St. Olaf Chapel Choir

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Founded in 1925, the St. Olaf Chapel Choir began as one of two mixed choruses at St. Olaf College following the dissolution of the Choral Union. 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.

Each fall, the Chapel Choir leads a service of Vespers, sometimes in collaboration with high school and community ensembles like the Northfield Youth Choirs Chorale and Troubadours, Elements of Sound from Shattuck-St. Mary’s, and the Northfield High School Concert Choir. The St. Olaf Chapel Choir performs on the annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival, and has been broadcast nationally in movie theaters, television and radio. Additionally, the Chapel Choir leads worship for the St. Olaf Student Congregation several Sundays per semester.

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Tesfa Y Wondemagegnehu

Tesfa Y Wondemagegnehu (he, him, his)

Assistant Professor of Music - Voice; Conductor, Chapel Choir and Viking Chorus

Christiansen Hall of Music 204

Office Hours: by appointment

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