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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.

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Episode 2: Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Jazz at St. Olaf

Enjoy all things St. Olaf Jazz in this episode that pairs highlights from campus jazz concerts with a viewing of “Cubano Be – Cubano Bop,” a vibrant, high-energy documentary about Jazz I’s tour to Cuba in 2016. Hear firsthand why Jazz I was awarded the prestigious national award for “Outstanding Performance by Large Undergraduate Jazz Ensemble” by DownBeat Magazine in 2019 and “Best College or University Big Band” by DownBeat 2011, and enjoy reflections and insights from jazz band director Dave Hagedorn on the eve of his retirement after building the jazz program at St. Olaf College since 1997.

The concert aired Sunday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m. CT.

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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.

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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.

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