strong players. The orchestra performs…

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December 2019

St. Olaf Christmas Festival

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until December 7, 2019

For many people, over several generations, the celebration of the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany season begins with the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival, a century-old tradition of the college. The first festival was a musical program for the college community, planned and directed by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf Music Department. The festival continues as an outgrowth of Christian conviction and an expression of the rich musical heritage at St. Olaf, a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.…

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Norseman Band Singalong

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Norseman Band, conducted by Arthur Haecker, will lead the audience in a sing-along during Christmas Festival weekend.

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St. Olaf Christmas Festival

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until December 7, 2019

For many people, over several generations, the celebration of the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany season begins with the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival, a century-old tradition of the college. The first festival was a musical program for the college community, planned and directed by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf Music Department. The festival continues as an outgrowth of Christian conviction and an expression of the rich musical heritage at St. Olaf, a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.…

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St. Olaf Christmas Festival

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until December 7, 2019

For many people, over several generations, the celebration of the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany season begins with the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival, a century-old tradition of the college. The first festival was a musical program for the college community, planned and directed by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf Music Department. The festival continues as an outgrowth of Christian conviction and an expression of the rich musical heritage at St. Olaf, a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.…

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St. Olaf Christmas Festival

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For many people, over several generations, the celebration of the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany season begins with the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival, a century-old tradition of the college. The first festival was a musical program for the college community, planned and directed by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the St. Olaf Music Department. The festival continues as an outgrowth of Christian conviction and an expression of the rich musical heritage at St. Olaf, a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.…

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February 2020

St. Olaf Band Home Concert

February 9, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The St. Olaf Band, conducted by Timothy Mahr '78, presents its tour home concert. Founded in 1891, the St. Olaf Band is an ensemble noted for superb musicianship. Under the leadership of Mahr, the St. Olaf Band performs the very best compositions and transcriptions for symphonic band, producing an exciting, crowd-pleasing style.

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St. Olaf Choir Home Concert

February 16, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Anton Armstrong '78, presents its tour home concert. The St. Olaf Choir, with 75 mixed voices, is the premier a cappella choir in the United States. For over a century, the choir has set a standard of choral excellence and remained at the forefront of choral artistry. Conducted since 1990 by Anton Armstrong, the St. Olaf Choir continues to develop the tradition that originated with its founder, F. Melius Christiansen.

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March 2020

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Concert

March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will perform in Boe Memorial Chapel.

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Norseman Band Spring Concert

March 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Norseman Band, conducted by Arthur Haecker, performs in Boe Memorial Chapel.

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St. Olaf Orchestra Spring Concert

March 15, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Steven Amundson, presents its spring concert.

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April 2020

St. Olaf Cantorei Concert

April 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The St. Olaf Cantorei, conducted by James Bobb, performs in Boe Memorial Chapel. The St. Olaf Cantorei was established in the 1960s as the Campus Choir to provide opportunities for more students to participate in the St. Olaf choral tradition. The ensemble has become known for creative programming that blends the St. Olaf choral tradition with instrumental color and is uniquely honed and focused to lead worship ad provide a distinctive musical and spiritual experience.

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St. Olaf Band Spring Concert

April 19, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The St. Olaf Band, conducted by Timothy Mahr '78, presents a spring concert. Founded in 1891, the St. Olaf Band is the oldest music organization at St. Olaf College, a campus internationally renowned for its high caliber of music ensembles. The band has toured nationally since 1904 and internationally since 1906, when it performed a four-week, 30-concert tour of Norway, making it the first American collegiate band to tour Europe. The band has subsequently toured several times in Norway, Great…

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Oratorio Concert

April 26, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The St. Olaf Chapel Choir and the St. Olaf Orchestra will present a concert.

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St. Olaf Philharmonia Spring Concert

April 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The St. Olaf Philharmonia, conducted by Martin Hodel, presents its spring concert. The St. Olaf Philharmonia was established in 1975 to accommodate the college's growing numbers of strong players. The orchestra performs music from all periods, including repertoire for string orchestra, chamber orchestra, and symphony orchestra.

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May 2020

Manitou Singers Spring Concert

May 2, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Manitou Singers, conducted by Therees Hibbard, present a spring concert.

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Norseman Band Concert

May 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Norseman Band, conducted by Arthur Haecker, performs in Boe Memorial Chapel.

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Jazz I Concert

May 3, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

St. Olaf Jazz I presents its spring concert. St. Olaf Jazz was awarded "Outstanding Performance by Large Undergraduate Jazz Ensemble" by DownBeat Magazine in 2019 and voted the "Best College or University Big Band" by DownBeat 2011. The nationally recognized jazz ensembles at St. Olaf College offer outstanding performance opportunities to students of any major. Under the direction of David Hagedorn, a variety of musical styles are incorporated into every concert throughout the year, including swing, be-bop, fusion, funk, salsa…

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St. Olaf Choir with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in Concert

May 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Artistic Partner Richard Egarr and the world-renowned St. Olaf Choir join the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for a very special performance of Mozart’s Requiem at the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Shrouded in mystery and controversy, Requiem is one of Mozart’s most famous works. Unfinished at the time of his death, the piece was finished shortly after by Franz Süssmayr, who worked as a copyist for Mozart near the time of his death. The St. Olaf Choir will share its incomparable…

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St. Olaf Choir with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in Concert

May 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Artistic Partner Richard Egarr and the world-renowned St. Olaf Choir join the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for a very special performance of Mozart’s Requiem at the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Shrouded in mystery and controversy, Requiem is one of Mozart’s most famous works. Unfinished at the time of his death, the piece was finished shortly after by Franz Süssmayr, who worked as a copyist for Mozart near the time of his death. The St. Olaf Choir will share its incomparable…

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St. Olaf Choir with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in Concert

May 9, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Artistic Partner Richard Egarr and the world-renowned St. Olaf Choir join the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for a very special performance of Mozart’s Requiem at the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Shrouded in mystery and controversy, Requiem is one of Mozart’s most famous works. Unfinished at the time of his death, the piece was finished shortly after by Franz Süssmayr, who worked as a copyist for Mozart near the time of his death. The St. Olaf Choir will share its incomparable…

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St. Olaf Choir with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in Concert

May 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Artistic Partner Richard Egarr and the world-renowned St. Olaf Choir join the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for a very special performance of Mozart’s Requiem at the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Shrouded in mystery and controversy, Requiem is one of Mozart’s most famous works. Unfinished at the time of his death, the piece was finished shortly after by Franz Süssmayr, who worked as a copyist for Mozart near the time of his death. The St. Olaf Choir will share its incomparable…

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St. Olaf Orchestra Senior Soloists Concert

May 10, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Steven Amundson, presents a concert featuring senior soloists. The 92-member orchestra, widely recognized as one of the finest undergraduate orchestras in the United States, has been featured on NPR and PBS and was the 2013 winner of the the American Prize in Orchestral Performance.

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Commencement Concert

May 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The St. Olaf Orchestra, St. Olaf Choir, and St. Olaf Band present their commencement concert. The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Steven Amundson, is widely recognized as one of the finest undergraduate orchestras in the United States. The 92-member orchestra has been featured on NPR and PBS and was the 2013 winner of the the American Prize in Orchestral Performance. The St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Anton Armstrong '78, is the premier a cappella choir in the United States. For…

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