Episode 5: Tesfa's Choral Gems
In our return episode, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Assistant Professor of Music and conductor of St. Olaf Chapel Choir and Viking Chorus, delivers a program loaded with some of his favorite choral performances in recent years. When we most need it, the right piece of music can smooth our ragged edges, fill our emotional tanks, and send us back into the world with more to give. You’ll hear well-known works from the St. Olaf Choir, exciting contemporary works from St. Olaf Chapel Choir and Viking Chorus, moving selections from recent Christmas Festivals featuring the St. Olaf Orchestra, and a few additional surprising selections.
The concert aires Sunday, September 27 at 3:30 p.m. CT.
Episode 1: A St. Olaf Ensemble Showcase
In our first episode, we celebrate the excellent music made by this year’s ensembles before their concert season on campus came to an early end. You’ll hear well-known masterworks from the St. Olaf Orchestra and St. Olaf Philharmonia, exciting contemporary works from Norseman Band and the St. Olaf Band, beloved choral works with messages of comfort and renewal from the St. Olaf Choir, St. Olaf Cantorei, St. Olaf Chapel Choir, Viking Chorus, Manitou Singers, and Chamber Singers, and engaging selections from Collegium Musicum, the St. Olaf Handbell Choir and St. Olaf Jazz I.
The concert aired Sunday, May 3.
Episode 3: Speaking of Sacred Music
In this uplifting hour, join Associate Professor of Music, Jamie Bobb, for an exploration of sacred sounds from The Hill. Hear thoughtfully chosen works from an enticing array of choral and instrumental ensembles. Draw solace and energy from music that reminds us to listen for the sacred every day. Featured ensembles and musicians include: St. Olaf Cantorei, St. Olaf Chapel Choir, St. Olaf Choir, St. Olaf Handbell Choir, Manitou Singers, Francesca Anderegg, and the Massed Choir from the St. Olaf Christmas Festival.
The concert aired Sunday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. CT.
Episode 4: Celebration Concert - St. Olaf Band, St. Olaf Choir, St. Olaf Orchestra
On a typical St. Olaf Commencement weekend, a Celebration Concert features the St. Olaf Band, St. Olaf Choir, and St. Olaf Orchestra. In this episode, which directly follows the Virtual Celebration for the Class of 2020 airing at 3 p.m. CT, we bring the spirit of that concert to a broader audience. Whether you’re joining us at home or work, in your car or outdoors, we invite you to celebrate the music made by these St. Olaf students and by the musicians in your own life.
The concert aired Sunday, May 24 at 3:30 p.m. CT.