St. Olaf Choral Festival

2020 Choral Festival Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Join the Chorus!

Since 1904, St. Olaf College has hosted choirs from across the country to share their talents and embrace the joy and community that arise from singing as one. The St. Olaf Choral Festival offers an exhilarating opportunity for choirs to experience instruction from world-renown conductor, Anton Armstrong, for two in-depth choral rehearsals, culminating in a rousing, collaborative concert alongside St. Olaf choirs.

Important Note: Unfortunately, St. Olaf College will be unable to offer the Choral Festival this year. We simply cannot host an event that large, that involves so many people visiting campus, in a way that adheres to our commitment to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the health of our students. We deeply regret the impact these circumstances have on our local high school students and educators, but look forward with hope to the day when we can resume hosting the Choral Festival on the St. Olaf campus.



Anton Armstrong, Conductor

Anton Armstrong is the Harry R. and Thora H. Tosdal Chair in Music, Professor of Music at St. Olaf College and Conductor of the St. Olaf Choir, a position he assumed in 1990.

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A Lasting Impact

The very first time Levi Wick ’19 visited St. Olaf College, he sang alongside hundreds of students and community members as part of Choral Festival. He was mesmerized by the beautiful sound.

“I knew at that moment — as a high school freshman — that I wanted to join a choir in college,” he said. “When it came time to look at schools, St. Olaf was at the top of my list.”